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S&P Sees No Immediate Danger of Downgrading Asian Economies

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s assured global investors Monday that its historic downgrade of the U.S. credit rating would have no immediate impact on Asia-Pacific sovereign ratings, but could have a negative impact in the long run. S&P lowered its rating for U.S. government debt on Friday to AA+ from AAA . In a […]

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Belgian Lawmaker Says Received Email From Norwegian Killer

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Belgian nationalist lawmaker says he received an email from the alleged Norwegian perpetrator of last week’s massacre in Norway shortly before the attacks. Tanguy Veys of Belgium’s anti-immigration Vlaams Belang party said Wednesday confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik emailed a manifesto to him and about 1,000 other people last Friday. Veys says he received […]

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Russia Celebrates Iconic Cathedral’s 450th Anniversary

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is celebrating the 450th anniversary of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, located in Moscow’s Red Square. The church is known for its nine colorful onion-shaped domes. The observance, which is to last four months, began Tuesday with the opening of an exhibition honoring its the saint. Constructed on the orders of Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible […]

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Obama Offers Advise to Dads on Fatherhood

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama is celebrating Father’s Day weekend in the United States with a reminder for dads that children want their time and unconditional love above all else. In his weekly address to the nation Saturday, Mr. Obama said growing up without a father encouraged him to work hard at doing his best to raise […]

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Obama Offers Advise to Dads on Fatherhood

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is celebrating Father’s Day weekend in the U.S. with a reminder for dads that children want their time and unconditional love above all else. In his weekly address Saturday, Mr. Obama said growing up without a father has encouraged him to work extra hard in doing his best to raise his […]

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