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China Rejects Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Solar Panels

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has imposed heavier than expected anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels, prompting Beijing to complain Friday of “protectionist” policies by Washington. The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday announced duties of between 31 and 250 percent on Chinese made solar panels, ruling they are being “dumped” in the U.S. market at prices below […]

Greece Passes Olympic Torch to Britain

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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British officials say the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Games will be flown to Britain on Friday. Greece passed the torch to Britain’s Princess Anne, a former Olympic equestrian, during a rainy ceremony in Athens on Thursday. Soccer star David Beckham was among the British dignitaries attending the event. The torch was lit in […]

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Queen of Disco Loses Battle with Cancer

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Music legend Donna Summer, known by many as the Queen of Disco, has died. The five-time Grammy Award winner died Thursday at the age of 63 in Florida. Those close to her say she had been battling cancer for some time but had tried to keep the extent of her illness private. Summer rose to […]

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UN Urges Uganda to Prosecute Captured LRA Commander

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is urging Uganda to prosecute a captured field commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army. Ugandan forces captured Caesar Acellam, one of the LRA’s top military leaders, in the Central African Republic on Saturday. Since then, multiple Ugandan officials have said Acellam could receive a pardon under the country’s Amnesty Act. Radhika […]

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Francois Hollande Takes Office in France

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Francois Hollande has been sworn in as the new president of France. Mr. Hollande assumed office Tuesday morning during a modest ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The new president was greeted at the Elysee hours before his swearing-in by outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy, who Mr. Hollande defeated in a runoff vote last week. […]

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Francois Hollande Takes Office in France

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Francois Hollande has been sworn in as the new president of France. Mr. Hollande assumed office Tuesday morning during a modest ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The new president was greeted at the Elysee hours before his swearing-in by outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy, who Mr. Hollande defeated early last month. Mr. Hollande is […]

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Iran, IAEA Talks Begin

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Talks between Iranian authorities and U.N. nuclear agency officials have started in Vienna, as a major U.S. newspaper reports that Iran has repeatedly violated maritime law in a bid to sidestep sanctions imposed due to its controversial nuclear program. International Atomic Energy Agency officials are expected to press Iran for access to the Parchin military […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida Bomber No Longer a Threat

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are confident a suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber is no longer a threat to the American people. The Obama administration’s top counter-terrorism advisor, John Brennan, spoke Tuesday on the U.S. television network ABC, a day after U.S. officials said al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen intended to put a suicide bomber on a U.S.-bound jet with […]

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Thousands Attend the Kentucky Derby

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The bourbon-laced mint juleps are flowing as thousands of people descend Saturday on Churchill Downs for the 138th annual Kentucky Derby. Millions more are watching one of the world’s most famous horse races on television. Spectators at the race in Louisville, Kentucky will likely be decked out in their usual fine regalia – pastel colored […]

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Human Rights Watch Report Accuses Kenyan Police and Soldiers of Abusing Somalis

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is accusing Kenyan police and soldiers of rampant human rights abuses against ethnic Somalis and Kenyans citizens without facing any consequences. The International Rights groups released a 65 page report, citing widespread emotional and physical abuses, include rape, during a four month period, beginning last November. The report says Somalis were singled […]

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