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Greek Parliament Passes More Deep Spending Cuts, Thousands Protest

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s parliament has passed another package of deep spending cuts and tax increases, plans that sent tens of thousands of Greeks protesting in the streets of Athens. The lawmakers approved the measure just after midnight local time Thursday. It will increase some taxes and slash spending by another $17 billion, including government benefits and pensions. […]

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Voters Head to the Polls in 2012 US Presidential Election

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters across the U.S. are heading to the polls Tuesday, to decide whether to re-elect President Barack Obama or pick a new American leader for the next four years, Republican challenger Mitt Romney. There were long lines of voters at polling places throughout the country, with some sporadic problems reported. Both candidates have dispatched legions […]

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Obama, Romney Race to Close Election Finish

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are crisscrossing America two days before the election, with campaign stops in several key states where they are virtually tied. At his first event Sunday, President Obama visited voters in New Hampshire and said that after four years as president, he still represents true change in […]

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Syrian Opposition in Key Qatar Meeting to Unify Ranks

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria’s fractured opposition factions began key talks aimed at forming a united front to gain international recognition and bolster their chances to oust President Bashar al-Assad. The first four days of meetings in the Qatari capital, Doha, are focused on transforming the Syrian National Council, the largest opposition group outside Syria, into a representative government-in-exile. […]

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Romney: Higher Unemployment Shows US Economy at ‘Virtual Standstill’

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is using the one-tenth-of-a-point increase in the nation’s unemployment rate to criticize his rival, President Barack Obama, as the candidates move into the closing days before Tuesday’s election. The former Massachusetts governor called the 7.9 percent October jobless rate “a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual […]

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US Presidential Race Back at Full Speed After Superstorm

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is back to campaigning for reelection after spending most of the week heading Washington’s response to Superstorm Sandy. The incumbent Democrat was in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado Thursday — three so-called “battleground states” that could determine whether he or Republican Mitt Romney wins next Tuesday’s presidential election. Mr. Romney was in […]

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Clinton: US Optimistic About Croatia’s Future

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Croatia’s leaders Wednesday that their country has great potential and that the United States is optimistic about its future in the European Union. Croatia is set to join the 27-nation bloc in July of next year. It is already a member of NATO. Clinton is visiting Croatia’s capital, […]

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Apparent Afghan Insider Attack Kills 2 British Troops

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A man wearing an Afghan police uniform has shot and killed two British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, in the latest apparent “insider” attack. The British Defense Ministry said the attack took place Tuesday at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province. The ministry said the “loss of these soldiers is a huge blow […]

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Sandy Strengthens, Threatens 50 Million People on US East Coast

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Sandy has strengthened as it approaches the U.S. East Coast, putting 50 million people in the path of torrential rain, high winds and dangerous tidal surges from one of the largest storms to hit the region in years. Major U.S. cities from Washington to New York came to a standstill Monday, with public transit […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 40 in Afghan Mosque

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Afghanistan say a suicide bomb attack on a mosque has killed at least 40 people, in one of the deadliest such attacks in recent months. Authorities say the bomber struck the mosque in Maymana, the capital of Faryab province, on Friday, at the start of the three-day Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. […]

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