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US Spy Chief Lands in Pakistan

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:23 pm (UTC-5)
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The outgoing U.S. spy chief has made a surprise stop in Pakistan, part of an apparent effort to mend ties with Islamabad. Senior U.S. and Pakistani officials say CIA Director Leon Panetta arrived in Pakistan Friday for talks with the Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. He also met with Pakistani spy chief Lieutenant […]

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Alaska Releases Ex-Governor Palin’s E-mails

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska have released more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s e-mails from her first two years as governor. The e-mails were first requested by journalists in 2008, when Palin became the running mate to Republican presidential nominee John McCain. The messages cover the period between December 2006, […]

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Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty in Leak Case

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A former U.S. spy agency employee has pleaded guilty to unauthorized access of a government computer, as part of a plea agreement over a leak of classified documents. Thomas Drake faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for the misdemeanor offense. As part of the deal, the government said it will […]

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Clinton: Africa Must Fight Corruption to Expand Trade

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting Zambia Friday, is urging African leaders to fight corruption if they hope to benefit from U.S. trade preferences. Speaking to business and civic leaders in Lusaka , Clinton said the White House is committed to expanding U.S. trade with Africa. She said African nations must create a supportive […]

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US: NATO Members Must Pay Fair Share, or Risk Military Irrelevance

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned NATO members they must increase their defense spending commitments or the alliance will face a “dim, if not dismal” future that might not include the United States. Gates spoke at the Security and Defense Agenda meeting Friday in Brussels, in what is expected to be his last major […]

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Most US Military Advisors Out of Pakistan

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Most of the U.S. experts sent to Pakistan to help train the country’s military in counterinsurgency have left the country at Pakistan’s request. U.S. Vice Admiral Michael LeFever said Friday the United States has almost completed the pullout, though he did not give specific numbers. He said in a statement from the U.S. Embassy in […]

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NASA Launches Satellite to Study Oceans

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency has launched a satellite that will measure the saltiness of the oceans, in a mission to help scientists gain a better understanding of the world’s changing climate. A Delta 2 rocket carrying the Aquarius satellite observatory blasted off Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA says data from Aquarius […]

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India Considers Charges Against US-Based Terror Supporter

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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India says it might bring its own charges against a Chicago-based businessman cleared by a U.S. court of helping plot the deadly 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Internal Security Secretary U.K. Bansal said Friday India was “disappointed” the U.S. jury did not find 50-year-old Tahawwur Rana guilty on the Mumbai charges. He said India may […]

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Alaska to Release Ex-Governor Palin’s Official E-mails

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the northwestern U.S. state of Alaska are releasing more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s e-mails from her first two years as governor. The e-mails were first requested by journalists in 2008 after Palin was picked by Republican presidential nominee John McCain to be his vice-presidential running mate. The messages cover the time […]

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US: NATO Members Must Pay Fair Share

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned that NATO members that they must increase their defense spending commitments or the alliance will face a “dim, if not dismal” future that might not include the United States. Gates spoke at the Security and Defense Agenda think tank Friday in Brussels, in what is expected to be […]

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