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US Republican Leaders Looking for New Debt Plan

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are meeting Friday to once again revise their plan to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and cut government spending, just four days before the government faces a possible default on its financial obligations. Republican leaders were forced to delay on a vote Thursday night on a plan crafted […]

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US Congressional Vote on Debt Issue Postponed

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives will attempt to hold a vote Fridy on their plan to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and cut spending after they were forced to postpone the vote due to opposition in their party. The Republican-led House was scheduled to vote Thursday on a plan crafted by Speaker […]

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South Korean Envoy Cautious About Nuclear Talks

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S and North Korean diplomats are due to hold a second day of talks in New York Friday. After the first session Thursday, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, the head of a North Korean delegation, said the two sides exchanged views on general issues and called the atmosphere good. Special envoy Stephen Bosworth is […]

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US Congressional Vote on Debt Issue Postponed

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives announced late Thursday night that they will not hold a vote on a Republican plan to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and cut spending. The vote was scheduled to be held earlier Thursday, but news outlets said the vote was delayed because Republican leaders are seeking more support […]

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US Congressional Vote on Debt Issue Delayed

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A vote in the House of Representatives on a Republican plan to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and cut spending has been postponed. U.S. media, quoting congressional sources, say the vote was delayed because Republican leaders are seeking more congressional support to pass a plan put forth by House Speaker John Boehner. It is not […]

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N. Korea Diplomat: 1st Day of Talks with US ‘Constructive’

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A top North Korean diplomat is calling the first day of new talks with the United States “constructive and interesting.” Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, the head of a North Korean delegation, said the two sides exchanged views Thursday on general issues and called the atmosphere good. Special envoy Stephen Bosworth is leading the […]

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US Congressional Vote on Debt Issue Delayed

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. congressional sources say a vote in the House of Representatives on a Republican plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending has been postponed. U.S. media quoting the sources say the vote has been delayed because Republican leaders are seeking more congressional support to pass a plan put forth by House Speaker John […]

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US Congress Set to Vote On Debt Issue

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is to vote late Thursday on a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. Boehner’s plan calls for raising the country’s $14.3 trillion borrowing limit, in exchange for billions of dollars in spending cuts. Before the vote, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer […]

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US Congress Set to Vote On Debt Issue

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is to vote Thursday on a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. Boehner’s plan calls for raising the country’s $14.3 trillion borrowing limit, in exchange for billions of dollars in spending cuts. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on his […]

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US-North Korea Talks Begin in New York

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A top North Korean diplomat described the first session of talks with U.S. officials Thursday as “constructive and interesting.” Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, the head of a North Korean delegation, spoke briefly as he headed to lunch after a morning meeting at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Special envoy Stephen Bosworth […]

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