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Report: Afghan Government to Suspend Effort to Bring Taliban to Peace Table

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading Western newspaper reported Friday that the Afghan government plans to suspend an effort to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, just a week after the top Afghan peace negotiator was assassinated. The Wall Street Journal quoted a deputy national-security adviser to President Hamid Karzai as saying the government had decided to cancel […]

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Guinea PM Invites Opposition to Talks Amid Political Unrest

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea’s government is calling for a meeting with opposition parties on Friday following deadly clashes between security forces and protesters earlier this week. Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana called for the meeting in order to reach an agreement with the opposition on the disputed date of the upcoming parliamentary election, currently scheduled to take place […]

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US Automakers Haggling With Union

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 12:19 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Auto Workers union is haggling with the three major U.S.-based automakers over wages and working conditions for its 113,000 members. Talks with each company are in different stages. The UAW says it is set to begin “high level financial talks” with Ford on Monday. Ford is the only major U.S. automaker that avoided […]

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China Calls for Resumption of North Korea Nuclear Talks

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:08 am (UTC-5)
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China’s top diplomat called Monday for the resumption of stalled nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea. Speaking at a seminar on the talks in Beijing, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told diplomats and scholars that China is happy to see positive interactions among the six parties involved in the talks. South Korea announced Sunday that nuclear […]

China Calls for Resumption of North Korea Nuclear Talks

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:37 am (UTC-5)
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China’s top diplomat called Monday for the resumption of stalled nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea. Speaking at a seminar on the talks in Beijing, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told diplomats and scholars that China is happy to see positive interactions among the six parties involved in the talks. South Korea announced Sunday that nuclear […]

US: No Sign North Korea Meeting Terms For Nuclear Talks

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it has not yet seen signs that North Korea is prepared to meet conditions for resuming talks on nuclear disarmament. A U.S. State Department spokeswoman made the comment Tuesday ahead of a visit to Washington by South Korea’s nuclear envoy. The spokeswoman said the United States and South Korea will assess […]

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South Korean Nuclear Envoy to Visit US for Talks

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s envoy to six-nation negotiations on North Korea’s nuclear program is heading to the United States as diplomatic efforts to end a three-year freeze in the talks intensify. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says Wi Sung-lac will arrive in Washington Wednesday to hold two days of talks with Stephen Bosworth, Washington’s special envoy to […]

Burmese Lawmakers Back Government Peace Efforts, Warn Against Disunity

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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An open letter from 23 Burmese legislators urges everyone interested in ending the nation’s ethnic conflicts to avoid actions that could undermine the country’s unity. The letter, published in state media Tuesday, comes less than two weeks after an open letter from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which appealed for the government and ethnic […]

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European Central Bank to Ease Debt Crisis

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Central Bank has announced that it will buy government bonds from Italy and Spain, in an effort to calm market fears about the euro zone debt crisis. In a statement issued Sunday, the bank welcomed plans by Italy and Spain for economic reforms and debt-reducing measures, and it urged their speedy implementation. Central […]

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Europe Banking Officials Discuss Debt Crisis

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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HEAD: Europe Banking Officials Discuss Debt Crisis DATE: 08/07/11 NUMBER: 1230040 TYPE: CN )) Officials from the European Central Bank are engaged in urgent telephone negotiations over the debt crisis facing both Europe and the United States. They are discussing the possibility of purchasing Italian government bonds in order to shore up that country’s economy […]

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