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Apple CEO Tours Foxconn Plant in China

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Apple’s chief executive has visited a newly built iPhone and iPad production line in China, where its operations have faced accusations of harsh labor conditions. The California-based company said Thursday that its new CEO Tim Cook toured the Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park in the north central province of Hebei. Foxconn is the Taiwanese company that […]

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Fighting Ceases Along Sudan-South Sudan Border

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Fighting has apparently ended along the border between Sudan and South Sudan, where air strikes and ground attacks took place this week. By Thursday morning, troops were reported to have pulled back from both sides of the border. But smoldering remains of tanks and trucks remain on the ground in Heglig, evidence of the battles […]

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Spanish Unions Holding General Strike Thursday

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish unions are holding a general strike a day before the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announces new austerity budget to meet strict guidelines set by Eurozone leaders. Some strikers attempting to disrupt bus service were detained police early Thursday in Madrid. The strike is expected to have limited impact on public services including bus, rail, […]

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Arab Leaders Weigh Syria Resolution

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Arab leaders are considering a draft resolution supporting special envoy Kofi Annan’s peace initiative for Syria, as they gather for a landmark summit in Baghdad. The measure drafted by Arab League foreign ministers for the summit’s approval calls for President Bashar al-Assad’s government to stop violent attacks on the opposition and allow peaceful protests. Mr. […]

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Romney Earns Endorsement of Two Major Republican Figures

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is planning to endorse Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. A spokesman for Romney says the former president will throw his support to Romney at an event Thursday in of Houston, Texas. Mr. Bush’s endorsement comes one week after his son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, […]

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Report: No Justice for Victims of Cambodia Grenade Attack, 15 Years Later

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says the Cambodian government has made “no effort” to bring justice to those responsible for a deadly grenade attack on an opposition rally 15 years ago. In a report issued Thursday, the U.S.-based group says there is “substantial evidence of government involvement” in the 1997 attack, which killed 16 people and left […]

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BRICS Leaders Meet in New Delhi

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders from the world’s five largest emerging economies – the so-called BRICS group – have begun a summit in the Indian capital, New Delhi, expected to focus in part on creating a new development bank. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are also expected to cover topics ranging from global security […]

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Europe’s Largest Cargo Ship Docks With International Space Station

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The European Space Agency describes the docking of its largest unmanned cargo space ship with the International Space Station Wednesday, as “smooth and gentle.” The ESA says the automated transfer vehicle, called Edoardo Amaldi after an Italian physicist, is delivering nearly seven tons of supplies, including food, drinking water, clothing, oxygen, spare parts and fuel […]

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