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Iran Hosts Non-Aligned Summit Despite Sanctions

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Representatives of nearly 120 nations, including dozens of heads-of-state, will convene in Tehran next week for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Some leaders will attend the summit even as they help enforce the sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy. Analysts will be watching to see whether the meeting improves Iran’s position in global diplomacy. […]

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East Timor Holds National Elections Saturday

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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East Timorese go to the polls Saturday to choose members of parliament, following a relatively peaceful two-round presidential contest in March and April. The electoral process is expected to result in the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers in December. Twenty-one parties have fielded candidates for the 65-seat parliament. The two top parties are the National Congress […]

Obama Hosting Leaders for G-8, NATO Summits

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting world leaders for back-to-back summits where Afghanistan, Iran and world economies are expected to be discussed. U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon briefed reporters on the G-8 meeting taking place outside Washington Friday and Saturday, and the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday and Monday. He says the world […]

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Top US Senators Hope State of Union Delivers Economic Plan

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A day before U.S. President Barack Obama makes his annual State of the Union address, Senate leaders from both parties say they hope the president will outline his plan to grow the economy. Speaking on the Senate floor Monday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said he is looking for a fresh approach, and one […]

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US Republican Candidates Gather in Iowa for Debate, Test Vote

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidates are gathering for a televised debate in the central state of Iowa Thursday ahead of a “straw poll,” or test vote, that could help identify the frontrunners for next year’s party nomination. Eight candidates are expected to take part in the debate, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who is seen […]

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