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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member in 2013. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member next year. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member in July 2013. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that […]

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UN Warns of Deepening Food Crisis in Somalia

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a food crisis in Somalia is rapidly growing due to rising food prices and an ongoing drought in the region. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden, warned Wednesday that many may die of malnutrition unless something is done to address the problem. Bowden said food prices in Somalia have […]

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Nigerian President Submits Cabinet Nominees

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has submitted a list of 34 cabinet nominees to the Senate for approval. Senate President David Mark read the list, which did not specify portfolios, to the upper house of parliament Tuesday. Some of the proposed ministers include ex-finance minister Olusegun Aganga, a former Goldman Sachs executive. Former oil minister Deziani […]

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Vietnam and China Pledge to Peacefully Resolve Maritime Dispute

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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China and Vietnam pledged Sunday to resolve their maritime dispute in the South China Sea through peaceful dialogue. Chinese media said Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vietnamese Vice Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son met in Beijing Saturday and agreed to address the dispute through negotiations and peaceful, friendly consultations. However, no details on specific […]

U.S.-Japan Basing Plan in Doubt Amid High-Level Talks

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A hard-won agreement to move thousands of U.S. Marines to a new base in Okinawa is once again in doubt as top U.S. and Japanese officials sit down for talks in Washington Tuesday. The 2006 agreement called for a new base to be completed in a less congested part of Okinawa by 2014 and for […]

NATO Admits Accidentally Hitting Libyan Rebels

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO admits it accidentally hit Libyan rebels in an airstrike two days ago. The alliance said Saturday its forces saw a column of military vehicles in an area of conflict between rebels and Libyan forces and attacked it. The convoy was later confirmed to be an opposition patrol. NATO gave no figures on casualties but […]

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Obama Rejected Key Lawyers’ Advice on U.S. Role in Libyan Air War

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper is reporting President Barack Obama ignored the advice of some of his key legal advisors in deciding he does not need to win congressional approval for the American involvement in the Libyan air war. The New York Times reported Friday that the general counsel at the defense department and the acting […]

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Somali Pirates Free German Cargo Ship

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Somali pirates have freed a German cargo ship after receiving a multi-million dollar ransom. The MV Susan K and its crew of 10 had been held since April. Officials say it will now head to Djibouti. Somali pirates have hijacked dozens of ships in recent years and taken in hundreds of millions of […]

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