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Obama, Romney Get Ready for First Debate

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tuesday is the last full day the U.S. presidential candidates have to prepare for their first debate, which could be a crucial moment for Republican Mitt Romney. The latest polls give President Barack Obama a significant lead over Mr. Romney in many of the so-called swing states that may decide the election. An impressive performance […]

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US Broadcaster to Cease Some Moscow Radio Service

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-funded media outlet Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says it will stop medium-wave radio broadcasting while continuing its online service later this year, to comply with a new Russian law. Senior official Julia Ragona ((Vice President of Content, Distribution, and Marketing) said Saturday that the organization is making the change November 10, when a new Russian […]

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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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West Condemns Killing of US Ambassador, Arab Leaders Condemn Film

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Many world leaders are condemning the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, but some in the Arab world are reserving their criticism for the film that appeared to provoke the violence. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said there is no justification for the attack and called the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens […]

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West Condemns Killing of US Ambassador, Arab Leaders Condemn Film

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Many world leaders are condemning the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, but some in the Arab world are reserving their criticism for the film that appeared to provoke the violence. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said there is no justification for the attack. He called the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens […]

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Americans Observe September 11 Anniversary

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans around the world are marking the 11th anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania to honor more than 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks. U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the September 11 victims would be remembered “no matter how many years pass.” Mr. Obama addressed an […]

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International Pressure Intensifies to Hold Syria Cease-fire

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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International pressure was intensifying Thursday on Syria to maintain a fragile truce with its opponents, as Russia and China said they will support deploying an observer mission to Syria to monitor the cease-fire that went into effect early Thursday. From the United Nations, VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports the truce was holding, despite scattered violence. Russian […]

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