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Official: Burmese Minister to Meet Suu Kyi

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official said Saturday pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet next week with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The official, who asked not to be named, said Aung San Suu Kyi and Labor Minister Aung Kyi will meet Monday at a state guest house in Yangon. Aung Kyi […]

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Obama, Sarkozy Approve of Greek Debt Rescue Plan

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have agreed the new Greek debt rescue plan will help ensure stability of the common European currency. The White House says the two leaders spoke by phone Saturday on the Greek plan, which was adopted Thursday at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels. A statement […]

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Bomb Blast in Nigeria Wounds 3 Soldiers

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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A bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has wounded three government soldiers. A military officer, Hassan Mohammed, said the explosion occurred late Saturday. He said that radical Islamist sect Boko Haram was believed to be behind the blast. Boko Haram wants to impose strict Sharia law across the north, and it rejects […]

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