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Report: 1 Police Officer Killed, 7 Wounded in Chechnya Violence

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian news report says a police officer was killed and seven others wounded during a clash Wednesday with an unknown armed group in Russia’s restive Chechnya region. The Interfax news agency quotes a police spokesman as saying police discovered the group in a forest several kilometers from a village and pursued them. One officer […]

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Russia Lays Out Plan for Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has proposed a “phased” process by which Iran could address questions about its nuclear program and be rewarded with a gradual easing of international sanctions. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the proposal Wednesday following talks in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It seeks to bring Iran back […]

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6 NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says six of its service members died in two separate attacks in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday. In the first attack in the Tagab district of Kapisa province, a suicide bomber killed five French soldiers. French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office said the bomber blew himself up near French troops who were protecting a local council meeting […]

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Day 4: Debt Talks Grow More Heated

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiations to raise the U.S. government’s borrowing limit grew increasingly heated on the fourth day of talks at the White House between President Barack Obama and top lawmakers. Congressional aides from both the Democratic and Republican parties reported late Wednesday that the day’s meeting ended on a tense note, with President Obama sharply rejecting Republican […]

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Clinton: Gadhafi’s Days Are Numbered

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi that his days in power “are numbered” and that the international community will soon increase the pressure on him to leave. Her comments came after rebel fighters Wednesday retook a strategic village they had lost to forces loyal to Mr. Gadhafi earlier in […]

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UNICEF Resumes Airlifts Into South-Central Somalia

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time in two years, the United Nations has airlifted aid to a part of Somalia controlled by the militant group al-Shabab. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children’s Fund has told VOA that the agency flew five tons of aid into the town of Baidoa on Wednesday. She says the shipment included medicines […]

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IMF Report: Greece’s Debt Could Fall if Measures Strictly Implemented

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that Greece’s debt will decline only if authorities are able to implement their ambitious fiscal and privatization program. In the latest review of its 2010 rescue loan to Greece, the global lending institution warned that for the program to succeed, the austerity measures must be implemented in a timely […]

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US-Afghan Women’s Council Meets in Washington

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council has met at the White House to discuss ways to support Afghan women as Afghanistan moves toward taking full responsibility for its security by the end of 2014. Participants in the discussion Wednesday also focused on ensuring a meaningful voice and protection of rights for women in the Afghan peace and […]

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21 Dead, 141 Wounded in India’s Mumbai Bombings

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Three consecutive bomb blasts tore through India’s financial capital, Mumbai, Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 141 others. The explosions occurred within 20 minutes of each other in crowded areas of the city during the evening rush-hour — two in the south and one in central Mumbai. No one has claimed responsibility, but […]

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NASA Holds ‘Barbecue’ Farewell for Shuttle Program

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronauts at the International Space Station are preparing for a virtual backyard barbecue to celebrate the end of NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program. The menu for Thursday’s “all-American” meal includes brisket, corn, baked beans and apple pie, and the U.S. space agency is inviting the Earth-bound to their party. NASA has made their recipes — […]

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