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EU Receives 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for turning Europe “from a continent of war to a continent of peace” in the six decades following World War Two. Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland presented the award Monday to EU President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European […]

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US Confirms Mexican-American Star Jenni Rivera Killed in Crash

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. transportation officials have confirmed that Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico early Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Learjet carrying Rivera and six others crashed at about 3:30 a.m. local time Sunday, about 110 kilometers south of Monterrey, Mexico. It says all aboard were […]

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UN Urges ‘Swift’ Action on Mali

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has called for a “swift” response to the crisis in Mali, saying the situation there threatens regional peace and security. The 15-nation Council said Monday that a comprehensive and strategic approach is needed that includes restoring Mali’s territorial integrity and preventing further destabilization of other countries in Africa’s Sahel region. Rebels […]

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Suicide Bombers Launch Deadly Attack on Pakistani Police

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwest, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Authorities say the militants attacked the station using grenades and rockets, sparking an hour-long gunbattle with police. Three of the attackers were killed, but officials […]

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China Predicted to Overtake US as Economic Power by 2030

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. intelligence assessment says China is expected to surpass the United States as the leading economic power by 2030, but the U.S. will remain a top world leader. The assessment was released Monday by the National Intelligence Council of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It predicts that Asia will surpass […]

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Eastern Indonesia

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological survey says a 7.1 magnitude earthquake has shaken eastern Indonesia. The quake occurred at 1653 UT and was centered about 200 kilometers northwest of the Tanimbar Islands in Maluku Province. The temblor occurred at a depth of 155 kilometers under the Banda Sea. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a […]

Obama Pressing His Case for ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is heading to the country’s industrial heartland to press his case for increasing taxes on America’s wealthiest households as a way help avert an end-of-year crisis over government financial policies. Mr. Obama, the Democrat newly elected to another four-year term, plans a campaign-style speech to auto workers in Michigan on Monday. […]

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Protesters in Sudan Call for ‘Revolution’

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese police have used tear gas and batons against hundreds of people in Khartoum protesting the recent deaths of four students from Darfur. At least 600 people took part in the protest in the Sudanese capital Monday. Many shouted anti-government slogans like “Revolution Until Victory.” Plainclothes security agents were also reported on the scene near […]

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Russia Promises Retaliation After US Human Rights Bill

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian lawmakers have vowed to respond in kind after the U.S. Congress approved a bill imposing sanctions on Russian officials suspected of human rights violations. Officials said Monday that Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, will consider imposing some sort of penalty against U.S. citizens that Moscow suspects of human rights violations. The […]

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Mahama Reelected Ghana’s President

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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John Dramani Mahama won a new term as Ghana’s president in Friday’s election, after taking over the office in July following the sudden death of John Atta Mills. Mr. Mahama had served as Ghana’s vice president since 2009. He previously held the position of minister of communications and was a three-term parliamentarian for Ghana’s Bole-Bamboi […]

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