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Russia Hosts Regional Forum, Denies Efforts to Rebuild Soviet Empire

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia on Wednesday hosted leaders of five other former Soviet nations for security and economic talks, while emphatically rejecting U.S. claims that Moscow is attempting to rebuild the Soviet empire. President Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with the leaders of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, in what is known as the Collective Security […]

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Family of Missing Ex-FBI Agent Releases Hostage Video

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The family of a retired FBI agent thought to have been kidnapped in Iran in 2007 has released a hostage video showing him to be alive. In the the 54-second video released Friday, an exhausted-looking Robert Levinson is seen in a makeshift cell pleading for the U.S. government to “answer the requests” of the unspecified […]

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Guatemala’s Former First Lady Denied Presidential Bid

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Guatemala’s former first lady Sandra Torres has been barred from seeking the presidency in the upcoming September 11 election. The constitutional court’s president Alejandro Maldonado explained the tribunal’s decision Monday, saying Torres was married to President Alvaro Colom most of his term before their divorce earlier this year. Guatemala’s constitution prohibits family members from succeeding […]

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Former Cambodian King In China for Medical Checkup

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s ailing former king, Norodom Sihanouk, has left the country for what is being described as routine medical testing in China. The 88-year-old monarch, who remains a revered figure in his homeland, has undergone numerous rounds of testing and treatments in China since first being diagnosed with cancer in the early 1990s. He also suffers […]

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