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Egypt’s Post-Mubarak Polls Peaceful; High Turnout Reported

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians voted Monday in the first parliamentary elections since a popular uprising ended the 30-year rule of former president Hosni Mubarak in February. Voters lined up for hours to take part in the polls, suggesting a high turnout. Many said they were voting for the first time, while others expressed hope that this election, unlike […]

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EU Leaders Pledge New Economic Integration

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Key European leaders pledged at a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama Monday that they will push for closer economic integration of the 17-nation eurozone to help resolve the continent’s burgeoning debt crisis. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called for uniform, binding controls over government spending in […]

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EU Leaders Pledge New Economic Integration

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Key European leaders pledged at a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama Monday that they will push for closer economic integration of the 17-nation eurozone to help resolve the continent’s burgeoning debt crisis. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called for uniform, binding controls over government spending in […]

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Incidents of Unrest, Violence Mar DR Congo Elections

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Congolese voters cast ballots Monday in the country’s second multi-party elections since the end of a brutal civil war in 2003. There were reports of violence and accusations of fraud in some of Congo’s major cities, though voting appeared to come off peacefully in many areas. VOA correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the […]

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Poland Calls on Ukraine to Resolve Tymoshenko Case

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has urged Ukraine to resolve the imprisonment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, saying Kyiv’s bid to join the European Union hinges on it. Mr. Komorowski said Monday a realistic solution must be found if Ukraine wants to continue integration with the EU. The visiting Polish leader, whose country currently holds […]

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Pakistan Denies Reports It Triggered NATO Strike

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is denying reports it provoked NATO cross-border airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in an incident that has further strained U.S.-Pakistan relations. Pakistan’s army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said Monday claims that Pakistani troops initiated the firefight Saturday are not true and that NATO and Afghan officials were “making excuses.” He noted that […]

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Pakistan Denies Reports It Triggered NATO Strike

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is denying reports it provoked NATO cross-border airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in an incident that has further strained U.S.-Pakistan relations. Pakistan’s army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said Monday claims that Pakistani troops initiated the firefight Saturday are not true and that NATO and Afghan officials were “making excuses.” He noted that […]

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US, EU Leaders Meet as Eurozone Sinks into Recession

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report says the eurozone’s economy is falling into a recession. Monday’s report came as key European leaders were in Washington for a debt crisis summit with U.S. President Barack Obama. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said it expects the economy for the 17 nations that use the euro currency will shrink […]

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Report: Russian Lawyer Magnitsky Beaten to Death in Jail

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A private investigation into the 2009 prison death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has concluded that he was beaten to death and denied medical treatment, and accuses the government of failing to prosecute those responsible. The report by William Browder, founder of the British-based investment fund Hermitage Capital Management for which Magnitsky worked before his […]

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Incidents of Unrest, Violence Mar DR Congo Elections

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Congolese voters cast ballots Monday in the country’s second multi-party elections since the end of a brutal civil war. There were reports of violence and accusations of fraud in some of Congo’s major cities, though voting appeared to come off peacefully in many areas. VOA correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the capital, Kinshasa, […]

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