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Damascus Clashes Continue as UN Weighs Syria Resolutions

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say clashes between rebels and government forces in the capital, Damascus, have continued for a third day, in what has been the heaviest period of fighting in the city since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began. Amateur video posted online Tuesday appeared to show panicked Damascus residents fleeing the fighting earlier this […]

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Damascus Clashes Continue as UN Weighs Syria Resolutions

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say clashes between rebels and government forces in the capital, Damascus, have continued for a third day, in what has been the heaviest period of fighting in the city since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began. The fighting Tuesday, which activists said included the use of helicopter gunships, comes as the U.N. […]

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US Group Invites Aung San Suu Kyi to Receive Award

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based advocacy group has invited Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to New York to accept an award for global citizenship. The Atlantic Council says it will honor Aung San Suu Kyi on September 21 with its Global Citizen Award. The group cited her “unwavering devotion to democracy and human rights,” calling her […]

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Fitch Sees ‘Soft-Landing’ for China

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A leading credit-rating agency says the Chinese economy will likely see a “soft-landing” as its growth continues to slow, but warns Beijing against relying too heavily on investment to stimulate growth. Fitch Ratings said in a report Tuesday it does not foresee China’s economy slowing sharply in the upcoming period, despite official figures last week […]

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Afghan Soldier Gets Death Sentence for French Troop Attack

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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An Afghan military court has sentenced an Afghan soldier to death for killing five French soldiers during a joint training operation earlier this year. The defense ministry on Tuesday said the court ordered Adbul Sabor to be hanged for the January 20 attack. The shooting in eastern Kapisa province killed four soldiers and wounded 15 […]

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UN Chief Visits China Ahead of Security Council Showdown on Syria

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to China amid a looming showdown at the U.N. Security Council over two competing resolutions on Syria. Mr. Ban’s trip will include talks with President Hu Jintao, and his arrival comes as the official People’s Daily newspaper ran a commentary rejecting foreign intervention in the Syrian crisis. Syria is […]

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UN Chief Visits China Ahead of Security Council Showdown on Syria

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to China a looming showdown at the U.N. Security Council over two competing resolutions on Syria. Mr. Ban’s trip will include talks with President Hu Jintao, and his arrival comes as the official People’s Daily newspaper ran a commentary rejecting foreign intervention in the Syrian crisis. Syria is also […]

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UN Chief Visits China Ahead of Security Council Showdown on Syria

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads to China Tuesday amid a looming showdown at the U.N. Security Council over two competing resolutions on Syria. Mr. Ban’s trip will include talks with President Hu Jintao, and his arrival comes as the official People’s Daily newspaper ran a commentary rejecting foreign intervention in Syria. Mr. Ban has warned […]

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Clinton: US to Use All Power to Prevent Nuclear-Armed Iran

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States will use “all elements of American power” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Clinton said Monday after talks with top Israeli officials in Jerusalem that Iran’s proposals on the issue so far have been “non-starters.” “We all prefer a diplomatic resolution and Iran’s […]

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Lax Controls at HSBC Led to Money Laundering, Senate Probe Says

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Senate investigation has found poor controls at the global bank HSBC allowed Mexican drug traffickers and other criminals to launder billions of dollars into the United States. A report released before a Senate hearing on the matter Tuesday said the London-based bank also did business with firms linked to terrorism and bypassed U.S. […]

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