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Official: US Mission Against LRA To Last ‘Months’

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. military official says the U.S. mission against a violent central African rebel group is likely to last for months but has no specific timetable. President Barack Obama announced this month that he is sending 100 U.S. military personnel to help central African governments fight the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army. Defense and State […]

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Clinton Concludes Tour to South, Central Asia

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wrapped up a four-nation tour to South and Central Asia, where she met with regional leaders on issues including terrorism, economics and human rights. During talks Saturday in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, the secretary thanked President Islam Karimov for supporting U.S. troops in Afghanistan. But she voiced concerns on […]

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US Fed Considers Lessons From Financial Crisis

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.S. central bank says the financial crisis shows that governments may need to do more to fight financial bubbles. The collapse of inflated housing prices played a key role in sparking the economic downturn that began in 2008. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told an audience in Boston Tuesday that […]

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US Senator Defends US Troops in Central Africa

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. senator who has long called for greater U.S. engagement in Africa is defending the deployment of 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help fight a notorious guerrilla leader. Senator James Inhofe said Monday the Lord’s Resistance Army, and its leader, Joseph Kony, have for 25 years been oppressing people in Uganda, Central […]

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Rights Groups Welcome US Decision to Send Troops to Uganda

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Human rights groups are welcoming the U.S. decision to deploy 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support the regional fight against a guerrilla group known for atrocities against civilians. One of those groups, Human Rights Watch, has been urging the Obama administration to increase efforts to protect people from the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army. […]

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US Forces in Uganda to Support Fight Against Lord’s Resistance Army

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is deploying 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support the region’s fight against a guerilla group known for atrocities against civilians. Rebels of the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony, have been accused of kidnapping children, murder and rape in Uganda and neighboring countries. President Obama informed Congress […]

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US Forces in Uganda Hunt for Lord’s Resistance Army

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A small number of U.S. combat forces are in Uganda, part of a new effort to track down accused war criminal Joseph Kony and other leaders of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). President Barack Obama sent a letter to top U.S. lawmakers Friday informing them that the first American troops landed in Uganda […]

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Opposition Party Ask Court to Replace CAR President

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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An opposition party in the Central African Republic (CAR) has filed a court order for the country’s president to step down because of his suspected poor health. The head of the MDREC party, filed a petition this week asking the court to declare President Francoise Bozize unfit to stay in office. In the petition, Jose […]

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Pakistan’s Central Bank Governor Resigns

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani media say the governor of the country’s central bank, Shahid Kardar, has resigned. It was unclear exactly when or why Kardar, the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, stepped down, but media reports said Wednesday he had developed “differences with the government on key policy issues.” Kardar took office in September 2010, after […]

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EU Leaders Appoint Draghi as next ECB President

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has confirmed that Mario Draghi, an Italian, will be the next president of the European Central Bank, replacing Jean-Claude Trichet whose term ends in October. The announcement of Draghi’s appointment gives investors some certainty over who will lead the ECB as Europeans seek to resolve Europe’s crippling debt crisis. The EU said […]

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