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Karadzic Says He Should Be Rewarded for Trying to Avoid War

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said he should be rewarded for doing all he could to avoid war, as he began his defense Tuesday at the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic is on trial for 10 counts of war crimes and genocide stemming from the Bosnian War that followed the […]

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Vietnam’s Government Apologizes for Struggling Economy

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s Communist Party has issued a rare criticism of its own performance, apologizing to the nation for the mismanagement of its struggling economy. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong says the party has admitted it “made some big mistakes,” especially in not preventing “corruption and deterioration” among some of its members. Trong’s comments, which appeared […]

Bosnian Serb Commander Begins Defense at War Crimes Tribunal

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war commander Radovan Karadzic begins his defense Tuesday at the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic is accused of masterminding the massacre of almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995. He is also accused of responsibility for the three-year siege of the […]

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Cambodians Mourn Revered ex-King Sihanouk

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodians entered a second day of mourning Tuesday for their revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, as preparations were made to return his body from China. Tearful mourners placed a small wreath outside the royal palace in the Cambodian capital and offered prayers for the man they called “King-Father,” who died of a heart attack in […]

Tokyo: Seven Chinese Navy Ships Near Japanese Island

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan says it has spotted seven Chinese naval ships near one of its islands, as tensions between the two Asian powers remain high over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea. Japan’s Defense Ministry says the Chinese ships were spotted early Tuesday by Japanese aircraft about 50 kilometers outside Yonaguni Island, Japan’s westernmost island. […]

Clinton Takes Responsibility for Diplomatic Security

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking responsibility for a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last month, saying it is her job to be in charge of security for State Department employees working around the world. Clinton said in television interviews during a visit to Peru Monday that President Barack Obama […]

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Former US Senator, Presidential Candidate McGovern in Failing Health

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The family of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate George McGovern says he has been placed into hospice care near his home in the state of South Dakota. McGovern’s daughter told the Associated Press her 90-year-old father is “coming to the end of his life.” Hospice care is a specialized living facility for terminally ill […]

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