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Obama, NATO Secretary-General Meet at White House

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama met with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the White House Monday for talks that covered Libya and other topics. The White House issued a statement Monday, saying Mr. Obama thanked Rasmussen for “his strong and effective leadership” during NATO’s seven-month operation in Libya. The statement said the president and the […]

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Jimmy Carter Visits Haiti: Discusses Pace of Post-Quake Reconstruction

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says he has not seen many homes built for the poor following the deadly earthquake that rocked Haiti nearly two years ago. Mr. Carter made his comments in interviews Monday as he visited the Caribbean nation, which is struggling to recover from the January 2010 temblor. In one interview, he […]

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Deadly Riots Erupt in Liberia Ahead of Runoff Poll

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Riots have erupted between Liberian police and opposition protesters in Monrovia, killing at least one person on the eve of a presidential runoff vote. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former justice minister Winston Tubman, the incumbent president’s challenger in the runoff. Tubman has called on his supporters to boycott Tuesday’s […]

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US Expects IAEA to ‘Echo’ Concerns on Iran Nuclear Program

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House said Monday it expects the International Atomic Energy Agency to “echo” U.S. concerns about Iran’s nuclear activities when the U.N. body releases a report on Iran later this week. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters the Obama administration believes the report will reinforce the view that Iran has failed to […]

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5 Killed as Syrian Troops Storm Residential District of Homs

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government forces stormed the Baba Amr residential district of Homs Monday, kicking in doors and making house-to-house arrests after nearly a week of deadly assaults that reportedly killed more than 110 people. The activists said security forces backed by tanks and heavy weapons killed at least five people in Homs and […]

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US Senators Demand China Crack Down on Suppliers of Fake Military Parts

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two key members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are demanding China crack down on firms that make counterfeit military parts, saying they jeopardize U.S. national security and American lives. Democrat Carl Levin and Republican John McCain say fake electronic military hardware has wound up in U.S. helicopters and cargo jets. A Commerce Department investigation […]

Nigeria Hunts Bombers After Deadly Wave of Attacks

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tensions remain high in Nigeria where authorities are searching for members of a radical Islamic sect believed to have carried out a wave of deadly bombings across the north in recent days. Authorities believe Boko Haram orchestrated the attacks, which have killed at least 100 people since Friday. Police in the city of Damaturu set […]

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HK Pro-Democracy Parties to Review Strategy After Election Defeats

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians say they will review their future election strategies after their pro-Beijing rivals scored big wins in Sunday’s municipal elections in the Chinese special administrative region. Radio Television Hong Kong said Monday pro-Beijing and pro-establishment candidates won 43 percent of the 412 district council seats open for election, increasing their share of […]

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US to Attend SAARC Summit in the Maldives

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says Assistant Secretary of State , Robert O. Blake, will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2011 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in the Maldives. The summit will be held November 10-11 in Addu City. A statement issued Monday said Blake’s nearly week-long trip to the Maldives will […]

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US Lawmakers Lift Hold on Palestinian Aid

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have lifted a hold on aid to the Palestinians which was suspended earlier this year in response to their bid for United Nations membership. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says she will no longer block some $200 million in aid used to fund the Palestinian police force and […]

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