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Obama Urges Russia to Finish Negotiations to Join WTO

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is urging Russia to negotiate with members of the World Trade Organization to resolve the remaining issues blocking it from becoming the 154th member of the group. The White House said that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called President Obama Wednesday to wish him a happy birthday, a day ahead of his […]

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Obama: “Tremendous Progress” in U.S.-Russia Relationship

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has told Russian media that the new nuclear disarmament treaty between Russia and the United States is an example of “tremendous progress” made in bilateral ties. Mr. Obama spoke with Russian reporters ahead of his 50th birthday which is Thursday. The president noted that when he was born during the Cold […]

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Nelson Mandela Marks His 93rd Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, marked his 93rd birthday Monday by receiving good wishes from around the globe and greetings from family and friends. The current South African president, Jacob Zuma, visited the anti-apartheid icon at his home in Qunu, the town in the Eastern Cape where he […]

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South Africans Celebrate Mandela’s Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Millions of South Africans are celebrating the birthday of Nelson Mandela, who turned 93 Monday. South African schoolchildren began their day by singing a special birthday song for Mr. Mandela, while many adults heeded his call to mark the day by performing community service. The anti-apartheid icon celebrated with family and friends at his home […]

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World Celebrates Mandela’s Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, is celebrating his 93rd birthday Monday, as people all over the world honor his life by giving back to their own communities. The United Nations designated the former leader’s birthday as Nelson Mandela Day in 2009, with a call for individuals to do 67 minutes of community service […]

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World Celebrates Mandela’s Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, is celebrating his 93rd birthday Thursday, as people all over the world honor his life by giving back to their own communities. The United Nations designated the former leader’s birthday as Nelson Mandela Day in 2009, with a call for individuals to do 67 minutes of community service […]

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British Queen Celebrates 85th Birthday

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Britain is celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth with traditional pomp and ceremony. The Queen and her husband rode in a carriage through central London Saturday for the annual military parade in her honor. Her grandson, newlywed Prince William and his bride, Catherine, were also on hand for the celebration. The prince rode on horseback […]

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