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Karzai: US Troop Immunity Up to Afghan Elders

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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(( Title: AFGHANISTAN – US HEAD: Karzai: US Troop Immunity Up to Afghan Elders DATE: 01/14/2013 PUBLISHED AT: Monday, January 14, 2013 5:41:11 AM NUMBER: 4006378 TYPE: CN Afghanistan’s president says a meeting of the nation’s elders should be called to decide whether U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan after 2014 should be granted immunity from […]

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Thousands March in Russia to Protest Adoption Ban

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people marched through Moscow Sunday to protest a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Protesters carried posters with photographs of lawmakers who voted in favor of the law late last month. The word ‘shame’ was written across their portraits in red. The protest march, which was permitted by Russian authorities, was organized […]

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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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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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Democrats Urge Obama to Consider Unilateral Debt Hike

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 3:15 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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US Senator Rockefeller Announces Retirement

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Five-term U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, the great-grandson of a famous 19th century American oil tycoon, says he will not seek a sixth term in 2014. Rockefeller, a 75-year-old liberal Democrat, announced his decision Friday in his home state of West Virginia. He described 2014 as “the right time to find new ways to fight” for […]

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US Senator Rockefeller Announces Retirement

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Five-term U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, the great-grandson of a famous 19th century American oil tycoon, says he will not seek a sixth term in 2014. Rockefeller, a 75-year-old liberal Democrat, announced his decision Friday in his home state of West Virginia. He described 2014 as “the right time to find new ways to fight” for […]

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Obama, Karzai Meet at White House

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama for talks on the future role of the United States in Afghanistan. One of the main issues they are expected to discuss is the number of American soldiers who remain in Afghanistan after 2014. International troops are expected to […]

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Obama, Karzai Meet at White House

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai meet Friday at the White House to discuss the future role of the U.S. in Afghanistan, their first meeting since Mr. Obama’s re-election. The two leaders will hold a joint afternoon news conference. Current plans call for the U.S. to withdraw nearly all of its nearly […]

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U.S. “Hopeful” Pending Adoption Cases from Russia Can Continue

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “very hopeful” that pending adoptions of Russian children to U.S. parents can be completed as planned, despite passage of a Russian law recently passed to ban the practice. Russia said on Thursday it will allow a bilateral adoption agreement with the United States to remain valid for the next […]

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