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Washington, Seoul Voice Solidarity Against North Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to South Korea’s defense in the face of an expected North Korean rocket launch. South Korean officials say Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin discussed the launch with his American counterpart Leon Panetta by telephone Tuesday morning. Both sides say the officials agreed the launch is a […]

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Security Council Expresses Concern at Terrorist Threat in Mali

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has expressed “deep concern at the increased terrorist threat” in northern Mali, saying elements of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and extremist elements are among rebels who have seized much of the north. In a statement late Monday, the Security Council demanded an end to all hostilities in the north […]

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China Jails Disabled Rights Activist

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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China has sentenced disabled human rights lawyer Ni Yulan to two years and eight months in prison on charges of causing a disturbance and committing fraud. A Beijing court sentenced the veteran activist on Tuesday. Her husband, Dong Jiqin, was also jailed for two years on similar charges. Ni and Dong deny the charges. Their […]

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US, UN Condemn Syrian Cross-Border Attacks

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and the United Nations have condemned a Syrian attack on a refugee camp in Turkey in which at least five people were wounded, as well as the death of a TV cameraman in Lebanon who was killed in crossfire. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Monday said that based on ongoing […]

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