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African Leaders Discuss Sustainable Development on Continent

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Several African presidents, ministers and senior officials are meeting in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, to discuss sustainable development on the continent. The two-day meeting takes place ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainability to be held in Rio de Janeiro in late June. Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama told the gathering Thursday that Africa’s […]

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Iran Nuclear Talks Moving to Moscow

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Six world powers holding nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad agreed Thursday to hold another round of negotiations in Moscow next month to try to resolve international concerns about the Iranian nuclear program. After wrapping up two days of talks in the Iraqi capital, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the two sides found […]

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Pakistan: Fate of Jailed Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Up to the Courts

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan on Thursday rejected U.S. criticism of the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden, while a U.S. congressional panel cut aid to protest his imprisonment. A court in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region Wednesday sentenced Shakil Afridi to 33 years in prison for treason. He was accused […]

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Blind Chinese Activist’s Brother Flees Guarded Home

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The brother of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is reported to have fled his tightly guarded village in northeast China to seek legal advice on how to protect his son from what he says are retaliatory criminal charges. Media reports say Chen Guangfu met with a lawyer in Beijing Thursday after sneaking out of his […]

Sudan, South Sudan to Resume Talks May 29

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume talks aimed at settling disputes that triggered cross-border clashes last month. Sources with both countries and the African Union told VOA Thursday that the talks will resume May 29 in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The AU-mediated talks in Addis Ababa broke down last month, after fighting that […]

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Iran, World Powers to Meet Again in Moscow in Nuclear Talks

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Six world powers holding nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad agreed Thursday to hold another round of negotiations in Moscow next month. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton made the announcement after a two-day meeting that she said achieved some common ground despite remaining differences. She said the Moscow talks will take place on June […]

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Azerbaijan Demands Apology From Iran Over Eurovision

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan has demanded a formal apology from Iran for its recent statements in connection with Baku’s hosting of the Eurovision song contest. A spokesman for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday called the statements “insulting” and said the government expects an apology from Tehran as soon as possible. Azerbaijani protesters rallied outside the Iranian Embassy in […]

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Negotiators Extend Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for six world powers holding nuclear talks with Iran says negotiators in Baghdad have made enough progress to extend a two-day meeting by several hours, but there was no word of a breakthrough in resolving the Iranian nuclear dispute. EU spokesman Michael Mann told VOA that the parties had extended the talks into […]

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Clinton: 2011 a ‘Tumultuous’ Year for Human Rights

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says 2011 was a “tumultuous and momentous” year for those whose human rights are at risk around the world, and for all trying to ensure that governments honor rights guarantees. Clinton said Thursday people demanded their rights from the Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East to Burma, where […]

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Clinton: 2011 `Tumultuous’ Year for Human Rights

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says 2011 was an especially “tumultuous and momentous” year for those whose human rights are at risk around the world, and for all trying to ensure that governments honor human rights guarantees. In a news conference Thursday, Clinton said men and women demanded their rights from the Arab Spring […]

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