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Nuclear Summit Aims to Keep Fissile Materials from Terrorists

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Almost lost at the moment, amid concern over a scheduled North Korean missile launch, is the official purpose of the two-day nuclear summit opening Monday in Seoul – to make sure that nuclear materials never fall into the hands of terrorists. That goal has been a signature issue for U.S. President Barack Obama, who announced […]

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Man in Afghan Uniform Kills NATO Service Members

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform has opened fire on coalition forces in southern Afghanistan, killing two service members. The alliance says the assailant was killed Monday when coalition forces returned fire. The attacker has not been identified. The Associated Press reports the two service members were British soldiers. NATO has […]

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Turkey Closes Its Embassy in Syria

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has closed its embassy in Syria because of what Turkish officials say is a worsening security situation. Turkey warned its citizens in Syria last week that it planned to suspend services at the embassy in Damascus and urged them to return home. Turkey has become increasingly vocal in urging an end to the bloodshed […]

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Tibetan Sets Self on Fire at Anti-China Protest

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan has set himself on fire at a protest in India’s capital ahead of a visit by China’s president. The man was engulfed in flames Monday in New Delhi before his fellow demonstrators beat out the fire. The protester was taken to a hospital, but the severity of his injuries was not immediately clear. […]

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Sall Defeats Senegalese President in Runoff Vote

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition candidate Macky Sall says a new era can begin in Senegal after his victory in Sunday’s runoff presidential election. Unofficial results showed voters backed Mr. Sall over President Abdoulaye Wade, who was running for a controversial third term. Mr. Sall told reporters the election is a victory for all of Senegal. “I also salute […]

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Obama, Hu Discuss Nuclear Security

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama met with Chinese president Hu Jintao Monday on the sidelines of a 53-nation Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. The two leaders were expected to discuss bilateral issues, including the state of nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea. In remarks Sunday, Mr. Obama urged China to stop turning a blind […]

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Man in Afghan Uniform Kills NATO Service Members

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform has opened fire on coalition forces in southern Afghanistan, killing two service members. The alliance says the assailant was killed Monday when coalition forces returned fire. The attacker has not been identified. The nationalities of the service members were not revealed. Relations between Afghans and […]

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Obama Seeking Another Arms Deal with Russia

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says there is room for another arms control deal with Russia. After talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Seoul nuclear summit Monday, Mr. Obama said both countries can continue to make progress in cutting stockpiles of nuclear weapons. He said he plans to pursue another round of cuts with […]

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US Health Care Battle Moves to Supreme Court

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama’s divisive health care law comes before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, as opponents argue the measure violates the Constitution and tramples on individual liberties. The court will hear a challenge by attorneys representing private parties and 26 states, whose main argument is against a provision in the law requiring nearly all Americans […]

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Turkey Closes Its Embassy in Syria

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has closed its embassy in Syria because of what Turkish officials say is the worsening security situation. Turkey warned its citizens in Syria last week that it planned to suspend services at the embassy in Damascus and urged them to return home. Turkey has become increasingly vocal in urging an end to the bloodshed […]

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