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Europe Moves to Bolster Economy; Stocks Soar

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A key U.S. stock index soared to the highest level since the Great Recession began four years ago, after the European Central Bank moved to bolster the continent’s troubled economies Thursday. Spanish stocks gained nearly five percent, while French and German shares gained around three percent. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers […]

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International Criminal Court Set to Issue First Sentence

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is set to hand down its first sentence Tuesday, in the case of convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. Lubanga was found guilty of war crimes in March for recruiting and using child soldiers during fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003. Human Rights Watch said Monday […]

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US First Lady Celebrates ‘Lets Move’ Anniversary

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama jumped, jived and waved her ams at a second birthday party for her “Let’s Move” fitness and wellness initiative. At a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, the first lady led thousands of school children in a high-energy rendition of “The Interlude,” a dance created by students at the University […]

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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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US First Lady Obama Tours Africa

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Johannesburg, South Africa where she met Tuesday with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Mrs. Obama met with the 92-year-old former president at his home, after visiting the offices of the Mandela Foundation. While there, the Obama family viewed archival items such as Mr. Nelson’s prison desk and notebooks. The […]

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First Lady Obama Begins Weeklong African Visit

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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She will also meet with groups fighting AIDS. Mrs. Obama will speak to young women at a U.S.-sponsored forum focusing on social and economic initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. She will close her trip with a two-day visit to Botswana. The Africa trip is Mrs. Obama’s second official overseas trip without her husband, following a visit […]

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Michelle Obama in Africa to Address Youth

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Africa for a week-long trip focused on youth empowerment. Mrs. Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha arrived in Pretoria, South Africa Monday night. The first lady said she will encourage young Africans to become leaders in solving the continent’s problems, such as poverty, disease, and climate change. […]

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Michelle Obama Heads to Africa to Address Youth

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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(Updates with new info in grafs 3, 7, 8. writethru )) U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is on her way to Africa for a nearly week-long trip focused on youth empowerment. Mrs. Obama is accompanied by daughters Malia and Sasha. They are set to arrive in Pretoria, South Africa late Monday. Before departing, the first […]

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Michelle Obama on 5-day Trip to Africa

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is on her way to South Africa as she begins a five-day trip to the continent to focus on youth leadership, education and health and wellness. The wife of U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive in the capital Pretoria on Monday, where she will meet with South African President Jacob […]

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Michelle Obama Traveling to Africa

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is traveling to South Africa as part of a five-day trip focusing on youth leadership, education, health and wellness. The wife of U.S. President Barack Obama is set to arrive Monday in Pretoria, where she will meet with South African President Jacob Zuma. She is also scheduled to travel to […]

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