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Libya Tops Agenda At African Union Summit

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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African leaders have opened a summit in Equatorial Guinea expected to focus mainly on the conflict in Libya. A panel of five African presidents is working on a plan for ending the crisis that they will present to the summit for approval. The proposal includes a call for a cease-fire in Libya and a transition […]

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Greek Crisis Overshadows EU Summit

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders meet Thursday and Friday in Brussels for a summit that will largely focus on Greece’s financial meltdown. The leaders are expected to discuss ways to help Greece avoid debt default and regain financial stability. EU leaders are looking for economic reform from Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s government, which won a crucial […]

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SCO Summit Slams US, NATO Missile Defense Plans

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Wednesday ended their regional summit in the Kazakh capital, Astana, by criticizing U.S. plans for a missile shield, saying it could damage strategic stability and global security. The regional security and economic bloc, grouping Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, adopted a declaration condemning any unilateral […]

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Ahmadinejad Urges Central Asia to End Domination of ‘Enslavers and Colonisers’

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has urged Central Asian nations to create a new world order that ends the domination of what he called the “enslavers and colonizers of the past” — a reference to Western powers. Mr. Ahmadinejad was speaking Wednesday at the opening of a regional summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the […]

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Shanghai Cooperation Summit Opens in Kazakhstan

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Central and South Asian leaders sat down Wednesday for security talks with their Russian and Chinese counterparts at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kazakhstan. The leaders were expected to discuss expanding the core six-member group for the first time since it was founded 10 years ago. India, Pakistan and Iran all […]

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African Leaders Guide Zimbabwe Toward Elections

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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African leaders are meeting in Zimbabwe Saturday to lay out a roadmap for the country’s presidential elections. Members of the Southern African Development Community want to delay elections until a new constitution is adopted. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his majority ZANU-PF party insist elections be held this year. Mr. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe […]

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