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Yemeni Foreign Minister Warns of Possible Election Delay

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s foreign minister says a presidential election planned for next month may have to be delayed because of security problems in the country. In an interview broadcast Tuesday on al-Arabiya television, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said if Yemen does not deal with the security issues it will be “difficult” hold elections on February 21. His comments […]

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UN Security Council Members to Examine Russian Proposal on Syria

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Experts from the 15 nations on the U.N. Security Council are scheduled to discuss a new draft resolution on the violence in Syria. The meeting Tuesday will examine the proposed resolution Russia sent to the Security Council Monday, the third Moscow has presented in the past month. Western diplomats said Monday the draft resolution is […]

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China GDP Grows at Slowest Rate Since 2009

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in two-and-a-half years during the final quarter of 2011, as Beijing fought chronically high inflation and faced weakened demand for its exports. The growth of China’s gross domestic product in the fourth quarter slowed to 8.9 percent – the slowest expansion since the second quarter of 2009. But […]

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US Urges South Korea to Reduce Iranian Oil Imports

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. diplomat on Tuesday asked South Korea to reduce imports of Iranian crude oil in support of U.S. sanctions that punish Tehran for its nuclear program. The U.S. State Department’s adviser for non-proliferation and arms control, Robert Einhorn, also urged Seoul to cut back its business ties with Iran’s central bank. “We’re urging […]

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