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Spokesman: Ethiopia PM’s Death No Cause for Worry

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia’s communications minister says there is “no worry” about the country’s future after the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who ruled Ethiopia for more than 20 years. Minister Bereket Simon told VOA on Tuesday said the leadership is united and the government is “strong as ever.” And he rejected concerns about a power vacuum. […]

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Cameron Urges Security Council to Pass Tough Message on Syria Sanctions

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron is urging the United Nations Security Council to pass “clear and tough” messages on sanctions against Syria. The Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a Western-backed draft resolution that could impose sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Mr. Cameron appealed to countries that have resisted previous calls for sanctions […]

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Panetta: Syria Spinning Out of Control

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the situation in Syria is spinning out of control. Reacting to the growing violence and the bombing deaths of top Syrian officials, Panetta said the international community has to bring maximum pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to do the right thing and step down. European Union foreign policy chief […]

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Security Council Delays Vote on Syria Resolution

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has delayed a vote on a new resolution on Syria, after a bomb blast in Damascus killed top Syrian officials. The vote on the Western-backed resolution, which would impose sanctions on Syria, is now scheduled for Thursday. Wednesday, U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan requested a delay, saying he feels […]

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Annan Calls for Delay of Vote on Syria Resolution

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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International envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council to delay a vote on a new resolution on Syria scheduled for Wednesday, after a bomb blast in Damascus killed top Syrian officials. In Washington, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the bombing is evidence that the situation in Syria is “rapidly spinning out of […]

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Annan Calls for Delay of Vote on Syria Resolution

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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International envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council to delay a vote on a new resolution on Syria scheduled for Wednesday, after a bomb blast in Damascus killed top Syrian officials. In Washington, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the bombing is evidence that the situation in Syria is “rapidly spinning out of […]

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Annan Calls for Delay of Vote on Syria Resolution

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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International envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council to delay a vote on a new resolution on Syria scheduled for Wednesday, after a bomb blast killed at least three top Syrian officials in Damascus. Earlier in the day, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the bombing is evidence that the situation in Syria […]

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Panetta: Syria “Spinning Out of Control”

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the bombing in Damascus that killed several high-level officials on Wednesday is evidence that the situation in Syria is “rapidly spinning out of control.” Panetta called for the international community to bring “maximum pressure” on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. In Moscow, Russian defense minister Sergei Lavrov […]

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US Senators Frustrated With North Korea

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. senators have expressed alarm, displeasure and frustration with North Korea’s insistence on launching a missile last week. VOA spoke with several of them on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain said North Korea’s actions are part of an ongoing cycle of aggression and negotiation. He called on China — […]

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US, Obama ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Euro Woes

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says turmoil will continue to grip the world’s financial markets unless European leaders take decisive action. Mr. Obama issued the warning during a joint news conference Wednesday with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra. Mr. Obama said European leaders need to put in place a “concrete plan” to show financial […]

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