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Richardson Urging N.Korea to Stop Weapons Tests, Expand Internet

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A private delegation of Google executives and other U.S. leaders touring North Korea says it is urging Pyongyang to halt its weapons program and allow for expanded use of the Internet and cell phones. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who is leading the delegation, told the Associated Press on Wednesday the group has also […]

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India Summons Pakistani Ambassador Over Alleged Shooting

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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India has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to New Delhi to register a protest over the alleged grisly killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops in the disputed border region of Kashmir. A spokesman for India’s foreign ministry announced the move Wednesday, just hours after Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid called the incident “ghastly” and promised […]

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UN Seeks Surveillance Drones for Eastern Congo

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations peacekeepers are asking the Security Council to support the use of surveillance drones in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous appealed to the council in a closed-door session Tuesday, seeking the drones to help the more than 17,000 peacekeepers in the country. Rebels briefly took control of the […]

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India Calls Alleged Pakistani Attack “Ghastly;” Promises Response

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s foreign affairs minister has called an alleged attack on Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops “ghastly” and says officials will decide on a response later on Wednesday. Speaking on Indian television, Salman Khurshid promised late Tuesday that Indian government and military officials would work together to decide on a course of action. He said the […]

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