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Georgia’s Ivanishvili Backtracks on Call for President to Resign

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Georgia’s opposition coalition, Bidzina Ivanishvili, is backtracking on his call for President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign. Ivanishvili, whose coalition won Georgia’s parliamentary elections, said Wednesday he was not issuing an ultimatum in asking Mr. Saakashvili to step down. Ivanishvili also offered to cooperate with the incumbent president on the formation of a […]

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Kenya Church Grenade Attack Kills Child, Wounds Others

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say a grenade attack at a church in the capital, Nairobi, killed a nine-year-old boy and wounded three other children on Sunday. Police chief Moses Ombati says he believes the attack is tied to sympathizers of al-Shabab militants in Somalia. On Friday, Kenyan forces battling al-Shabab in Somalia pushed into Port Kismayo, forcing […]

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Libyans Turn in Arms in Collection Push

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Libyans are turning in their weapons at collection points in the capital, Tripoli, and the eastern city of Benghazi. Several men lined up at Martyrs’ Square in the capital and Liberty Square in Benghazi, weapons and ammunition in hand, in an effort Saturday to help the Libyan army rid the streets of arms […]

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Afghan Peace Counil Member Gunned Down

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say gunmen have shot and killed a senior member of the Afghan peace council, dealing the latest blow to peace negotiations. Authorities say an unidentified gunman in a car opened fire on Arsala Rahmani Sunday morning in Kabul as he was on his way to work. Rahmani was a former Taliban official who […]

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Obama Refuses Comment on Chinese Dissident

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has refused to confirm whether a blind Chinese dissident, who recently escaped from house arrest in Beijing, is under U.S. protection. In response to a reporter’s question Monday, President Obama said he would not make a statement on the situation of Chen Guangcheng. U.S. officials have expressed concern about Chen’s fate, […]

Pentagon: Haqqani Network Likely Behind Afghan Attacks

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon says the Pakistani-based militant Haqqani network was likely behind the coordinated attacks across Afghanistan that claimed the lives of four civilians, 11 Afghan security personnel and 36 insurgents. Fighting in the Afghan capital and three eastern provinces began Sunday afternoon and ended nearly 18 hours later early Monday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for […]

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US Solider Charged with 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Massacre

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was also charged with six counts of attempted murder for the March 11 rampage. Bales, an 11-year military veteran, is being held […]

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Five Worshippers Killed in Nigeria

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A series of bomb blasts and shootings in northern Nigeria has killed at least five worshippers. In the northwestern town of Kano, police say gunmen on a motorcycle killed five worshippers at a mosque Friday night. No one has claimed responsibility, but authorities believe Boko Haram is involved in the attack. Authorities also suspect the […]

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Clinton to Urge Bulgaria to Seek New Energy Sources

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Bulgaria for talks that are expected to focus on energy security. During her brief visit on Sunday, Clinton is scheduled to meet with President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. The top U.S. diplomat is expected to urge the eastern European country to develop new […]

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Romney Leads Iowa Poll 2 Days Before Caucus

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mitt Romney is the Republican Party front-runner in Iowa in the final days before the first voting leading up to the 2012 U.S. presidential election, leading Ron Paul by two points. The Des Moines Register poll out Saturday gave the former Massachusetts governor 24 percent support to 22 percent for libertarian U.S. Representative Paul. Social […]

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