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Clinton Praises US-Vietnamese Relations

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:12 am (UTC-5)
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U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hailing the U.S. relationship with Vietnam in a national day message to the people of the Southeast Asian country. Vietnam celebrates its national day on Friday, the anniversary of the day on which Ho Chi Minh officially declared Vietnam’s independence from French colonial rule in 1945. In a […]

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Former Soviet State Celebrates 16th Constitution Day

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan celebrates its 16th Constitution Day Tuesday. In the capital city, Astana, festivities include a military parade, concerts and festivals. President Nursultan Nazarbayev will host the the Astana events. The military parade features more than 250 weapons and military equipment including missiles, tanks and artillery. More than 2,500 military personnel are scheduled to march in […]

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Ukrainian Opposition Activists Rally on Independence Anniversary

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Ukrainian opposition activists have rallied in the capital, Kyiv, to protest the arrest and jailing of their leader, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as the country marks its 20th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union. The activists gathered Wednesday near a monument to national poet Taras Shevchenko in central Kyiv and tried […]

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Cubans Urged to Be Patient on Free-Market Reforms

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuba has marked the 58th anniversary of the failed attack on army barracks that sparked the beginning of the overthrow of the government of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. The official celebration was held in the city of Ciego de Avila Tuesday. Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, who spoke at the event, said the city […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Leads Hundreds in Martyr’s Day March

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi led hundreds of supporters through the streets of Rangoon in a Martyr’s Day march Tuesday to honor her father and other fallen national heroes. A reporter for VOA’s Burmese service says more than 2,000 people joined the procession to the Martyr’s Mausoleum, including about 100 members of the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Attends Martyr’s Day Ceremony, March to Follow

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi appeared for the first time in nine years Tuesday at an official ceremony honoring her father and other fallen national heroes. She was expected to return to the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Rangoon later Tuesday on an unauthorized march with several hundred members of her banned National League for […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence with Parties, Fireworks

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans celebrated Independence Day Monday — the anniversary of the day 235 years ago that the country’s founding fathers formally declared independence from Britain. On the day known as the Fourth of July, U.S. citizens enjoyed parades, fireworks, picnics, ballgames and concerts. Fourth of July decorations featured the colors of the American flag — red, […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence with Parties, Fireworks

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans are celebrating Independence Day Monday — the anniversary of the day 235 years ago that the country’s founding fathers formally declared independence from Britain. On the day known as the Fourth of July, U.S. citizens celebrate with parades, fireworks, picnics, ballgames and concerts. Fourth of July decorations feature the colors of the American flag […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence with Parties, Fireworks

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans are celebrating Independence Day Monday — the anniversary of the day 235 years ago that the country’s founding fathers formally declared independence from Britain. On the day known informally as the Fourth of July, U.S. citizens celebrate with parades, fireworks, picnics, ballgames and concerts. Fourth of July decorations feature the colors of the American […]

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Americans Celebrate 235th Independence Day

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Monday is U.S. Independence Day — the holiday informally called the Fourth of July. Americans will celebrate the day the country’s Founding Fathers declared independence from Britain in 1776 with picnics, parades and concerts. Traditional fireworks will light up the nighttime skies over small towns and major cities, including Washington, New York and Philadelphia, where […]

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