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Obama Visits US Troops at DMZ

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama visited American troops guarding the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas Sunday and told them they are a long line of soldiers who have enabled South Korea to prosper. Mr. Obama told about 50 American soldiers that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak had once confided that he was able to rise […]

Obama Arrives in South Korea for Nuclear Summit

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is in South Korea for the Nuclear Security Summit which starts Monday. Mr. Obama landed at a U.S. air base south of Seoul early Sunday local time and is expected to meet with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak later in the day. North Korea’s announced plan to launch what it calls […]

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Obama Heading to South Korea for Nuclear Summit

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to leave Friday at midnight for the South Korean capital, Seoul, where he is attending a high-profile nuclear summit next week. More than 50 world leaders are gathering for the Nuclear Security Summit, including Chinese President Hu Jintao. The White House says Mr. Obama will hold bilateral meetings with […]

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S. Korea Summit to Target Nuclear Safety

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says an upcoming nuclear security summit will focus in large part on atomic safety and security in the aftermath of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster. U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Hu Jintao and the leaders of more than 50 other countries and multi-national organizations are expected at the March 26-27 summit — the […]

ECOWAS Supports Mali Against Taureg Rebels

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has voiced support for Mali’s government, which is battling Taureg rebels in the country’s north. In a communique Friday, ECOWAS condemned the rebellion, said it supported Mali’s efforts to “defend its territorial integrity,” and called for peace talks. ECOWAS also pledged $3 million for humanitarian assistance to […]

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ECOWAS Supports Mali Against Taureg Rebels

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has voiced support for Mali’s government, which is battling Taureg rebels in the country’s north. In a communique Friday, ECOWAS condemned the rebellion, said it supported Mali’s efforts to “defend its territorial integrity,” and called for peace talks. ECOWAS also pledged $3 million for humanitarian assistance to […]

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AU Extends Ping Mandate After Election Deadlock

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union has extended the mandate of its top official, Jean Ping, after an election for the post ended in deadlock. Ping, the incumbent chairman of the AU Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, did not win enough votes to defeat a challenge by a South African official in four rounds of voting by AU […]

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AU Leaders Fail to Choose Top Official

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An African Union summit on Monday failed in its efforts to elect the head of the organization’s important commission, the union’s executive arm and public face. The contest was between the incumbent, Jean Ping of Gabon, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa’s former foreign minister and the ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma. Both candidates […]

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AU Leaders Fail to Choose Top Official

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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African Union leaders failed to elect a new chairman of the AU Commission Monday at the African summit in Addis Ababa. The election in the Ethiopian capital set the incumbent chairman, Jean Ping of Gabon, against South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. There was a deadlock after three rounds of voting, with neither candidate […]

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AU Leaders Fail to Choose Top Official

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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African Union leaders have failed to agree on a new head for the bloc’s main decision-making body, after neither of the two candidates earned enough votes on the final day of a two-day summit. The election Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia set incumbent AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping of Gabon against South African Home Affairs […]

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