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EU Anti-Trafficking Day Fights Modern-Day Slavery

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is calling on governments to fight human trafficking, the modern-day version of slavery, as European Union members observe Anti-Trafficking Day on Tuesday. OSCE spokeswoman Maria Grazia Giammarinaro called human trafficking “intolerable in the modern world.” She added, “Human trafficking has no place in a civilized society.” The […]

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World Food Program Raises Concern about Food Insecurity

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program of the United Nations says there are increasing concerns over the supply of food, especially in the developing world. The WFP is drawing attention to the latest report on the State of Food Security in the World, which says volatility in food costs and high, unpredictable prices are likely to continue. […]

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World Food Program Raises Concern about Food Insecurity

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program of the United Nations says there are increasing concerns over the supply of food, especially in the developing world. The WFP is drawing attention to the latest report on the State of Food Security in the World, which says volatility in food costs and high, unpredictable prices are likely to continue. […]

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World Food Program Raises Concern about Food Insecurity

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program of the United Nations says there are increasing concerns over the supply of food, especially in the developing world. The WFP is drawing attention to the latest report on the State of Food Security in the World, which says volatility in food costs and high, unpredictable prices are likely to continue. […]

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United States Celebrates Columbus Day

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are celebrating Columbus Day Monday. Columbus Day is a federal holiday observed on the second Monday in October, marking the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. Columbus, an Italian explorer sailing under the Spanish flag, led four expeditions to the New World, but never accomplished his original goal — to […]

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Germany Celebrates 21st Anniversary of Reunification

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany on Monday celebrated the 21st anniversary of its 1990 reunification, as Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Christian Wulff and other political leaders gathered in the former West German capital, Bonn. West Germany and communist East Germany were reunited on Oct. 3, 1990, less than 11 months after the Berlin Wall was torn down. Germany has […]

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Macedonia to Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Macedonia is set to celebrate its independence day – and rile neighboring Greece – by officially unveiling a controversial statue in its capital city of Skopje. Thursday, Macedonia marks 20 years of independence from the former Yugoslavia. As part of the celebrations, the government is showing off its capital city renovation project, known as “Skopje […]

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Obama Previews Jobs Plan Ahead of Speech to Congress

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 6:36 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has praised American workers on the country’s Labor Day holiday, while calling on his opponents to join him in supporting new spending to fix roads and bridges and extend a national payroll tax cut. The president made his comments Monday during a speech before a friendly audience in Michigan. The state […]

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On US Labor Day, Obama Calls for New Worker Aid

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama praised American workers on the country’s Labor Day holiday, while calling on political opponents to join him in supporting new spending to fix roads and bridges and to extend a national payroll tax cut. The president appeared Monday before a cheering group of union workers in auto industry hub of Detroit, […]

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In US, a Labor Day Short on Celebration

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Monday is the Labor Day holiday in the United States, the country’s traditional salute to workers that this year finds the nation struggling with persistent high unemployment and stagnant job growth. Labor Day has been officially recognized in the U.S. since 1894, and over the years has often been celebrated as the last of the […]

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