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Ex-President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care in Texas Hospital

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been moved to an intensive care unit at a hospital in Houston, Texas. The 88-year-old former president was admitted to the hospital last month suffering from bronchitis. His spokesman says Mr. Bush was moved to the intensive care unit Sunday after a “series of setbacks,” including a persistent […]

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care in Texas Hospital

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Doctors in Houston, Texas say former president George H.W. Bush is in intensive care and in “guarded” condition at a local hospital . The 88-year-old Mr. Bush is battling what doctors call a “stubborn fever.” He entered the hospital last month with a severe cough. Mr. Bush served one term as U.S. president from 1989 […]

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Russian Parliament Approves Ban on US Adoptions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The upper house of Russia’s parliament has unanimously approved a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. All 143 members of the Federation Council present voted Wednesday to support the bill, which now goes to President Vladimir Putin for his signature. The legislation bans adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, ends bilateral adoption agreements […]

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Northeast US Braces for Blizzard Conditions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters are warning residents in parts of two states not to travel, as a severe winter storm moves in and creates dangerous, near-zero visibility conditions. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Indiana and Ohio, as a powerful storm moves east after bringing snow and tornadoes to the southern […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Urges Opposition to Join Dialogue After Enacting Constitution

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is urging opposition groups to join him in a dialogue about the country’s future after he signed into law a new constitution that those groups bitterly oppose. In a televised address late Wednesday, Mr. Morsi said the government and the opposition must cooperate to enable Egypt to solve what he called […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Urges Opposition to Join Dialogue After Enacting Constitution

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is urging opposition groups to join him in a dialogue about the country’s future after he signed into law a new constitution that those groups bitterly oppose. In a televised address late Wednesday, Mr. Morsi said the government and the opposition must cooperate to enable Egypt to solve what he called […]

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Northeast US Braces for Blizzard Conditions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Parts of the U.S. are bracing for blizzard conditions, as a powerful storm moves east after bringing snow and tornadoes to the southern United States. Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of Indiana and Ohio. The National Weather Service is advising people to stay off the roads, saying snow and strong winds could create […]

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High-Ranking General Flees Syrian Regime

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A top Syrian military official who headed the feared military police has told a pan-Arab TV station that he defected and joined Syria’s opposition movement. A video published on a social media website on Wednesday shows the general, Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, saying that he left the government because the Syrian military police have strayed from […]

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Japan’s Abe Names Cabinet Tasked with Reviving Economy

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has named a Cabinet dominated by close allies as he returns to office pledging to revive a sluggish economy and get tough on territorial challenges from neighboring powers. Mr. Abe and his Cabinet were sworn in by Emperor Akihito on Wednesday, shortly after winning votes of confidence in […]

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Shinzo Abe Officially Approved as New Japanese Prime Minister

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Shinzo Abe has been confirmed as Japan’s next prime minister, marking a return to power for the veteran politician and his Liberal Democratic Party. Japan’s lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved Mr. Abe to form a new government Wednesday, ten days after the conservative LDP trounced the Democratic Party of Japan in parliamentary elections. The […]

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