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Ex-Israeli PM Fined, Escapes Jail Time in Corruption Case

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will have to pay a fine but will not have to serve time in jail for his role in a corruption scandal. A court issued the sentence Monday, ordering Olmert to pay about $18,000 for helping to steer government contracts to a former colleague while he was trade and […]

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Romney Tries to Regain Momentum in Presidential Race

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will begin a new campaign offensive Monday as he seeks to regain momentum against President Barack Obama. Mr. Romney will hold a rally in the city of Pueblo, Colorado before traveling to the key midwestern state of Ohio Tuesday for the start of a three-day bus tour. That will […]

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Obama, Romney Campaign in Battleground States

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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As the race for the White House continues, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are campaigning in key battleground states Friday. President Obama is holding a rally in the eastern state of Virginia, while Mr. Romney has a campaign event in the western state of Nevada. Public opinion polls show Mr. […]

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Ex-Police Chief in China Scandal to Receive Verdict Monday

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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China will announce a judgement on Monday in the case against an ex-police chief who set off a political scandal that riled the Communist Party and brought down top politician Bo Xilai. Court officials in the central city of Chengdu on Friday announced the verdict date for Wang Lijun, who was tried earlier this week […]

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Obama, Romney Campaigns Each Focus on Rival Candidate’s Past Statements

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is increasing his differences with President Barack Obama about the role of government, as he tries to recover from a videotape that showed him calling most of the voters who side with Mr. Obama as believing they are entitled to taxpayer-funded benefits. In an opinion piece published Wednesday in […]

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Obama, Romney Campaigns Each Focus on Rival Candidate’s Past Statements

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The campaigns of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney traded political jabs on Wednesday, each focusing on past statements made by the opposing candidate. Mr. Romney’s campaign focused on recorded comments made by then-Senator Obama in 1998. In the recording, Mr. Obama appears to voice support for a government role in redistributing […]

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Following Mysterious Absence, China’s Xi Appears Healthy, Relaxed

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared fit and healthy while meeting with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday, leaving few clues about his recent two-week absence from public life. The smiling Chinese vice president energetically shook hands with Panetta and posed for photographs in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in what […]

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Obama Criticizes Romney Over Views of ’47 Percent’ of Voters

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says whoever occupies the White House represents the entire country — a rebuttal of his Republican challenger’s recent characterization that nearly half of U.S. voters are “victims” dependent on the government. Appearing on television’s popular “Late Show with David Letterman” Tuesday, President Obama made his first public response to a secretly […]

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Romney’s Campaign Tries to Get On Track After Video Remarks

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought to get his campaign back on track Tuesday after his remarks from a secretly recorded video caused a furor among supporters of President Barack Obama. Mr. Romney is heard on the video saying that 47 percent of American voters who support Mr. Obama pay no taxes, but believe […]

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White House Criticizes Romney Remarks in Secretly Recorded Video

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has criticized comments made by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a secretly recorded video, in which he denigrated President Barack Obama’s supporters. The video, released Monday by the liberal magazine Mother Jones, shows Mr. Romney dismissing the president’s supporters as Americans who believe they are “victims” entitled to be supported […]

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