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16 Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Security officials in Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least 16 people in the restive northwest tribal region near the Afghan border. Authorities say drone-fired missiles hit three compounds Friday in North Waziristan, a known hub for Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants. The strikes come a day after Pakistan summoned a U.S. diplomat […]

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Guinea-Bissau’s Military Junta Dissolves Government

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s military junta has formally dissolved the government and says it will hand power back to civilians after a two-year transitional period. The deal reached Wednesday between the junta and several opposition parties includes the creation of a transitional council that will soon name an interim president and caretaker government. The plan was not signed […]

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Russia Detains Putin Critics; Clinton Denounces Electoral Fraud

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities continue to hold at least 250 opposition protesters one day after an unprecedented rally against alleged electoral fraud, as the top U.S. diplomat again criticized Moscow for parliamentary polls she said were neither free nor fair. Protest organizers say most of the demonstrators arrested in the capital, Moscow, remain in custody. They include […]

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Burma says Government to Meet with Aung San Suu Kyi Monday

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official says pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Monday with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The unidentified official, quoted in Burmese media, said the Nobel laureate will meet with Labor Minister Aung Kyi at a state guest house in Rangoon. Aung San Suu Kyi has not commented […]

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