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Thousands of Anti-Putin Demonstrators Rally in Moscow

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Russian demonstrators converged on central Moscow Saturday, protesting President-elect Vladimir Putin’s third term in office amid allegations of election fraud. The demonstrators are challenging the authority of Mr. Putin, who won 64 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election. He served as president from 2000-2008, but term limits prevented him from running for […]

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Annan Meets with Assad in Syria

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan has met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus in an attempt to end the Middle Eastern country’s ongoing violence. Syrian state television described the meeting Saturday as “positive.” Mr. Annan – the new U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria – has called for a political solution to the […]

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Slovakians Voting In General Elections

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakians are voting in parliamentary elections Saturday amid a bribery scandal some observers say may diminish the turnout. A recent poll indicates popular former prime minister Robert Fico’s Smer-Social Democracy could win half of the seats in the 150-member single chamber parliament. The Social Democracy party is challenging the outgoing 4-party coalition, which may feel […]

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Annan to Meet With Assad in Syria

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday in Damascus in an attempt to end the Middle Eastern country’s ongoing violence. Mr. Annan – the new U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria – has called for a political solution to the crisis, warning attempts to arm rebel forces will only […]

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10 Suspected Militants Killed in Yemen Raid

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Security officials in Yemen said Saturday air strikes in the southern part of the country have killed at least 10 suspected al-Qaida militants. Witnesses say they believe the raids late Friday were carried out by U.S. aircraft. Militants expanded their base in Yemen during the months of turmoil that eventually resulted in the ouster of […]

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Greek PM Hails Achievement of Bond Swap Deal With Lenders

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has hailed the success of the bond swap deal with private lenders to keep the country solvent. During a speech on state television Friday, Mr. Papademos said, “for the first time, Greece is not adding, but taking debt off the backs of its citizens for generations to come.” Under the […]

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China Reports Rare Trade Deficit

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials on Saturday reported a huge trade deficit in February, as imports swamped exports, to leave the largest deficit in at least a decade. Customs data showed that exports in February earned $114.5 billion, while imports stood at $145.9 billion. The $31.4 billion deficit was the largest since the mid-1990s, and a rare exception […]

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Israeli Air Strikes Kill 10 in Gaza V

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli air strikes Friday and early Saturday on the Gaza strip have killed at least 10 Palestinians, most or all of them militants. The air strikes came after Palestinians fired rockets into southern Israel. The Popular Resistance Committees, a militant Palestinian group, says the Israeli air strikes killed its leader, Zohair al-Qaisi, and fellow member […]

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