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Palestinian President Vows to Press for UN Recognition

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to press ahead for U.N. membership for a Palestinian state by submitting an application to the Security Council on Friday, a move the United States has promised to block. Mr. Abbas arrived at United Nations headquarters in New York Monday and outlined his plan to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The […]

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World Leaders Arrive For UN General Assembly in New York

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 11:18 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are arriving in New York City for the annual United Nations General Assembly, where the Palestinians’ bid for full membership is expected to dominate the conversation. More than 100 heads of state and government will gather for this week’s high-level meetings, which will focus on issues like nutrition and non-communicable diseases, desertification, nuclear […]

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Legendary Vietnamese General Turns 100

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vo Nguyen Giap, the ex-Vietnamese general who defeated the superior military forces of both France and the United States, turned 100 years old Thursday. Giap marked the personal milestone at an army hospital in Hanoi, where he has been living for the past several months. His former secretary, Colonel Nguyen Huyen, said the general remains […]

General Motors Nearly Doubles Profit in 2nd Quarter

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, says it nearly doubled its profits in the April-to-June period compared to a year ago. The automaker, which could supplant Japan’s Toyota Motor as the world leader this year, reported Thursday that it earned more than $2.5 billion in the second quarter compared to more than $1.3 billion in […]

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High-Ranking North Korean Military Officer Dies

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official media reported Monday that one of the country’s senior military generals has died. The Korean Central News Agency said Vice Marshal Ri Jong San, who also was a member of North Korea’s parliament , died of an unspecified long illness Saturday. He was 87 years old. KCNA said North Korean leader Kim […]

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