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US Nears Deal for $1 Billion in Egypt Debt Relief

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is close to a deal with Egypt’s new government for $1 billion in debt relief as part of a U.S. and international assistance package designed to prop up the country’s faltering economy and aid its transition to democracy. A team of senior U.S. diplomats has spent the last week in Cairo finalizing […]

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Clinton to Push South China Sea Issue in Beijing Talks

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is headed to Beijing, where she has promised to take a strong message to Chinese leaders on the issue of resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Clinton wants China to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on a code of conduct for managing the disputes, […]

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Democrats Ready for 2012 Convention in Charlotte

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The three-day Democratic National Convention that will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama for a second White House term begins Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Party officials spent Monday making last-minute preparations at the city’s convention center for the opening night ceremonies, which include a speech by first lady Michelle Obama. Her husband will accept the […]

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