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Uighurs: China’s Xinjiang a ‘Police State’ 3 Years After Riots

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An exiled Uighur group says Chinese authorities have turned the northwestern region of Xinjiang into a “police state,” three years after the outbreak of deadly riots between ethnic Uighurs and settlers of China’s Han majority. A spokesman for the Washington-based World Uyghur Congress Thursday said Xinjiang security forces have intensified street patrols of Uighur neighborhoods […]

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Top U.S. Diplomat to Visit Eastern Asia

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is headed for Paris, then east Asia, to attend conferences on Syria and Afghanistan before making a historic visit to the east Asian nation of Laos. Secretary Clinton is set to arrive in Paris on Thursday, where she will attend the third meeting of the […]

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Technology Helps Job Search

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Friday, government experts are expected to report that the U.S. unemployment rate stayed around 8.2 percent, and the economy had a net gain of about 95,000 jobs. Economists say this meager rate of job growth is not enough to reduce the jobless rate. But experts say even at a time of high unemployment, some positions […]

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US Puts Sanctions on 6 for al-Shabab Support

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has placed financial sanctions on two Eritrean officials and four other East Africans it accuses of supporting Somali militant group al-Shabab. The Treasury Department designated the six men on Thursday under a 2010 presidential order that allows the government to freeze property of individuals contributing to the conflict in Somalia. The Eritreans […]

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President Obama Takes Campaign to Ohio

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says his government will fight to hold China accountable for practices that harm American auto makers. Speaking at a campaign stop in the Toledo, Ohio, suburb of Maumee, Mr. Obama said Americans need a “fair playing field.” His administration filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization Thursday that centers on […]

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UN Concerned About Rising Terror Threat in Mali

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has expressed concern about the growing terror threat in northern Mali and has asked member states to help identify terrorist suspects. The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday noting the presence of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the north of Mali. The resolution expressed concern about the rising number […]

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US Puts Sanctions on 6 for al-Shabab Support

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has placed financial sanctions on six East Africans, including two Eritrean officials accused by Washington of supporting the Somali militant group al-Shabab. The Treasury Department designated the six men on Thursday under a 2010 presidential order that allows the government to freeze property of individuals contributing to the conflict in Somalia. The […]

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UN Monitor Chief in Syria Says Violence ‘Unprecedented’

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the United Nations monitoring mission in Syria says violence there has reached “unprecedented” levels, and that a cease-fire must be implemented in order for his unarmed observer teams to resume their mission, which was suspended last month. Major General Robert Mood’s comments Thursday came as Syrian troops battled anti-government rebels across the […]

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London Police Arrest Six Terror Suspects

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities say they have arrested six terrorism suspects — five men and one woman — in a sting unrelated to the upcoming Olympic Games. Police say the detainees range in age from 18 to 30 and that the arrests were part of a planned intelligence operation conducted as a series of raids across London […]

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UN Concerned About Rising Terror Threat in Mali

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has expressed “deep concern” about the threat posed by terrorists in northern Mali. The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Thursday noting the presence of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the region. The council said it was concerned about increased kidnapping and a proliferation of weapons in northern Mali, […]

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