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NATO Leaders Focus on Afghanistan Transition Plan

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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NATO leaders are focusing on Afghanistan on the second and final day of the alliance’s summit in Chicago, as they chart the path forward after a decade of war. The officials are expected to finalize plans Monday to transition to Afghan-led security by the middle of next year, before the withdrawal of most foreign forces […]

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Police Arrest Protesters Outside Chicago NATO Summit

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Chicago plan more demonstrations a day after clashing with authorities outside the NATO summit. Organizers from the Occupy Chicago movement are planning to demonstrate at the headquarters of aerospace giant Boeing. At least 45 protesters were arrested Sunday when thousands took to the streets protesting the war in Afghanistan, economic inequality, and other […]

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Police Arrest Protesters Outside Chicago NATO Summit

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Chicago have arrested at least 45 protesters after clashes with authorities outside the NATO summit. Thousands of anti-war protesters took part in the largely peaceful demonstrations Sunday. But late in the afternoon, some of the protesters tried to push through a line of police keeping them from the lakeside convention center where leaders […]

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NATO: Missile Defense Shield for Europe is Up and Running

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says its U.S.-led missile defense shield for Europe is up and running. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Sunday in Chicago that the system has entered “interim capability” – with missile interceptors on a U.S. warship in the Mediterranean and a radar system in Turkey. NATO is looking to have a defense network in […]

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Thousands March Against War in Chicago

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through the streets of Chicago Sunday, taking their discontent to world leaders assembled for a NATO summit. The Sunday protest was largely peaceful until the end, when some of the demonstrators tried to push through a line of police keeping them from the lakeside convention center where leaders and delegates […]

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Thousands March Against War in Chicago

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through the streets of Chicago Sunday, taking their discontent to world leaders assembled for a NATO summit. The demonstrators had little chance of being seen by the leaders and delegates from 50 countries meeting at a lakeside convention center. Sunday’s protest followed several smaller demonstrations over the previous two days. […]

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Pakistan, Afghan Presidents to Meet NATO Allies

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to attend the NATO summit in Chicago at the invitiaion of NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen who says Pakistan plays an important role in resolving the conflict in Afghanistan. Pakistan presidential spokesman Farhatullah Baber told VOA that Mr. Zardari will tell NATO that the war against terrror cannot be […]

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Obama, World Leaders End G8 Talks

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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“We agreed upon the importance of a strong and cohesive eurozone, and affirmed our interest in Greece staying in the eurozone while respecting its commitments. Of course, we also recognize the painful sacrifices that the Greek people are making at this difficult time, and I know that my European colleagues will carry forward these discussions […]

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G-8 Leaders Vow to Promote Economic Growth, Back Greece in Eurozone

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the G-8 highly industrialized countries say promoting growth and jobs is their “imperative” as they seek to reinvigorate their economies in the face of the European debt crisis. In a statement Saturday, the Group of Eight leaders also expressed their desire for Greece to remain in the eurozone and respect its commitments. The […]

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G-8 Leaders Vow to Promote Economic Growth, Back Greece in Eurozone

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the G-8 highly industrialized countries say promoting growth and jobs is their “imperative” as they seek to reinvigorate their economies in the face of the European debt crisis. In a statement Saturday, the Group of Eight leaders also expressed their desire for Greece to remain in the eurozone and respect its commitments. The […]

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