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Obama to Nominate John Kerry as Secretary of State – Reports

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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News reports say President Barack Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry to be the next U.S. secretary of state. Mr. Obama is expected to announce the selection later Friday. Hillary Clinton has served as the top U.S. diplomat since January 2009, when Mr. Obama took office, but she has said she will astep down early […]

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Obama is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Time magazine has named U.S. President Barack Obama its “Person of the Year.” The magazine says the president’s historic reelection was symbolic of the country’s changing demographics. It also called him the “symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America.” This is Mr. Obama’s second time receiving the accolade; Obama, a Democrat […]

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US Pledges More Aid To Horn of Africa

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States will give $58 million in aid to countries in the Horn of Africa. In a statement Monday, Clinton said the humanitarian situation in the region is fragile, with more than 9 million people in need of assistance because of conflict, flooding, drought and economic problems. […]

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Nigeria Military Frees Tanker Hijacked Off Coast

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s navy has freed an oil tanker and 23 crew members that were seized by pirates near Lagos. The navy said it recaptured the Singapore-flagged ship Abu Dhabi Star on Wednesday, less than a day after it was hijacked. Officials say the pirates fled the vessel and all crew members on board – 23 Indian […]

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Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Off Nigeria Coast

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pirates have seized an oil tanker and its crew near the coast of Nigeria, the third hijacking in the Gulf of Guinea in two weeks. Nigerian naval officials say pirates seized the Singapore-flagged ship Abu Dhabi Star near the Lagos port. There are conflicting reports about whether the vessel was in Nigerian waters when pirates […]

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Pirated Tanker Found off Nigeria Coast, 24-Member Crew Reported Safe

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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An oil tanker hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea has been spotted off the coast of Nigeria and the 24 Russian crew members on board are believed to be safe. The vessel’s Greek-based operator, Golden Energy Management, said Wednesday that pirates still have control of the tanker. The hijackers seized the Greek-owned Energy Centurion off […]

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Republic of Congo Holds Parliamentary Poll

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo are electing a new parliament on Sunday. The ruling party of longtime President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and its allies are expected to hang on to their majority. More than two million people are eligible to vote in the oil-rich central Africa country. They will be electing nearly 140 members […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The annual Independence Day celebration across the United States was capped off Wednesday with the traditional nighttime fireworks displays in many cities. In Washington, D.C., a large crowd gathered at the U.S. Capitol for a patriotic concert watched as fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument, while New Yorkers were treated to a […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nightfall is approaching in much of the United States, as millions of people anticipate traditional Independence Day fireworks displays. Hundreds of thousands are braving record heat in Washington for the annual July 4th concert and fireworks — and keeping an anxious eye on the sky. Weather forecasters predict a chance of strong thunderstorms after dark. […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has marked the nation’s Independence Day by welcoming 25 active duty U.S. service members as new American citizens. Mr. Obama said in a speech at the White House Wednesday that “immigration makes America stronger” and “positions America to lead in the 21st century.” The 25 who took the oath of allegiance […]

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