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New Hamphire Next State to Hold Nominating Contest

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Following the Iowa caucuses, the focus of the U.S. presidential campaign will shift to the next state to hold its nominating contest, the northeastern state of New Hampshire. Polls show that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead among Republicans in the January 10 contest, with more than 40 percent support, averaging 22 […]

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New Hamphire Next State to Hold Nominating Contest

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Following the Iowa caucuses, the focus of the U.S. presidential campaign will shift to the next state to hold its nominating contest, the northeastern state of New Hampshire. Polls show that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead among Republicans in the January 10 contest, with more than 40 percent support, averaging 22 […]

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Revelers Across Globe Ring in New Year

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Glittering fireworks lit the night skies from Sydney to New York and capitals across the globe, as tens of millions of revelers welcomed 2012 with star-studded celebrations, prayer, and hopes for a better future. Skies erupted over Moscow’s Red Square, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Rome. At the Vatican, Pope Benedict urged […]

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World Rings in New Year

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The new year has been welcomed with fireworks across the globe. London, the host of the 2012 Olympics, kicked off its fireworks display with a recording of the moment the British capital learned it would host the Games. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the River Thames to watch the fireworks extravaganza. Berlin hosted another […]

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Asia Pacific Welcomes New Year

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian countries were among the first to welcome the New Year with fireworks, laser lights, street parties and outdoor performances. Sydney, Australia, and Hong Kong set the standard with glittering extravaganzas in their harbors. Chinese main cities Beijing and Shanghai hosted lavish light shows in their central squares. Chinese President Hu Jintao in his […]

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European Leaders Express Somber New Year Messages

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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European leaders delivered somber New Year’s messages to their citizens Saturday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned that France’s future will hang in the balance in 2012. He acknowledged that many people are starting the new year worried about the future of their children and that emerging from the crisis will remain a challenge for the […]

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Gambian Elected As ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has been elected as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The former Gambian justice minister was elected Monday at a meeting of ICC member states at the United Nations. The 50-year-old Bensouda has served as the ICC’s deputy prosecutor since 2004. She takes over as chief prosecutor in […]

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Gambian Elected As ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has been elected as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The former Gambian justice minister, was elected Monday at a meeting of ICC member states at the United Nations. The 50-year-old Bensouda has served as the ICC’s deputy prosecutor since 2004. She takes over as chief prosecutor in […]

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New Zealand Ruling Party Wins Election, Falls Short of Majority

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand opposition leader Phil Goff conceded defeat in national elections Saturday to Prime Minister John Key’s center-right National Party. With all polling places counted, preliminary results show the Nationals won 48 percent of the votes, falling short of an absolute majority. That means Mr. Key will form a coalition government with the support of […]

New Zealand Government Expects Majority Election Win

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealanders voted Saturday in a national election that could see Prime Minister John Key winning an outright majority in parliament. Mr. Key’s National Party has held power for the past three years, with the support of three minor parties, after ousting a center-left Labor Party-led coalition government in 2008. Opinion polls put National as […]

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