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Obama Calls for End to Extremism, Criticizes Syria and Iran

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on global leaders to “speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” saying the world can only make progress by pursuing tolerance and freedom. Mr. Obama spent much of his speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly on the weeks of violent protests sparked by a privately-produced anti-Muslim video […]

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Obama Calls for End to Extremism, Slams Syria and Iran

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on global leaders to “speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” saying the world can only make progress by pursuing tolerance and freedom. Mr. Obama spent much of his speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly on the weeks of violent protests sparked by a privately-produced anti-Muslim video […]

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Bomb in Eastern Turkey Kills 7

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A bomb blast Tuesday killed at least seven people in eastern Turkey. Security sources said the device went off at a point along a road in the city of Tunceli as a military vehicle was passing by. At least six soldiers and one civilian were killed. Another vehicle was also hit by the blast. Smoke […]

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Romney, Obama Focus on Foreign Policy

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney laid out some of his foreign policy goals Tuesday in a speech to global leaders meeting in New York. Mr. Romney said he plans to initiate what he called “Prosperity Pacts” with developing nations. Under the plan, the U.S. government and private sector would identify barriers to investment and trade […]

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Bomb in Eastern Turkey Kills 7 Soldiers

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least seven Turkish soldiers have been killed by a bomb in eastern Turkey. Security sources said the device went off at a point along a road in the city of Tunceli as the soldiers’ vehicle was passing by. Smoke from the blast could be seen over much of the city, as ambulances rushed to […]

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US Consumer Confidence Surges

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Two new reports are pointing to an improving U.S. economy. A research group, the Conference Board, reported Tuesday that consumer confidence in the U.S. jumped this month, reaching a seven-month high. Rising home values and stock prices may have helped boost the key barometer. Increased confidence in the U.S. economy could signal that American consumers […]

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Blast in Eastern Turkey Kills 6

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least six people are reported dead after an explosion in the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli. Reports say the explosion occurred Tuesday as a security vehicle was passing by. The vehicle was destroyed, and Turkish media reported that smoke from the blast could be seen over much of the city. Ambulances have been dispatched […]

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Tibetan Exiles Meet in India to Discuss Self-Immolations

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan exiles from around the world are holding talks in northern India on ways to respond to a wave of self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Chinese rule. Some 400 delegates met in the Indian town of Dharamsala Tuesday for the start of the Special General Meeting of Tibetans. Tuesday’s gathering began with a procession of attendees […]

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Obama Calls for End to Extremism, Slams Syria and Iran

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on global leaders to “speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” saying the world can only make progress by pursuing tolerance and freedom. Mr. Obama spent much of his speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly on the weeks of violent protests sparked by an anti-Muslim film made […]

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Russia Says Belarus Elections ‘Free and Fair’

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has praised Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Belarus as being free and fair, despite strong Western criticism of the polls. In a statement Tuesday, Russia’s foreign ministry said Moscow is convinced that Belarusians were able to make “a conscious choice” for their candidates. It said Western criticism of the elections was politically motivated. On Monday, […]

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