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East Timor President Concedes Election Defeat

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta conceded defeat on Monday in his bid to win a second term in office. With more than 70 percent of the ballots counted, results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead with about 28 percent of the vote. He is followed by former military chief Jose Maria […]

East Timor President Concedes Election Defeat

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta conceded defeat on Monday in his bid to win a second term in office. With more than 70 percent of the ballots counted, results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead with about 28 percent of the vote. He is followed by former military chief Jose Maria […]

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East Timor President Concedes Election Defeat

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta conceded defeat on Monday in his bid to win a second term in office. With more than 70 percent of the ballots counted, results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead with about 28 percent of the vote. He is followed by former military chief Jose Maria […]

East Timor Heads for Run-Off Without Ramos-Horta

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Preliminary election results in East Timor indicate the country is headed for a presidential run-off without incumbent leader Jose Ramos-Horta. With more than 60 percent of the vote tallied, Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, is ahead with about 28 percent of the vote, followed by former military chief Jose Maria de Vasconcelos […]

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East Timor Appears Headed for Run-off Without Ramos-Horta

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Preliminary election results in East Timor indicate the country is headed for a presidential run-off without incumbent leader Jose Ramos-Horta on the second-round ballot. With more than 60 percent of the vote tallied, election officials say Mr. Ramos-Horta is trailing in third place. Preliminary results show Francisco Guterres, from the main opposition Fretilin party, ahead […]

Presidential Vote in East Timor Is Peaceful

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Citizens of East Timor, one of the world’s youngest and poorest nations, voted Saturday in the the second presidential election since the country won its independence from Indonesia in 2002. Saturday’s election ended peacefully, with no unrest reported – a stark contrast from the previous presidential vote in 2006, which nearly plunged the country into […]

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East Timor Holds Presidential Election

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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East Timor held its second presidential election on Saturday since winning its independence from Indonesia in May of 2002. Although 11 candidates are challenging incumbent president and Nobel Peace laureate Jose Ramos-Horta, the election is expected to be a three-way contest, with Francisco Guterres from the main opposition Fretilin party and Jose Maria de Vasconcelos, […]

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US Military Official Calls Iran Biggest Threat to Middle East Security

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.S. Central Command says Iran is the biggest threat to security in the Middle East and that Tehran is working “earnestly” to keep Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power. General James Mattis told a Senate hearing Tuesday that Iran has not been dissuaded by international sanctions regarding its controversial nuclear program. […]

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Shell Makes Offer For East Africa-Focused Energy Firm

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has offered to buy Cove Energy, a firm with significant interests along the east coast of Africa. Shell said in a statement Wednesday that it has offered more than $1.5 billion to purchase Cove, while Cove said its board would recommend the offer to shareholders. Cove holds minority shares in […]

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Report: World Must Respond Sooner to Food Crises

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Aid agencies say thousands of lives were lost in the East African food crisis because the international community waited to respond until the shortage was a full-blown emergency. A report released Wednesday by Oxfam and Save the Children says a food shortage for the region was reported as early as August 2010, but rich donor […]

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