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US: NATO Members Must Pay Fair Share

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned NATO members that they must increase their defense spending commitments to the alliance. Gates spoke at NATO headquarters in Brussels Friday, in what is expected to be his last major policy speech before retiring at the end of the month. He said U.S. lawmakers are losing patience with […]

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Chicago Businessman Convicted of Terrorism but Not Mumbai Attacks

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A jury in a U.S. federal court has convicted a Chicago businessman of supporting an overseas terrorist group and helping to plot an attack on a Danish newspaper, but acquitted him of helping plot the deadly 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The jury announced the verdicts in trial of Tahawwur Rana Thursday after two days […]

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White House Campaign of Newt Gingrich Dealt Major Setback

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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More than a dozen top aides have resigned from the presidential campaign of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, dealing a major blow to his struggling bid for the 2012 Republican nomination. Among the 16 aides who quit Thursday were campaign manager Rob Johnson, spokesman Rick Tyler and several consultants in Iowa and South Carolina, […]

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Obama Urges Gabon’s President to Root Out Corruption

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo to root out corruption and protect human rights in the West African country. Mr. Obama met with Mr. Bongo at the White House Thursday, despite questions about alleged corruption in Mr. Bongo’s family and government. The White House said Mr. Obama welcomed reforms that […]

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US Delegation Meets with Contractor Jailed in Cuba

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. delegation has visited an American contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the communist state. Political strategist Donna Brazile said Thursday the delegation spoke with Alan Gross for about two hours and found him “in good spirits.” Brazile said Gross, who is serving a 15-year sentence, “is not bitter” but eager to return […]

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US Man Arrested For Allegedly Aiding Somali Militants

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says another man has been charged in the state of Minnesota with providing assistance to Somalia’s al-Shabab militants. Ahmed Mahamud was arrested Thursday in Ohio and is expected to be sent to Minnesota to face the indictment. Prosecutors allege Mahamud conspired to provide both money and fighters for the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, […]

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Chicago Businessman Convicted of Terrorism but Not Mumbai Attacks

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. jury has found a Chicago businessman guilty of terrorism, including participating in a plot to attack a Danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The jury Thursday also found Tahawwur Rana guilty of providing material support to the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. But the jury in Chicago found Rana innocent […]

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Rwandan President to Visit US Diaspora Convention

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s government says President Paul Kagame will attend a convention in Chicago on Friday and Saturday for the Rwanda diaspora. A statement from the Rwandan Foreign Ministry says more than 3,000 Rwandans living in North America plan to attend the convention in the United States. It says the gathering will focus on the progress Rwanda […]

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Alabama Governor Signs Tough Illegal Immigration Law

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The governor of Alabama has signed into law a tough new illegal immigration measure that requires public schools to determine students’ immigration status. Republican Governor Robert Bentley signed the measure on Thursday and says it is the strongest immigration bill in the country. Critics agree. The new law will not enable schools to deny illegal […]

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Key US Counterterror Chief Resigns

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The director of the U.S. National Counterrorism Center is leaving his post after four years on the job. Officials said Thursday that National Counterterrorism Center Director Mike Leiter is resigning. He is expected to step down in July. Leiter rarely played a public role in the war on terror during his tenure running the agency, […]

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