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Sarkozy: French Troops to Resume Training in Afghanistan

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says French troops will resume training operations in Afghanistan, after a week-long suspension due to the killing of four French military personnel by an Afghan soldier. Mr. Sarkozy, however, said French troops will complete their withdrawal from the NATO-led mission at the end of 2013, a year earlier than planned. He […]

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1,000 Kyrgyz Inmates Sew Lips in Protest

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Prison officials in Kyrgyzstan say more than 1,000 inmates have sewn their mouths shut to protest living conditions in prison. Journalists who have been permitted into Detention Center Number 1, show images of prisoners with their mouths stitched with wire so that only liquid can come in. The prisoners have been protesting since January, when […]

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Senegal Opposition Rallies Ahead of Ruling on President’s Re-election Bid

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of opposition protesters chanted and marched through the streets of Dakar, ahead of a Senegalese high court ruling on whether President Abdoulaye Wade can seek a third term. Marchers got a show of support from Senegalese pop star Youssou N’Dour, who told reporters it is clear President Wade is banned from running again. “History […]

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Dozens Killed in Syria as UN Set to Discuss Resolution

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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WEB: TYPE: CN )) Violence in Syria escalated on Friday, bringing to the death toll to more than 70 in recent days, as a United Nations Security Council bid to curb the bloodshed stalls. Activists say government forces killed more than 37 people in attacks throughout the country on Friday. Syrian activist Rami Abdul-Raham told […]

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Sarkozy: French Troops to Resume Training in Afghanistan

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says French troops will resume training operations in Afghanistan, after a week-long suspension due to the killing of four French military personnel by an Afghan soldier. However, Mr. Sarkozy said French troops will complete their withdrawal from the NATO-led mission at the end of 2013, a year earlier than planned. He […]

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Report: Russia to Postpone Next Manned Space Mission

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia plans to delay the next mission carrying astronauts to the International Space Station by several weeks, due to problems with the Soyuz spaceship’s re-entry vehicle. The Interfax news agency Friday quoted a space industry source as saying the capsule did not pass the required tests ahead of the scheduled take-off, which had been planned […]

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Philippines Looking to Boost ‘Deterrence’ in Talks with US

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippines says it is considering a U.S. proposal to deploy surveillance planes on its territory to enhance Manila’s ability to patrol disputed areas in the South China Sea. That position was put forward Friday by Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. Like other countries in the region, the Philippines has claims to parts of the […]

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Musharraf Calls Off Planned Return to Pakistan

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has called off his planned return to his homeland, citing the ongoing political situation. The secretary general of Mr. Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League, Mohammad Saif, told reporters in Dubai Friday that the former leader decided to heed his party’s recommendations and not travel to Pakistan in the coming days, […]

Sarkozy: French Troops to Resume Training in Afghanistan

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says French troops will resume training operations in Afghanistan, after a week-long suspension due to the killing of four French military personnel by an Afghan soldier. Mr. Sarkozy also said French troops will complete their withdrawal from the NATO-led mission at the end of 2013. He made his remarks after a […]

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European Leaders Optimistic on Greek Debt Deal

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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European officials are voicing optimism that Greece will soon complete an agreement with its private creditors to cut $130 billion of its debt. European Union economic chief Olli Rehn told the world’s elite business leaders meeting at the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Friday that Greece is “very close to a deal,” perhaps in […]

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