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South Korea’ President-elect Pledges to Work For People’s Livelihoods

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s president-elect Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has pledged to keep her campaign promises and work for the livelihood and unity of the nation’s people. The conservative five-term lawmaker held a rally in the capital, Seoul, after her election victory Wednesday. She said the competition was tough, but that her victory belongs to everyone. […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Gun Control

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban, five days after a gunman with a military-style weapon killed 20 children and six adults in the second-worst school shooting in the nation’s history. President Obama named Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to write a set of concrete […]

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Obama Still Optimistic Financial Deal Will Be Reached

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is willing to do “some very tough things” to compromise with his political opponents in Congress on contentious year-end financial issues and is optimistic an agreement can be reached within days. The president says he has reached a broad framework of government spending cuts and tax rates with the […]

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Obama Still Optimistic Financial Deal Will Be Reached

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is willing to do “some very tough things” to compromise with his political opponents in Congress on contentious year-end financial issues and is optimistic an agreement can be reached within days. The president told a White House news conference Wednesday that he has reached a broad framework of government […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Gun Control

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban, five days after a gunman with a military-style weapon killed 20 children and six adults in the second-worst school shooting in the nation’s history. President Obama says he has named Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to come up […]

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Obama Still Optimistic Financial Deal Will Be Reached

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is willing to do “some very tough things” to compromise with his political opponents in Congress on contentious year-end financial issues and is optimistic an agreement can be reached within days. The president told a White House news conference Wednesday that he has reached a broad framework of government […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Gun Control

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to act on reinstating an assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole that allows guns to be purchased from private dealers without background checks. At the White House Wednesday, President Obama said he has named his vice president, Joe Biden, to lead an effort to […]

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South Korea Elects 1st Woman President, Dictator Park’s Daughter

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has been elected to become South Korea’s first female head of state. Ms. Park, a conservative five-term lawmaker, won the election Wednesday with 51.6 percent of the vote to 48 percent for her opponent Moon Jae-in, with more than 90 percent of the votes counted. Moon conceded the race shortly […]

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South Korea Elects 1st Woman President, Dictator Park’s Daughter

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has won Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea and will become the country’s first female head of state. Her rival, Moon Jae-in, conceded the race shortly after the National Election Commission was quoted as saying the conservative Ms. Park was a certain winner. Ms. Park, 60 years old, is a […]

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Germany to Treat Ailing Iraqi President

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is showing signs of improvement and responding to treatment after being hospitalized for a stroke. Doctors in Baghdad say he will be transferred to Germany within a day for treatment. Deputy Health Minister Issam Namiq said Wednesday that medical teams from Germany and Iran have arrived to help with […]

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