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Despite Warnings, N.Korea Prepares Launch Site

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea appears to be moving ahead with preparations to launch a long-range rocket, despite international condemnation. South Korean media quoted government officials saying Tuesday that North Korea is preparing the second and third stages of its launch vehicle at the Tongchang-ri facility. Pyongyang says it plans to launch the three-stage rocket between December 10 […]

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British Commonwealth Approves Succession Changes

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Countries in Britain’s Commonwealth have given formal approval for a bill ending male preference in the line of succession to the throne. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pledged Tuesday that the law would be changed as soon as possible. The measures were agreed on by prime ministers of the 15 countries of the Commonwealth that […]

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Thousands in Serbia Protest Against UN Court Rulings

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Serbian students gathered in the capital, Belgrade, to protest a U.N. court’s recent acquittal of a former Kosovo prime minister and two Croatian generals for war crimes. More than 2,000 students gathered outside of parliament Tuesday carrying signs and waving flags while calling on lawmakers to adopt a resolution condemning The Hague’s ruling. […]

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NATO Approves Turkey’s Request for Missiles on Syria Border

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO on Tuesday agreed to deploy Patriot missiles to the Turkish border to help defend Turkey against threats from Syria. “In response to Turkey’s request, NATO has decided to augment Turkey’s air defense capabilities in order to defend the population and territory of Turkey,” NATO foreign ministers said in a statement. NATO member Turkey first […]

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UN War Crimes Court Upholds Bosnian Serb Convictions

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations war crimes court has upheld the convictions of two Bosnian Serbs accused of killing more than 100 people during the Balkans conflict of the 1990s. The appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the life sentence of Milan Lukic, a founding member of a group known as the White Eagles, or the Avengers, which […]

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Egypt Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas outside the presidential palace as large crowds of opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo in three separate demonstrations Tuesday. Leaders of the protest, including former presidential candidates Amr Moussa, Hamdeen Sebahi and Mohammed Elbaradei dubbed it a “final warning” to Mr. […]

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Protesters in Belfast Riot Over Flag Vote

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters rioted in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast following a vote by councilors to remove the British flag from city hall for most of the year. Fifteen police officers were injured Monday night as demonstrators threw bottles and bricks at officers during an attempt to force their way into the building. Two […]

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International Olympic Committee Suspends India

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Olympic Committee has suspended India, citing concerns about the election of tainted officials to the national committee. Sources close to the IOC said it is expected to announce its official decision later Tuesday during a meeting at the world body’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The ban means the Indian Olympic Association will no […]

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EU Finance Chiefs Fail to Reach Bank Regulation Pact

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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European Union finance chiefs have failed to reach an agreement on regulating banks across the continent. The 27 finance leaders met in Brussels Tuesday, but left without a compromise after French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici and his German counterpart, Wolfgang Schaeuble, clashed on the extent of the banking regulatory power that the European Central Bank […]

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Labor Dispute at Key US Cargo Port Turns One Week Old

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Negotiations to end a strike at the biggest cargo port complex in the United States continued Monday, as the dispute enters its second week. Unionized clerical workers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in California walked off the job last Tuesday, claiming that shippers who operate out of the twin ports want to […]

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