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US General Warns Iran on Iraq Militia Attacks

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama’s pick to become the top United States military officer has warned Tehran not to underestimate American resolve in responding to Iranian-sponsored attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. General Martin Dempsey said Tuesday that Iran’s increased arming of Shi’ite militiamen in southern Iraq who are targeting U.S. troops may be designed to trigger […]

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UN Food Headed to Drought-Stricken Areas in Africa

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. World Food Program says it will begin to airlift food to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa on Wednesday. WFP director Josette Sheeran told VOA Tuesday the first flights will head to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The airlift was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but the flights were held up by logistical problems in Kenya. The […]

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Mexico Police Reporter Found Dead

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A newspaper reporter who covered police stories in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz has been found dead. Authorities say the body of Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, a reporter for Notiver newspaper, was discovered Tuesday behind the offices of another paper, and that a note had been left beside her remains. Ordaz de la […]

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Obama Chief of Staff: US Will Not Default

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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White House Chief of Staff William Daley says he is confident the United States will not default on its debt. Daley told CNBC television Tuesday that there are a lot of debt reduction plans on the table and everyone is stressed as the August 2 deadline for default gets closer. But he said that, in […]

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North Korean Nuclear Envoy Arrives in New York

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s first vice minister and former chief nuclear negotiator has arrived in the U.S. for talks with officials on the future of stalled disarmament talks. Kim Kye Gwan arrived in New York Tuesday afternoon, two days ahead of the meeting with a team of senior U.S. officials. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced […]

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Pakistani FM: India, Pakistan Have Opportunity for Friendly Relations

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s foreign minister has voiced optimism about the future of Indian-Pakistani relations, as the longtime rival countries hold bilateral talks aimed at furthering their peace dialogue. Hina Rabbani Khar said Tuesday India and Pakistan can move forward as good, friendly neighbors who have a stake in each other’s future. Khar plans to meet with Indian […]

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US Agency Puts Aid to Malawi ‘On Hold’

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has put a $350 million aid package to Malawi on hold, following deadly clashes between police and protesters in the southern African country. A U.S. government agency that assists developing countries, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, said Tuesday it will review its partnership with Malawi. The agency has expressed concern about the government’s […]

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Medical Officials: Mubarak Weak and Refusing to Eat

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian medical officials say the country’s deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, is weak and is refusing solid food – increasing speculation that he will not stand trial next week for his alleged role in the killing of anti-government protesters. Mr. Mubarak’s chief doctor, Assem Azzam, says the former president suffers from severe depression. He also says […]

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Tadic Warns Outsiders Against Encouraging Kosovo Police

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian President Boris Tadic is appealing for diplomacy after Kosovo police tried to seize control of two border posts in Kosovo’s Serb-dominated north, wounding two officers and three civilians. Mr. Tadic said Tuesday the police action was intended to take over Serb areas and is completely unacceptable. He warned any outsiders who would encourage the […]

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US Stocks Lower Tuesday

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes ended Tuesday’s trading on a downward slide. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off more than seven-tenths of one percent to close at 12,501, while the S&P 500 was down four-tenths of a percent at 1,332. The NASDAQ composite index fell one-tenth of a percent to 2,840. Stocks ended mixed in Europe. […]

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