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Obama to Award Highest Civilian Honor to 13 Recipients

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set Tuesday to award a former Israeli president, a World War Two resistance fighter, a former U.S. astronaut, and several others the nation’s highest civilian honor — the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In a ceremony at the White House, the president will give the medal to 13 people deemed to […]

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Dylan, Glenn, Albright to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A folk song legend, a pioneering astronaut, and a former U.S. secretary of state are three of the 13 recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. The medal is the highest civilian honor, presented to those who have made lasting contributions to America’s national interest, world peace and culture. This year’s winners include Bob […]

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US Gives $120 Million More to Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is providing an additional $120 million in aid to the Horn of Africa, where a lack of rain is again threatening food supplies. This is the second time this month the United States has announced major humanitarian aid to the Horn, following a $50-million contribution April 5. The White House says the […]

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US Seeks Deeper Partnership with Americas

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, attending a two-day regional summit in Cartagena, Colombia, said Saturday Washington wants deeper economic relations in the western hemisphere, but that existing barriers hamper greater integration. More than 30 heads of state and government are taking part in the sixth Summit of the Americas hosted by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. […]

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Summit of the Americas Opens in Colombia

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the Americas opened a two-day regional summit Saturday in Cartagena, Colombia, with discussions expected to include disagreements over Cuba and the failing war on drug trafficking. More than 30 heads of state and government are taking part in the sixth Summit of the Americas, including U.S. President Barack Obama and host Colombian President […]

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Obama Promotes Deeper Economic Ties with Latin America

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is calling for more cooperation among the nations of the Western Hemisphere to assure economic growth and make certain that globalization benefits all levels of society. On a separate issue expected to come up at this weekend’s Summit of the Americas, a two-day meeting in Colombia of 33 heads of state […]

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Obama Promotes Deeper Economic Ties with Latin America

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is calling for more cooperation among the nations of the Western Hemisphere to assure economic growth and make certain that globalization benefits all levels of society. On a separate issue expected to come up at this weekend’s Summit of the Americas, a two-day meeting in Colombia of 34 heads of state […]

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US Gives New Aid to Horn After Poor Rains Predicted

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is directing new humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa, two days after a prediction of below-average rainfall in the region. The U.S. government said Thursday it will provide almost $50 million in additional aid to refugees and drought-affected communities in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. The three countries are still recovering from […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury Announces Resignation

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England, announced Friday he is stepping down at the end of this year. Archbishop Rowan Williams said on his website, he will begin a new position as Master of Magdalene College, in Cambridge, beginning in January. He has served as […]

Republic of Congo Buries 145 Killed in Blast

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republic of Congo has buried 145 people killed in a series of explosions at an arms depot in the capital, Brazzaville. President Dennis Sassou-Nguesso and his wife attended the funeral on Sunday, one week after the explosions ripped through the munitions facility near the Congo River. People laid wreaths of flowers near the coffins, […]

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