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EU Leaders Brace for Bitter Budget Battle

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders prepared Thursday for a summit on a proposed budget that has divided the 27-nation bloc already facing economic crisis. The two-day summit officially opens Thursday evening in Brussels. In a battle pitting wealthy member states against those seeking a bigger aid budget, British Prime Minister David Cameron has threatened to use his […]

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Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 23

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a Taliban suicide bomber has killed 23 people near the capital, Islamabad. Authorities said the bomber blew himself at a Shi’ite Muslim march in the city of Rawalpindi close to midnight after police tried to stop him for a security check. The blast wounded at least 62 others, including several children. Earlier […]

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Fitch Downgrades Debt Ratings of Sony, Panasonic

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Financial ratings agency Fitch has downgraded technology giants Sony and Panasonic, marking another blow to Japan’s embattled electronics sector. The downgrades mean the firms’ debt is no longer considered a safe investment. The two companies, along with rival Sharp, accumulated billions of dollars in lost revenue last year, leading them to announce massive corporate overhauls […]

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Congo Rebels Demand Talks with Kabila

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels who seized Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo have rejected calls to withdraw from the city and have demanded talks with Congolese President Joseph Kabila. The head of the M23 rebel group’s political arm (Bishop Jean-Marie Runiga) told Reuters the rebels “will stay in Goma, waiting for negotiations.” On Wednesday, Mr. Kabila issued […]

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Gaza and Israel Calm as Cease-fire Holds

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinians and Israelis went about their day blanketed in relative calm Thursday, after a cease-fire brokered hours before gave citizens in the volatile area their first quiet night in more than a week. If Israel and the Hamas militants who run the Gaza Strip can maintain peace until 9 p.m. local time , border areas […]

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Philippines Protests China’s Sea Claims Map on Passports

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines is protesting China’s depiction of its claims over the entire South China Sea in an image of a map printed on new Chinese passports. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Thursday the image includes an area that is part of the “Philippines’ territory and maritime domain.” The two countries are in a […]

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Americans Mark Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are marking the annual Thanksgiving holiday Thursday. The holiday is engrained in American life as a day for family gatherings with sumptuous turkey feasts, accompanied by a wide array of side dishes and pies. By one estimate, more than 43 million people are expected to travel 80 kilometers or more to attend holiday gatherings […]

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Gaza and Israel Calm as Cease-fire Holds

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinians and Israelis went about their day blanketed in relative calm Thursday, after a cease-fire brokered hours before gave citizens in the volatile area their first quiet night in more than a week. If Israel and the Hamas militants who run the Gaza Strip can maintain peace until 9 p.m. local time , border areas […]

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Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 23

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a Taliban suicide bomber has killed 23 people near the capital, Islamabad. Authorities said Thursday the bomber blew himself at Shi’ite Muslim march in the city of Rawalpindi after police tried to stop him for a security check. The blast wounded at least 62 others, including several children. Earlier Wednesday, a Taliban […]

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Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 23

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has killed 23 people near the capital, Islamabad. Authorities said Thursday the overnight bombing targeted a Shi’ite Muslim march in the city of Rawalpindi. The blast wounded at least 62 others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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