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Argo Wins Top Awards at Golden Globes

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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The film Argo was the surprise winner Sunday at the Golden Globes Awards Sunday in Hollywood. The film took home the best dramatic picture prize, and its director, Ben Affleck, won the best director award. Those top nods were widely favored to be won by either Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty. However, Daniel Day Lewis […]

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Switerland Leads Effort to Refer Syria to ICC

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 50 countries, led by Switzerland, will ask the United Nations Security Council Monday to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court, a move that would pave the way for war crimes prosecutions. A letter obtained by the Associated Press cites the findings of a U.N. expert panel documenting torture, sexual violence and summary […]

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Lincoln, Argo, Life of Pi Major Contenders at Golden Globes

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Steven Spielberg’s popular movie Lincoln, a portrait of the president who steered the United States through its civil war in the 19th century, and the Iranian hostage crisis drama Argo were favorites at Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards in Hollywood. Lincoln was nominated for seven awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Daniel Day Lewis, […]

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Switerland Leads Effort to Refer Syria to ICC

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 50 countries, led by Switzerland, will ask the United Nations Security Council Monday to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court, a move that would pave the way for war crimes prosecutions. A letter obtained by the Associated Press cites the findings of a U.N. expert panel documenting summary executions, torture and sexual […]

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Egyptian Court Orders Retrial for Mubarak

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence. The court on Sunday granted the 84-year-old former leader a new trial, several months after he was convicted for conspiracy in the killing of hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ended his three-decade rule in 2011. […]

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Obama: End of Afghan War in Sight

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address that the core U.S. objective for going to war in Afghanistan is within reach. The president said Saturday the goal of ensuring that al-Qaida will never be able to use Afghanistan again to launch attacks against America will be met and the war in Afghanistan will […]

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French Forces Drive Out Militants in Northern Mali Town

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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French airstrikes in Mali’s key northern town of Konna have driven back Islamist militants who had captured the town earlier this week. Officials said Saturday that French forces had pushed rebels from Konna. The Islamists’ takeover of the town had placed the militants within 25 kilometers of Mopti, the northernmost city under Malian government control. […]

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French Hostage Killed in Rescue Attempt in Somalia

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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French officials say a military agent held hostage in Somalia since 2009 is believed to have been killed during an overnight raid by French troops trying to rescue him. The French Defense Ministry said Saturday Denis Allex was apparently killed during a rescue attempt, along with a French soldier. Another soldier is missing. The Ministry […]

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Democrats Urge Obama to Consider Unilateral Debt Hike

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Top U.S. Democratic Senate leaders have urged President Barack Obama to consider measures that would bypass congressional approval to make sure the country does not default on it debts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his leadership team said in a letter to the president that he should use “any lawful steps” under his authority […]

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French Hostage Killed in Rescue Attempt in Somalia

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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French officials say a military agent held hostage in Somalia since 2009 is believed to have been killed during an overnight raid by French troops trying to rescue him. The French Defense Ministry said Saturday Denis Allex was apparently killed during a rescue attempt, along a French soldiers. Another soldier is missing. The Ministry says […]

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