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South Korea Analyzing North’s Rocket Debris

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says its navy has retrieved debris from the North’s rocket launch earlier this week and will analyze it to learn more about Pyongyang’s missile capability. Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok says a navy ship carrying what appeared to be a fuel tank arrived Friday at a military base in Pyeongtaek. The tank was […]

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Rice Withdraws From Consideration For Secretary of State

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has asked President Barack Obama to withdraw her name from consideration to replace outgoing Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday saying that he accepts her decision. He said Rice will continue to serve as U.N. envoy and as a key […]

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Obama, Boehner Meet at White House on Fiscal Cliff

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday with the fiscal cliff deadline hanging ominously over the economy. Both the White House and the Republican-led Congress have rejected each other’s offers and counteroffers. All sides must agree on a package of budget […]

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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket, Claims Satellite in Orbit

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it has succeeded in launching a long-range rocket and placing a satellite into orbit, provoking stern condemnations from governments across the globe. The official Korean Central News Agency reported the news early Wednesday and it was later announced triumphantly by an anchor on North Korean state television. “The second version of satellite […]

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US Condemns ‘Highly Provocative’ N.Korean Rocket Launch

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is joining the international community in condemning what it calls a “highly provocative” long-range rocket launch by North Korea. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor said in a statement that the launch threatens regional security and is in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from ballistic missile technology. […]

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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A defiant North Korea has launched a long range rocket, and says it has successfully placed a satellite in orbit. South Korean defense officials say the rocket was fired from a west coast launch site at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday local time. Japanese authorities said the missile overflew Okinawa about 12 minutes after liftoff, and said […]

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Suicide Bombers Launch Deadly Attack on Pakistani Police

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwest, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Authorities say the militants attacked the station using grenades and rockets, sparking an hour-long gunbattle with police. Three of the attackers were killed, but officials […]

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Killer Storm Threatens Philippines a Second Time

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Weather forecasters say a typhoon that swept through the southern Philippines last week, killing hundreds of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, has made landfall again, this time in the north. The Philippine state weather service said Sunday that former Typhoon Bopha has weakened to a tropical depression and has brushed across the northern […]

Hamas Leader Vows Never to Recognize Israel

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has vowed never to cede any territory to Israel or to recognize the Jewish state, in a speech in Gaza marking the 25th anniversary of the Palestinian militant group. Speaking to more than 100,000 people in Gaza City, Meshaal said Palestine belongs to the Palestinian people, from the Mediterranean Sea to […]

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Egyptian Islamist Parties Reject Referendum Delay

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition including the Muslim Brotherhood and other Egyptian Islamist parties have rejected opposition demands to delay a December 15 referendum on a controversial draft constitution. A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat al-Shater, said Saturday the referendum must proceed on the scheduled date without modification or delay. The announcement comes as the political […]

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