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Russia Calls On Poland To Prevent Football Violence

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has called on Poland to prevent more violence during the Euro 2012 football championship. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement following violent clashes earlier this week between Polish and Russian fans in Warsaw. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday expressed his concern about the clashes, saying the event organizers bear the responsibility for […]

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Clinton: US, India Love Affair Not Over

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and India say shared economic and security concerns are pushing the two democracies closer together. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna spoke in Washington Wednesday, following the third annual strategic dialogues between the two countries. Clinton stood by remarks she made two years ago, when she […]

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Russian Editor: Official Threatened Reporter

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The editor of a prominent Russian opposition newspaper has accused the country’s top investigator of threatening to kill one of the newspaper’s journalists. Dmitry Muratov, editor of Novaya Gazeta, claimed in an open letter that Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin made the threat against reporter Sergei Sokolov. Muratov wrote that Bastrykin’s threat concerned a June […]

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Attacks Targeting Shi’ite Pilgrims Kill 72 in Iraq

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 72 people have been killed in a coordinated wave of attacks across Iraq targeting Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims gathered for an annual religious commemoration. Nearly 260 other people were wounded in one of the bloodiest days since U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Most of the bombs exploded in Baghdad and the southern Iraqi […]

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Solar Plane Aborts Morocco Flight

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong headwind has forced the world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight to abort what would have been its toughest flight yet across Morocco. The Solar Impulse team announced on its website Wednesday that headwinds and turbulence between Casablanca and Marrakesh was twice as strong as expected and prevented the solar airplane […]

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Ivory Coast Accuses Exiled Officers of Planning Coup

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Ivory Coast say they have foiled an attempt to overthrow the government that was plotted by a group of exiled military officers with ties to former president Laurent Gbagbo. Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko told state television late Tuesday that authorities arrested several people, including Colonel Kate Gnatoa, whom he identified as the leader […]

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UN Envoy Arrives in Strife-Torn Western Burma

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A top aide to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting western Burma, where security forces are presiding over an uneasy calm following days of deadly sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. U.N. officials told VOA that Vijay Nambiar, the international body’s top envoy for Burma, arrived Wednesday in western Rakhine state. Nambiar is visiting […]

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Pakistan FM Denies ‘Price Gouging’ on Higher NATO Tariffs

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say Islamabad’s demand for higher tariffs on NATO supplies are not blocking talks on reopening NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told reporters Wednesday that suggestions Pakistan is involved in what she called a “price-gouging debate right now” are “wrong and must be dispersed [dispelled] as soon as […]

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Russian Editor: Official Threatened Reporter

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The editor of a prominent Russian opposition newspaper has accused the country’s top investigator of threatening to kill one of the newspaper’s journalists. Dmitry Muratov, editor of Novaya Gazeta, claimed in an open letter that Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin made the threat against reporter Sergei Sokolov. Muratov wrote that Bastrykin’s threat concerned a June […]

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Mali Rebels, Militants Clash in North

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants have clashed in northern Mali, just days after breaking off a brief alliance against the government. A local official in the city of Timbuktu told VOA the two sides exchanged gunfire at a checkpoint on Wednesday, injuring at least two people. Parliament member Baba Haidara said the fighting began after […]

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