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Republican Presidential Candidates Look For Southern Wins

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Alabama and Mississippi are casting ballots in Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, with opinion polls showing tight races in both states. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all campaigned in the predominantly conservative states Monday. The results of the races are important to each of the candidates. Romney is hoping for victories to […]

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Former Murdoch Editor Brooks Arrested in Hacking Probe

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have re-arrested former aide and editor for Rupert Murdoch, Rebakah Brooks, as part of an investigation into media phone-hacking by the press. Brooks and her husband Charlie, a close friend of Prime Minster David Cameron, were arrested at their home Tuesday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Police say four other […]

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US Drone Strike Kills 8 in NW Pakistan

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least eight militants in the country’s northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say one of the missiles hit a vehicle traveling in the Birmal area of the South Waziristan tribal region Tuesday. Among the dead were two senior commanders of a militant faction led […]

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US Pulls Out Economic Conference on Two Sudans

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it has pulled out of an international economic conference on Sudan and South Sudan because of “ongoing conflicts in Sudan.” In a statement Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said it is “not clear” the conference “’can be effective” at this time. The two-day conference was to begin in Istanbul on March […]

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Obama Vows Full Force of Law for Afghan Shooting Suspect

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed that the U.S. soldier suspected of going on a shooting spree that killed 16 Afghan civilians Sunday will face the full force of the law. He told reporters at the White House Tuesday that the United States takes the incident, in his words, “as seriously as if it was […]

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US, EU, Japan File WTO Case Against China Over Rare Earths

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United States, the European Union and Japan are accusing China of unfairly limiting its exports of so-called “rare earth” minerals that are key components of many high-technology products. The U.S., Japan and the 27-nation EU filed a complaint against China on Tuesday with the World Trade Organization in Geneva to seek a resolution of […]

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Obama, Cameron Tout Relations, To Attend Basketball Game

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron are attending a U.S. college basketball game Tuesday, as the two leaders highlight their strong transatlantic ties. The White House says the game in Ohio is one of the events during Mr. Cameron’s official visit that “underscore the special relationship” between the U.S. and Britain. […]

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US Defense Chief in Kyrgyzstan for Talks on Base

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Kyrgyzstan in an effort to persuade the country’s leaders to allow the U.S. military to continue to use an airbase there after its lease expires in 2014. The Manas facility is used by the U.S. military for moving troops and supplies in and out of Afghanistan. It also […]

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Sudan, South Sudan to Set up Panels on Citizenship, Border Issues

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to set up commissions to handle complex nationality and border issues that have heightened tension between the countries. Officials at the talks in Ethiopia’s capital say negotiators will initial agreements on the panels Tuesday, with heads of state to sign the pacts during a ceremony in coming weeks. South […]

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Envoy Awaits Syrian Response; More Violence Erupts

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan says he expects the Syrian government to respond on Tuesday to his proposals to resolve the country’s deadly violence from an on-going crackdown on dissent. “I am expecting to hear from the Syrian authorities today since I have left some concrete proposals for them to consider. Once I receive their […]

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