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A Look At Major Events in Yemen’s Anti-Government Unrest

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A timeline of this year’s anti-government unrest in Yemen: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators apparently were inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s president. March 1: Tens of thousands […]

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Remembering President John F. Kennedy

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Tuesday marks 48 years since the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. President Kennedy served less than three years in office, but he made a strong mark. Here, we reflect on some of the most notable moments of his presidency. January 20, 1961: Mr. Kennedy is sworn in as president […]

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A Look at Key Events in Libya’s Revolution

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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February 15, 2011: Riots break out in Benghazi inspired by Arab Spring revolts in Tunisia and Egypt February 26, 2011: The U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his family and calls on the International Criminal Court to investigate the crackdown on rebels. March 19, 2011: U.S., Britain and France launch […]

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Timeline of Iran’s Nuclear Dispute with the IAEA

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a timeline of Iran’s dispute with the International Atomic Energy Agency over the Iranian nuclear program: 2003 IAEA accuses Iran of hiding nuclear activities from its inspectors for 18 years, gives Tehran until the end of October to prove it is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. In December, Iran tells IAEA it […]

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Magnitsky Case Timeline

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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June 2007 — Russian police raid the Moscow offices of investment firm Hermitage Capital Management, confiscating information that is later used to defraud the Russian state of $230 million in taxes. June 2008 — Hermitage lawyer Sergei Magnitsky testifies about the tax fraud he has discovered. November 2008 — Russian authorities arrest Magnitsky on charges […]

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Timeline of Liberia’s Key Political Milestones

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Here is a look at the critical political events and milestones leading up to Liberia’s presidential runoff election Tuesday November 8: 1822 – First settlement of freed slaves from the United States established in what is now Liberia. 1847 – Liberia becomes independent republic. 1944 – William Tubman becomes president. He stays in that post […]

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Key Dates and Events in the European Debt Crisis

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The unfolding eurozone economic crisis has led to political and social turmoil across the region as the governments of Greece, France, Ireland, Spain and Portugal try to keep their spending under control and impose drastic measures to cut their growing debts. This is a timeline of the most important events leading to the current economic […]

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China’s Long History of Tainted Food Products

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a timeline of notable food safety incidents in China: 2008: Six babies are killed and 300,000 others sickened after drinking milk formula is contaminated with an industrial chemical Dumplings are discovered tainted with an insecticide 2010: Food sciences professor exposes recycled cooking oil taken from sewers outside restaurants Green beans are found to […]

Timeline of Iran’s Nuclear Dispute with the IAEA

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Here is a timeline of Iran’s dispute with the International Atomic Energy Agency over the Iranian nuclear program: 2003 IAEA accuses Iran of hiding nuclear activities from its inspectors for 18 years, gives Tehran until the end of October to prove it is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. In December, Iran tells IAEA it […]

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Frazier’s Storied Career Marked by Matches with Ali

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Here are some key dates in the career of heavyweight boxing legend Joe Frazier, who died late Monday after battling cancer at the age of 67. August 16, 1965: Frazier defeats Woody Goss by TKO, earning his first professional boxing victory after several years as an amateur fighter. February 16, 1970: Frazier wins the world […]

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