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UN Urges Sudan to Pull Troops from Abyei

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council is demanding Sudan withdraw its troops from the disputed region of Abyei and that it reach an agreement with South Sudan on the status of the oil-rich border region. The council on Thursday extended the U.N. security force mission in Abyei for six months. It also expressed concern at delays […]

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US Slaps Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it plans to impose new tariffs on Chinese solar companies, ruling they are flooding the U.S. market with solar panels at prices below the cost of production. The Commerce Department on Thursday announced duties as high as 31 percent on Chinese-made solar panels. The move is meant to boost the U.S. […]

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US Suspends Economic Sanctions on Burma

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has declared a new phase in its relationship with Burma, suspending economic sanctions and naming the first U.S. ambassador to the southeast Asian nation in more than 20 years. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement Thursday alongside visiting Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, who is on his nation’s first […]

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UN Chief Blames al-Qaida for Syria Attack

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he believes al-Qaida is behind twin bombings in Damascus, last week, that killed 55 people. He said Thursday the terror group’s possible involvement in Syria’s unrest had “created again very serious problems.” In comments at a U.N. youth event, he also said Syria’s death toll from 15 months of anti-government […]

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