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Obama, Maliki Hail ‘New Chapter’ For Iraq Without US Troops

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hailed the beginning of “a new chapter” for Iraq, one without the presence of American troops after a nearly nine-year war. Monday’s talks at the White House focused on how the U.S. and Iraq will cooperate without the presence of U.S. forces which are in […]

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Gambian Elected As ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has been elected as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The former Gambian justice minister, was elected Monday at a meeting of ICC member states at the United Nations. The 50-year-old Bensouda has served as the ICC’s deputy prosecutor since 2004. She takes over as chief prosecutor in […]

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Obama, Maliki Hail ‘New Chapter’ For Iraq Without US Troops

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hailed the beginning of “a new chapter” for Iraq, one without the presence of American troops after a nearly nine-year war. Monday’s talks at the White House focused on how the U.S. and Iraq will cooperate without the presence of U.S. forces which are in […]

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Bullets Mailed to Italy’s Justice Minister, Rome’s Mayor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities say packages containing bullets have been mailed to Italy’s justice minister and the mayor of Rome, in the latest cases of threatening letters sent to European government and banking offices in recent days. Italian police, on the alert for suspicious mail, discovered two packages containing the bullets at Rome postal facilities on Monday. […]

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China Executes South African Woman for Drug Smuggling

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China has executed a South African woman for drug smuggling, after rejecting appeals by the South African government to spare her life. Janice Linden was convicted in 2009 of attempting to smuggle three kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in luggage through an airport in the southern city of Guangzhou. She later argued her innocence, saying the […]

Bullets Mailed to Italy’s Justice Minister, Rome’s Mayor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities say packages containing bullets have been mailed to Italy’s justice minister and the mayor of Rome, in the latest cases of threatening letters sent to European governments and banking offices in recent days. Italian police, on the alert for suspicious mail, discovered two packages containing the bullets at Rome postal facilities on Monday. […]

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Occupy Protestors Target US, Canadian Ports

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-Wall Street protestors are trying to shut down West Coast ports in the U.S. and Canada, as part of a nearly three-month-old movement against what they say is corporate greed. The protests Monday are taking place in U.S. cities including Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle, as well as in the Canadian city […]

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US Supreme Court to Look at Arizona Immigration Law

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on a controversial law targeting illegal immigrants in the southwestern state of Arizona. The high court agreed Monday to review a federal appeals court decision blocking key parts of the law from being implemented. The Arizona law requires police to check immigration status during routine traffic stops, […]

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Kabila: Re-Election Credible

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says there is no doubting the credibility of his re-election. During a news conference in Kinshasa Monday, Mr. Kabila acknowledged that mistakes were made during last month’s polls, but he rejected the conclusion of the Carter Center that the vote had been “mismanaged” and lacked credibility. The U.S.-based […]

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Taiwan Court Jails Ex-Soldier in Wrongful Execution Case

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Taiwan court has sentenced a retired soldier to jail for 18 years for the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl, more than a decade after another soldier was wrongfully executed for the crime. Taipei’s District Court said Monday it would have imposed a stiffer sentence for 35-year-old defendant Hsu Rong-chou, but said evidence […]