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US Defense Nominee Outlines War, Budget Priorities

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. defense secretary nominee Leon Panetta says his first task at the Pentagon will be to ensure the U.S. prevails in the conflicts it is engaged in, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Testifying Thursday at a Senate hearing on his nomination, the current head of the Central Intelligence Agency said that in Afghanistan, the U.S. must […]

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US Poll: Most Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Economy

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. opinion poll is delivering bad news to President Barack Obama, the latest in a series of surveys to show discontent about his handling of the economy. The Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Americans — 58 percent — disapprove of the way the president has addressed the U.S. economy. National unemployment […]

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US Defense Nominee Outlines War, Budget Priorities

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The nominee for U.S. defense secretary, Leon Panetta, says his first task at the Pentagon will be to ensure the U.S. prevails in the conflicts it is engaged in, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Panetta, who currently heads the Central Intelligence Agency, testified Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination. Panetta […]

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US Hits Iran with New Sanctions, Targets Police

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is imposing new sanctions in an attempt to crack down on human rights abuses by Iran’s security forces. The U.S. State and Treasury departments announced the move Thursday, freezing assets of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Basij Resistance Force and the Law Enforcement Forces , also called Iran’s national police. The […]

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US Defense Nominee Outlines War, Budget Priorities

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The nominee for U.S. defense secretary, Leon Panetta, says his first task at the Pentagon will be to ensure the U.S. prevails in the conflicts it is engaged in, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Panetta, who currently heads the Central Intelligence Agency, testified Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination. Panetta […]

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US Trade Deficit Improves

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. trade deficit improved in April, as exports hit a record while imports of oil and automobiles declined. Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department showed the gap between what Americans sell overseas and what they buy from foreigners narrowed 6.7 percent to a monthly total of $43.7 billion. High prices cut U.S. demand for […]

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Survey Ranks China Above Japan as US Partner

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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An annual survey of Americans shows China is now viewed as the most important U.S. partner in Asia, surpassing Japan for the first time in more than 35 years. The U.S. survey, commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, showed 39 percent of the American public chose China as the most important U.S. partner, […]

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Report: US Costs for Libya Soaring

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A memo obtained by the Financial Times says the U.S. military effort in Libya is costing hundred of millions of dollars more than first estimated. The Pentagon memo, which the newspaper says was given to some U.S. lawmakers, says the military is spending $2 million a day on air strikes, refueling operations and intelligence gathering […]

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US Defense Nominee Testifying Before Senate Committee

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s choice for the next defense secretary, Leon Panetta, is testifying Thursday at a Senate hearing on his nomination. The current head of the Central Intelligence Agency is addressing members of the Senate Armed Services committee. If confirmed by the Senate, Panetta would take over the Pentagon at a time when President […]

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China Rebuts Panetta Remarks, Accuses US of Trouble-Making

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state media are accusing the United States of trying to provoke trouble between China and its Asian neighbors. The Communist Party-controlled Global Times newspaper quoted a policy expert Thursday commenting on written remarks provided by U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta to a Congressional panel considering his nomination to be the next U.S. […]

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