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Colorado Hit by Strongest Quake in Nearly 40 Years

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says the strongest earthquake in nearly 40 years rattled the southwestern U.S. state of Colorado late Monday. The 5.3 magnitude quake struck an area in the southern part of Colorado, about 290 kilometers south of Denver. It was the strongest of at least eight earthquakes that occurred within a few miles […]

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Biden Promises Continued Help With Japanese Rebuilding Effort

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised the courage and resolve of the Japanese people as he visited areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Speaking at the airport in the hard-hit city of Sendai Tuesday, Mr. Biden said he was “humbled” by what he was seeing. He walked through some devastated areas and […]

Japan’s Ex-PM to Run for Ruling Party Leadership

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara has decided to run in an upcoming election to determine a new leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan – and therefore, the country’s prime minister. Japanese news media report that Maehara is expected to make a formal announcement late Tuesday. The Democratic Party has set August 29 […]

US, Chinese Athletes Exchange Souvenirs, Not Blows

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Members of a Chinese basketball club and a U.S. university team cleared up some of their differences Friday, a day after they fought on a basketball court in Beijing. Players for China’s Bayi Rockets exchanged handshakes with Georgetown University’s coach and two of his players at Beijing airport Friday, and a statement from the school […]

US Investment Bank Says US, Europe Close to New Recession

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. investment bank says that the United States and Europe are “dangerously close” to a new recession because of economic policy errors. Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley warned Thursday that the United States, along with the 17-nation bloc of European countries employing the euro currency, are hovering close to a recession, defined as economic […]

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US Provides Emergency Flood Aid To North Korea

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will provide North Korea with up to $900,000 in emergency flood aid, in the latest sign of an easing of tensions between the countries. The U.S. State Department said Thursday it will contribute relief supplies to North Korea’s Kangwon and North and South Hwanghae provinces. It said that the provision […]

Ex-Venezuelan President to be Buried in Venezuela

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Relatives of former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez have agreed that he will be buried in Venezuela, ending a bitter family dispute. Lawyers for both sides in the dispute said in a joint statement Wednesday that Mr. Perez’s remains will return to Venezuela for burial as soon as the proper arrangements are made. It is […]

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Ivory Coast to Demobilize 10,000 Fighters

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An Ivory Coast defense official says the government will disarm and demobilize about 10,000 fighters in a bid to improve security. State media Wednesday quoted deputy defense minister Paul Koffi Koffi as saying the process should be completed by the end of the year. The minister, who spoke Tuesday, said the demobilized fighters will be […]

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Ivory Coast to Demobilize 10,000 Fighters

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast’s minister of defense says the government will disarm and demobilize about 10,000 fighters in a bid to improve security. State media Wednesday quoted deputy defense minister Paul Koffi Koffi as saying the process should be completed by the end of the year. The minister, who spoke Tuesday, said the demobilized fighters will be […]

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Morocco to Hold Early Elections on November 25

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco says it will hold early parliamentary elections on November 25, as the monarchy pursues democratic reforms designed to head off “Arab Spring”-style protests. The country’s official MAP news agency reported that Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui announced the date Tuesday. The elections were expected in late 2012, but Morocco’s King Mohammed called for a prompt […]

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