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World Reacts to US School Shooting

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The shooting rampage at a U.S. elementary school Friday in Newtown, Connecticut that left 28 people dead, including 20 young children, has prompted reactions of shock and sympathy from around the world. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard described the attack as an “incomprehensible act of evil.” She said that like U.S. President Barack Obama and […]

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US Condemns ‘Highly Provocative’ N.Korean Rocket Launch

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is joining the international community in condemning what it calls a “highly provocative” long-range rocket launch by North Korea. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor said in a statement that the launch threatens regional security and is in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from ballistic missile technology. […]

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US Condemns ‘Highly Provocative’ N.Korean Rocket Launch

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is joining the international community in condemning what it calls a “highly provocative” long-range rocket launch by North Korea. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor said in a statement that the launch threatens regional security and is in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from ballistic missile technology. […]

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US Condemns ‘Highly Provocative’ N.Korean Rocket Launch

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is joining the international community in condemning what it calls a “highly provocative” long-range rocket launch by North Korea. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor said in a statement that the launch threatens regional security and is in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from ballistic missile technology. […]

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US Condemns ‘Highly Provocative’ N.Korean Rocket Launch

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is joining the international community in condemning what it calls a “highly provocative” long-range rocket launch by North Korea. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor said in a statement that the launch threatens regional security and is in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from ballistic missile technology. […]

China Hopes Obama’s Burma Visit is Beneficial

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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China said on Monday that it hopes U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Burma will encourage “peace, stability and development” in East Asia. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the visit was a bilateral affair between the U.S. and Burma, but China hopes that the historic event would benefit the region as a whole. Mr. […]

Burma’s Latest Amnesty Not Good Enough, Say Activists

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Activists and rights groups are responding cautiously to Burma’s latest release of political prisoners, saying hundreds more are still being held despite the government’s promise to release them. The Burmese government said this week that 514 prisoners would be released as part of a general amnesty. Activists estimate that around 90 of those pardoned are […]

US, EU Condemn Russian Sentence for Punk Band

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States, European governments and human rights activists have condemned the two-year prison sentence given to members of a Russian punk rock band. A Russian judge handed down the sentence for three members of the band Pussy Riot who performed a song ridiculing President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral. The U.S. State Department […]

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Some Rights Groups Skeptical About US Easing of Burma Sanctions

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Some rights groups are reacting with skepticism to the United States’ decision to formally lift economic sanctions against Burma. On Wednesday, Washington announced it was allowing U.S. companies to invest in the Southeast Asian nation for the first time in 15 years, in response to economic and political reforms underway there. The move does not […]

US Welcomes Taylor War Crimes Conviction

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has welcomed the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor by the Special Court for Sierra Leone on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the State Department, noted that the court in the Netherlands found Taylor criminally responsible for aiding and abetting the commission of […]

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