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World Leaders Send Obama Congratulations, Challenges

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are sending in their congratulations to U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term Tuesday in a tightly contested race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he “warmly congratulates” Mr. Obama and looks forward to continuing to work together “in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the […]

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Egypt’s Coptics Choose New Pope

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Coptic Christian Church has chosen a new pope. Bishop Tawadros became the new head the church early Sunday when a blindfolded boy picked his name from a transparent container in a ceremony at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral. Bishop Tawadros, who is 60 years old, succeeds Pope Shenouda the Third who died in March at the […]

Spacewalkers Bypass Space Station Coolant Leak

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two spacewalking astronauts made repairs to a leaky radiator system outside the International Space Station Thursday, a short while after maneuvering the station to avoid a menacing piece of space debris. In a six-hour procedure, space station commander Sunita Wiliams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide successfully reconfigured ammonia coolant lines to bypass the suspect radiator, […]

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China Dissident Given 8 Years in Jail for Advocating Democracy

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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ATTN WEB DESK: PLEASE USE THIS VERSION China continued its latest crackdown on dissent Thursday by sentencing a man to eight years in prison for advocating constitutional democracy and criticizing the ruling Communist Party. The lawyer for 27-year-old Cao Haibo says his client was sentenced for “subversion of state power” at a secret court hearing […]

Chrysler CEO Denies Plans to Shift Jobs to China

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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The chief executive of U.S.-based automaker Chrysler says his company is not shifting production of Jeep vehicles to China. His comments follow a series of statements by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign that appear to suggest otherwise. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an email to employees Tuesday that Jeep assembly lines will remain […]

UN Chief Disappointed with Failed Syria Cease-Fire

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep disappointment at the failure of an effort to establish a cease-fire in Syria during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. During a speech Monday in South Korea, Mr. Ban called on the international community to do more to help stop the fighting. He said that as long as there […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 40 in Afghan Mosque

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Afghanistan say a suicide bomb attack on a mosque has killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens of others. Authorities say the bomber struck the mosque in Maymana, the capital of Faryab province, on Friday, at the start of the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Officials say casualties included members […]

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Former Senator Arlen Specter Dies of Cancer

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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(correction in graf 4)) Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter has died of cancer at age 82. The Republican-turned Democrat represented Pennsylvania for 30 years, playing key roles in confirmation battles for U.S. Supreme Court nominees. First elected to the Senate as a Republican in 1980, Specter garnered national attention and Republican ire for resisting then-President […]

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European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo announced the winner of the prestigious prize during a ceremony Friday. The committee says “the union and its core members have for over 6 decades contributed to the advancement of peace, reconciliation democracy and human rights in Europe.” […]

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French Police Fire Tear Gas at Labor Protesters in Paris

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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French riot police fired tear gas Tuesday at hundreds of protesters trying to storm a Paris auto show, during nationwide protests over mounting job losses in a moribund economy with 10 percent unemployment. Thousands of other demonstrators marched in Lyon, while operations the ports of Le Havre and Marseille were disrupted. The protests, organized by […]

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