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Chinese Exports Grow 11 Percent in June

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Demand for Chinese goods rose more than 11 percent in June compared to last year, but failed to keep pace with the level set in May. China’s General Administration of Customs said Tuesday that exports in June reached $180 billion. Imports during the same period rose 6.3 percent over last year to $148 billion. In […]

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Officials: Past Year Warmest Ever in US

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Weather officials say the past 12 months represent the hottest period on record in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monday said that every month starting from June 2011 and ending in June of this year ranked among the warmest since record-taking started in 1895. And this does not take into account […]

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Syrian Opposition: Russia Has Terrible Reputation in Syria

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition leaders are urging Russia to stop standing in the way of efforts to oust authoritarian President Bashar al-Assad. Opposition official Hazim Nahar said after talks at the Kremlin Monday that Russia has a terrible reputation among the Syrian people. Russia has been one of President Assad’s closest allies. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said […]

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US Offers $1 Million In Death of Border Agent

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are offering up to $1 million for information about the killing of a border patrol agent in 2010. Authorities made a rare disclosure in the case Monday, releasing the names of four suspects in the shooting of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. A fifth suspect was arrested at the scene of the […]

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Israeli Panel Suggests Legalizing Outpost Settlements

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A report commissioned by Israel’s government says the country should legalize dozens of unauthorized outpost settlements in the West Bank. The report issued Monday concludes that the West Bank is not occupied territory, a view that is at odds with most of the international community. This non-binding report was commissioned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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Egypt’s Military Says It Expects Morsi to Obey Court

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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(NEW LEAD AND INFO THRUOUT, ALSO ADDS VIDEO )) Egypt’s supreme military council says it expects the government to obey a Supreme Court ruling upholding the military’s dissolution of parliament. The high court on Monday rejected a move by President Mohamed Morsi to reinstate parliament in defiance of the military. Military leaders ordered parliament dissolved […]

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Silk Preserves Heat-Sensitive Drugs for Months without Refrigeration

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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New research suggests silk can provide a strong protective layer around medicines, eliminating the need to refrigerate them along lengthy global delivery routes. Most vaccines and other drugs must be kept cold, and currently, nearly half lose potency because of refrigeration glitches between the manufacturer and recipient. Using silk made from silkworm cacoons and sold […]

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China’s Inflation Eases to Lowest Rate in 2 Years

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s inflation rate has eased to its lowest level in more than two years, giving Chinese authorities more policy options to boost the slowing growth in the world’s second biggest economy, Chinese government data released Monday show the consumer price index rose 2.2 percent in June from the previous year, a smaller increase than the […]

US: Obama Urges Middle-Class Tax Cut Extension

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is renewing a contentious political fight, calling for an extension of tax cuts for middle-class Americans but not for wealthier people. With the presidential election less than four months away, Mr. Obama invited taxpayers to the White House on Monday who would benefit from renewal of the tax cuts beyond their […]

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Prominent Kenyans to Stand Trial at ICC in April

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Four prominent Kenyans will go on trial in April of next year to face charges they organized the country’s deadly 2008 post-election violence. The International Criminal Court said Monday that the trial of former cabinet member William Ruto and radio executive Joshua Arap Sang will begin on April 10. The trial of Deputy Prime Minister […]

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