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Obama, Congressional Leaders Meet Sunday on Debt Reduction

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama will host congressional leaders at the White House Sunday for a pivotal debt reduction summit. The White House released a statement late Saturday saying if Republicans and Democrats fail to meet the fiscal challenge they will confirm the cynicism people have about politics in Washington. The Speaker of the U.S. House of […]

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Boehner to Seek Smaller Debt Reduction Deal

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner says he is abandoning efforts to reach a larger, comprehensive debt reduction deal with the White House. Boehner said Saturday he had reached the conclusion because the “White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes.” Both parties had sought to reach […]

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Boehner to Seek Smaller Debt Reduction Deal

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner says he is abandoning efforts to reach a larger, comprehensive debt reduction deal with the White House. Boehner said in a statement Saturday he had reached the conclusion because the “White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes.” Both parties had […]

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Boehner to Seek Smaller Deby Reduction Deal

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, says he is abandoning efforts to reach a larger, comprehensive debt reduction deal with the White House. In a statement late Saturday, Boehner said he had reached the compromise because the “White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax […]

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China Stakes Out China Sea Position For US Talks

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese official has warned the United States to stay out of the regional dispute over the South China Sea. Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai told foreign journalists in Beijing Wednesday that because the U.S. is not one of the states claiming territory in the South China Sea, it should “counsel restraint to those […]

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China Stakes Out China Sea Position For US Talks

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese official says he will deny Chinese responsibility for disputes in the South China Sea if the issue comes up during talks with the United States this week. Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said the issue is not on the agenda for his talks on Saturday in Hawaii with U.S. Assistant Secretary of […]

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Agreement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south is to gain its independence. The accord was signed Monday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, following days of tough negotiations led by former South African president […]

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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south becomes independent. Officials signed the deal Monday in Ethiopia after days of sometimes painful negotiations led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. It calls for the […]

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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south is to gain its independence. The accord was signed Monday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, following days or tortured negotiations led by former South African President […]

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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The two sides in the dispute over Sudan’s Abyei region have signed an agreement after several days of negotiations in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Their accord calls for the oil-rich region to be demilitarized and for Ethiopian peacekeepers to be deployed there. The north and south negotiators also agreed to establish a council to […]

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