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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:10 am (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 Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Their accord calls for the oil-rich region to be demilitarized and for Ethiopian peacekeepers to be deployed there. Negotiators, led by former South African president Thabo Mbeki, became deadlocked on […]

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Renewed Hope Deadlock on Sudan’s Abyei May be Resolved

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A senior official involved in talks between Sudan’s north and south over the oil-rich Abyei region says a deadlock may soon be resolved. The official told VOA on Monday that progress had been made to break a stalemate during talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Negotiators became deadlocked on Sunday over the question of […]

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Week-Long TPP Session Opens in Vietnam

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Trade negotiators from nine countries are meeting in Vietnam at the start of a five-day free trade bargaining session. The talks, which opened in Ho Chi Minh City Monday, are aimed at reaching broad agreement on terms of the so-called Trans Pacific Partnership ahead of a November summit in Hawaii. The countries have already agreed […]

Abyei Agreement Hits 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region remain deadlocked more than a week after leaders announced they were close to an agreement. Talks will continue Monday in Addis Abba as northern and southern Sudan attempt to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan’s scheduled July 9 split. But as the negotiations falter, […]

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Abyei Agreement Hits 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region have hit a last-minute snag, also threatening a planned humanitarian cease-fire. A week ago Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir agreed in principle to demilitarize the oil-rich Abyei region and allow an Ethiopian peacekeeping force into the territory. The deal […]

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Sudanese Talks on Abyei Hit 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region have hit a last-minute snag, just as a deal was to be signed to de-militarize the area. Northern and southern leaders are trying to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan’s scheduled July 9 split. But the talks ground to a halt late Saturday, and […]

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Sudanese Talks on Abyei Hit 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region have hit a last-minute snag, just as a deal was to be signed resolving who will control the oil-rich border territory. Northern and southern leaders are trying to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan’s scheduled July 9 split. But the talks ground to a […]

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UN Seeks High-Level Push at Climate Talks

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. official in charge of international talks on climate change says world leaders must step in to save the meetings from an impasse. Summing up two weeks of talks in Germany that appeared to have made little or no progress, the U.N. meeting’s executive secretary, Christiana Figueres, said Friday that “high-level political guidance” is […]

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Countries Fail to Reach Agreement in Climate Talks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Countries around the world arguing about who should commit to greater cuts in greenhouse gas emissions have run out of time to agree on a new deal once the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. Speaking Monday at the start of a two-week session in Germany on the climate, the United Nations’ leading climate official, Christiana […]

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