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Clinton Warns of Backsliding in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has issued sharp criticism for a number of Eastern European and Central Asian nations, saying they are backsliding on democratic reforms. In a meeting with human rights activists in Dublin Thursday, Clinton warned that Russia is trying to “re-Sovietize” Eastern Europe and Central Asia by creating a regional trade […]

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Search Continues for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers are investigating the site of a ship collision in the North Sea off the Dutch coast, where seven crew members are missing after a frigid night at sea. Officials say it is unlikely they will find survivors. Thirteen crew members from the cargo ship Baltic Ace were rescued by helicopter Wednesday and expected to […]

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Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Released From Hospital

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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The pregnant wife of Britain’s Prince William has left a hospital in central London after four days of treatment for severe morning sickness. William and his wife, Catherine — known formally as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — emerged from London’s King Edward VII Hospital Thursday. St. James Palace has announced that the royal […]

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3 Dead, 8 Missing in North Sea Maritime Collision

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers pulled at least three bodies from the North Sea late Wednesday and were searching for eight other crew members of a cargo ship that sank off the Dutch coast after colliding with another ship. In the operation, the Dutch Coast Guard deployed helicopters to pull 13 survivors from the cargo ship Baltic Ace. The […]

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Bones in London Museum May Belong to Oldest Known Dinosaur

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Bones that have been languishing in obscurity at a London museum for nearly 80 years may actually belong to the oldest known dinosaur. Scientists say they believe the bones uncovered in Tanzania in the 1930s are the fossilized remains of a dinosaur that roamed the Earth about 245 million years ago — at least 10 […]

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2 Cargo Ships Collide in North Sea, Rescue Under Way

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dutch Coast Guard mounted a rescue operation Wednesday in the North Sea, after two cargo ships collided off the southern coast of the Netherlands. Reports late Wednesday quote Coast Guard officials as saying they believe the cargo ship “Baltic Ace” was sinking some 50 kilometers from the Dutch port of Rotterdam, after colliding with […]

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Secretary Clinton Praises NATO, Bids Farewell

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the “great strides” made by the NATO security alliance as she made what she called her final attendance at a NATO foreign ministerial meeting. Clinton said Wednesday in Brussels that she has spent a lot of time at NATO headquarters during her four years as the top […]

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Secretary Clinton Praises NATO, Bids Farewell

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the “great strides” made by the NATO security alliance as she made what she called her final attendance at a NATO foreign ministerial meeting. Clinton said Wednesday in Brussels that she has spent a lot of time at NATO headquarters during her four years as the top […]

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Global Alliance Launched to Counter Child Sex Images

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union, the United States and some 20 other nations are teaming up to fight the online distribution of images of child sex abuse. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a news conference Wednesday in Brussels to announce the formation of a “global alliance” against online child […]

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Serbian Ambassador to NATO Commits Suicide

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Reports say Serbia’s ambassador to NATO committed suicide Tuesday by jumping to his death from an airport parking garage in Brussels. Officials say Branislav Milinkovic was laughing and chatting with a Serbian delegation before suddenly leaping off a wall, falling 10 meters to the ground below the garage. Airport officials confirmed that a man had […]

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