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US Expresses Concern about Malawi Power Transfer

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it wants to see a transfer of power in Malawi, following the death of the country’s president. Malawi officials say President Bingu wa Mutharika died of a heart attack. The U.S. State Department said Friday that Washington expects Malawi to observe its constitution, which lays out a clear path for succession. […]

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U.S. Expresses Concern about Malawi Power Transfer

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it wants to see a transfer of power in Malawi, following the apparent death of the country’s president. Malawi’s government has not confirmed the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika, who is reported to have died of a heart attack Thursday. The U.S. State Department said Friday that Washington expects Malawi […]

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‘Backyard’ Theme for White House Dinner

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Wednesday night’s official White House dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron will feature an American theme – the “backyard.” The dinner – the fourth the United States has hosted for a British prime minister – is being held in a tent on the White House grounds. The White House says the decor takes its […]

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Rights Group Accuses Syria of Torturing Children

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based rights group says it has evidence that Syrian forces have captured children as young as age 13 and tortured them during questioning. Human Rights Watch said Friday in a report that it has documented 12 cases of children being tortured in detention centers. It said many more children may have been treated the […]

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President, Arizona Governor Clash Over Memoir

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Internet is buzzing over photos of an intense discussion between U.S. President Barack Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer over what the governor said was something she wrote in a recent memoir. A pool report said the two officials traded words, out of earshot, when the governor greeted the president at a Phoenix airport […]

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President, Arizona Governor Clash Over Memoir

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer were seen in a spirited discussion Wednesday over what the governor said was something she had written in a recent memoir. A pool report said the two officials traded words, out of earshot, when the government met the president at a Phoenix airport Wednesday during a […]

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Wounded Congresswoman Gets Standing Ovation at Obama Speech

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a shooting incident in her home state of Arizona last year, got a standing ovation when she entered the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The 41-year-old Democratic congresswoman is set to step down from […]

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Delegate Rule Change Spurs Speculation about Republican Nomination Process

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Political analysts are watching to see if a new Republican Party rule regarding the distribution of party delegates will affect the outcome of the nomination process in the 2012 presidential election. Each state has a certain number of delegates to send to the Republican Party’s National Convention in August. Their votes will officially nominate the […]

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US Lawmakers Call for Review of Pakistan Relations

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Two influential U.S. lawmakers are calling for the United States to “fully review” its relationship with Pakistan, including reconsidering all security and economic aid. Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said in a statement Monday the U.S. has been, in their words, “incredibly patient” with Pakistan. But they said future relations with the country […]

Burmese Rebel Group Reported to Agree to Ceasefire

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the main ethnic rebel groups in Burma has reportedly agreed to a preliminary ceasefire with the government. Burmese exile websites said Friday that the Shan State Army is negotiating with the government on an agreement to stop the violence, begin political negotiations, and cooperate on fighting illegal drugs. The United States and other […]

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