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Biden Joins Central American Leaders in Anti-Narcotics Fight

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Washington will meet its “shared responsibility” in helping Central American combat drug trafficking that has led to soaring violent crime in the region. Biden held talks Tuesday with the leaders of seven regional countries in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. During a joint news conference with Honduran President Porfiro Lobo […]

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Secret Nixon Memo: US Should be Ally, Not Foe, of China

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A newly released memo by Richard Nixon shows the former U.S. president worried the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre would permanently damage relations between China and the United States. The California-based Richard Nixon Foundation released the confidential document that Nixon sent to members of Congress after a visit to China just five months after Chinese troops […]

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Secret Nixon Memo: US Should be Ally, Not Foe, of China

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A newly released memo by Richard Nixon shows the former U.S. president worried the 1983 Tiananmen massacre would permanently damage relations between China and the United States. The California-based Richard Nixon Foundation released the confidential document, which Nixon wrote to members of Congress after a visit to China in 1989 — just five months after […]

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India’s Gandhi Takes Blame for Ruling Party Loss

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Leading Indian politician Rahul Gandhi says he is to blame for the Congress Party’s poor finish in Tuesday’s election in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Congress, the national ruling party, finished fourth in Uttar Pradesh and won in just one of the five states that held elections. Gandhi says as the leader of the […]

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Romney Wins Biggest Prize in ‘Super Tuesday’ Contests

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has narrowly won the primary election in Ohio, the biggest prize of the 10 states that held nominating contests Tuesday. With nearly all of the votes counted early Wednesday morning, Romney held a lead of more than 12,000 votes — a margin of just one percent — over former […]

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DRC President to Appoint New Cabinet

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The cabinet of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has resigned, allowing the recently re-elected president a chance to form a new government. Former information minister Lambert Mende told VOA Tuesday this is standard procedure. “It is stated in a provision of the constitution that, after a general election, the executive must resign to […]

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US, North Korea to Discuss US Food Assistance

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two U.S. envoys are in Beijing for talks with North Korea on details of a plan to supply 240,000 tons of U.S. food aid to the communist nation. Robert King, the special envoy for human rights in North Korea, said ahead of Wednesday’s talks that the nutritional assistance program is “complicated.” He said the talks […]

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