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Nuclear Summit Aims to Keep Fissile Materials from Terrorists

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 1:30 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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Senegal’s President Concedes Election to Rival Sall

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has conceded defeat in Sunday’s runoff presidential election, ending his controversial bid for a third term after unofficial results showed voters backing rival Macky Sall. State television reported that Mr. Wade called Mr. Sall hours after polls closed to congratulate him on the victory. Mr. Sall’s supporters celebrated in the streets […]

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South Korea Threatens to Shoot Down North Korean Rocket

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s defense ministry said Monday it is preparing to shoot down a North Korean rocket if it strays into the South’s airspace during a launch planned for next month. The North has announced it will fire the rocket between April 12 and 16 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding president […]