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America Remembers the September 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and launched the country into a decade of war. President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush Sunday morning toured the recently finished memorial at the site of the World Trade Center in New York […]

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Russia Marks 1991 ‘Coup’ That Led to USSR Breakup

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has quietly marked the 20th anniversary of the attempted coup that led to the demise of the Soviet Union. On Friday, neither President Dmitry Medvedev nor Prime Minister Vladimir Putin commented on the anniversary of the failed coup against then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Separately, only a few dozen people gathered in Moscow at the […]

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Russia Marks 1991 ‘Coup’ That Led to USSR Breakup

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is marking the 20th anniversary of the failed coup attempt that hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union. On August 19, 1991, a small group of Communist hardliners placed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest at his vacation home in the Crimea. Their aim was to block the Kremlin chief’s program of broad […]

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South Korean President Urges Mutual Trust With North

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is calling for North and South Korea to build mutual trust in order to open up an age of peace and cooperation on the divided peninsula. Mr. Lee made the remark during a Liberation Day speech Monday as South Koreans celebrate the 66th anniversary of independence from Japanese colonial rule. […]

South Korea Marks 66th Anniversary of Independence

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Koreans across the country are set to celebrate Monday the 66th anniversary of independence from Japanese colonial rule. The government of South Korea, formally called the Republic of Korea, was founded August 15, 1948. The Yonhap news agency says President Lee Myung-bak is expected to call for nationwide harmony and unity in his National […]

Berlin Marks 50th Anniversary of Rise of Berlin Wall

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Germans on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the rise of the Berlin Wall, which divided Berlin and came to define the Cold War. The city observed a minute of silence at noon in memory of those who died trying to escape. Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit told a ceremony that the construction of the wall […]

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Pakistan Marks 1st Anniversary of Historic Floods

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and the international community are marking the 1st anniversary of devastating floods that killed more than 1,600 people, affected up to 20 million others and submerged one-fifth of the country. The scale of the disaster galvanized the Pakistani government and military, as well as the international community. The United Nations made the largest appeal […]

40,000 Remember 1995 Srebrenica Massacre

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday to mark the 16th anniversary of Europe’s worst civilian massacre since World War Two. This year’s anniversary came just weeks after the arrest of the Srebrenica massacre’s alleged organizer — former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, who is in jail awaiting trial for genocide. […]

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China Communist Party Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party Friday, by telling thousands of party officials and members that the party must ensure economic growth, while controlling civil stability. In a 90-minute televised speech at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Mr. Hu singled out corruption as a clear and present danger […]

China Communist Party Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party Friday, by telling thousands of party officials and members that the party must ensure economic growth, while controlling civil stability. In a 90-minute televised speech at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Mr. Hu singled out corruption as a clear and present danger […]

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