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Petraeus Testifies on Capitol Hill about Libya Attack

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Former CIA director David Petraeus testifies Friday before the House Intelligence Committee about the deadly September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees began closed-door hearings Thursday on the attack in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials […]

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Japan Dissolves Parliament, Setting up Election

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has dissolved the lower house of parliament, setting up a general election expected to bring a defeat to his ruling Democratic Party of Japan. Mr. Noda’s move to dissolve the lower, more powerful legislative body came after the opposition Liberal Democratic Party agreed to a series of key reforms, including […]

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Obama to Highlight Human Rights on Southeast Asian Trip: Officials

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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White House officials are assuring critics that President Barack Obama will not ignore human rights concerns during his upcoming visit to Southeast Asia. President Obama leaves Saturday for the three-day Asian tour of Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. It is his first foreign trip since being re-elected, underscoring the importance of the administration’s new focus on […]

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