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Former Ivory Coast Leader Faces ICC Judges

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will appear before the International Criminal Court Monday to face four charges of crimes against humanity stemming from his role in the deadly aftermath of last year’s elections. Mr. Gbagbo, the first former head of state to be tried by the global court since its inception in 2002, will […]

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Activists: Syrian Forces Kill 35 People as Govt. Defies Arab Deadline

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say pro-government forces have killed at least 35 people as Damascus defied another Arab League deadline to let observers into the country to verify a government pledge to stop cracking down on dissent. The activists say most of Sunday’s killings by Syrian troops and pro-government militiamen happened in the central province of […]

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Kennedy Center Honors Celebrate Music, Movies, and Broadway

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Caroline Kennedy led the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors celebration Sunday to honor those who have influenced American culture through the arts. This year’s honorees were cellist Yo-Yo Ma, actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, jazz great Sonny Rollins, and Broadway singer Barbara Cook. Caroline Kennedy hosted the program in […]

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Putin’s Party Losing Support in Russian Election

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling party has suffered surprisingly steep losses in Russia’s parliamentary elections, polling just under a 50 percent majority with 92 percent of the vote counted. The Central Election Commission said early Monday that United Russia had garnered 49.8 percent of the ballots cast Sunday, compared with 64 percent in 2007. […]

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Egyptians in Cairo, Alexandria Vote in Runoff Elections for Parliament

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptians in the country’s two largest cities and other areas are voting in a series of runoff elections for the country’s first parliament since the ouster of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. The runoff elections in Cairo, Alexandria and seven other provinces will take place Monday and Tuesday, and determine the individual winners […]

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