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Obama: Drug Violence in Mexico Could Hurt Relations with US

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says drug-related violence in Mexico could have what he calls a “deteriorating effect” on U.S.-Mexican relations. Mr. Obama spoke Monday after a White House summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mexico’s war against drug gangs fighting for turf near the U.S. border was a major […]

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Economy, Security Lead North American Summit Agenda

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the White House Monday for a North American summit that focused on the economy and regional security. In a press conference with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts, Mr. Obama said the United States has accelerated its cooperation with […]

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Economy, Security Lead North American Summit Agenda

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting the leaders of Canada and Mexico for a summit in Washington focusing on economic growth, security and climate change. The White House says Monday’s North American Leaders’ Summit is a chance for the three countries to expand their cooperation in those areas. Mr. Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and […]

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North Korea Says US Breaking Nuclear Deal over Rocket

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea said Saturday the U.S. suspension of food aid is an over-reaction to Pyongyang’s planned rocket launch. North Korea announced in February it would temporarily suspend nuclear tests, long-range ballistic missile launches and nuclear activities. In return, Washington, pledged to provide the North with 240,000 metric tons of nutritional assistance. Washington considers the planned […]

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Official: US Will Suspend Food Aid to North Korea

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. Defense Department official says Washington has decided to suspend food aid to North Korea, in part because of its plans to carry out a provocative missile launch next month. Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Peter Lavoy told a congressional hearing Wednesday that such a launch would reflect Pyongyang’s desire to ignore its […]

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North Korea to Hold First Parliament Session Under New Leader

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea announced Saturday it will hold an annual parliamentary session next month around the time of a planned rocket launch that has sparked widespread condemnation. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the Supreme People’s Assembly would convene on April 13. Analysts say the parliament will likely promote the country’s leader, Kim Jong […]

U.S. Suspending Military Recovery Efforts in North Korea

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is suspending efforts to recover the remains of its service members in North Korea. This follows Pyongyang’s announcement last Friday it plans to go against international agreements and launch a rocket. The U.S. project was designed to bring home remains left in North Korea after the Korean military conflict that […]

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North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Moratorium, IAEA Inspections

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear weapons tests, long-range ballistic missile launches and other nuclear activities, including uranium enrichment. U.S. and North Korean officials simultaneously announced the breakthrough Wednesday. It came after talks last week in Beijing between U.S. and North Korean officials, just two months after the death of North Korea’s supreme leader, […]

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North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Moratorium, IAEA Inspections

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea on Wednesday agreed to temporarily suspend nuclear tests, long-range ballistic missile launches and other nuclear activities, including uranium enrichment. The breakthrough, announced simultaneously by the United States and North Korean officials, followed talks in Beijing and came two months after the death of North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Il. In Washington, the […]

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North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Moratorium, IAEA Inspections

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea on Wednesday agreed to temporarily suspend nuclear tests, long-range ballistic missile launches and other nuclear activities, including uranium enrichment. The breakthrough, announced simultaneously by the United States and North Korean officials, followed talks in Beijing and came two months after the death of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Il. In Washington, the […]

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