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Obama: Manufacturing Key to US Economic Health

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says America can “win the future” by rebuilding its manufacturing sector. Mr. Obama spoke Wednesday after visiting an automotive training center at a community college in Virginia, outside Washington. Mr. Obama said a slow economic recovery has left too many Americans out of work, and he called on lawmakers and industries […]

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Suspected US Missile Strikes Kill 22 in Pakistan

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say U.S. missiles have struck a militant training facility in a tribal region of North Waziristan, killing at least 22 suspected militants. Intelligence officials say the missiles were fired from unmanned drone aircraft within minutes of each other Wednesday. The first strike targeted a vehicle carrying at least four men. Shortly after, a […]

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Clinton Travels to Middle East, Africa

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set off on a four-nation trip where she will take part in talks on Libya as well as an African economic conference. On Thursday, Clinton will be in the United Arab Emirates for a meeting of the 22-nation Libya Contact Group. Participants are expected to discuss how to […]

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US Ambassador Nominee: Afghanistan’s Fate Linked to Pakistan

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The veteran diplomat nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan says the country’s future will depend on what happens in neighboring Pakistan. Ryan Crocker testified Wednesday before lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations committee. He said the situation in Afghanistan will not improve without “a fair measure of success in Pakistan.” The […]

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Nigeria’s Jonathan To Meet With Obama

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to the White House Wednesday, one day after Mr. Jonathan addressed a United Nations conference on AIDS held in New York. The White House says the two presidents will discuss regional and global developments, and work at deepening their countries’ relationship. On Tuesday, Mr. Jonathan called […]

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Suspected US Missile Strikes Kill 20 in Pakistani Tribal Region

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a pair of U.S. missile strikes has killed at least 20 suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan. Intelligence officials say the missiles were fired from drones within minutes of each other Wednesday, with two of them hitting a vehicle and the other two a nearby compound. The strike took […]

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Suspected US Missile Strikes Kill at Least 20 in Pakistani Tribal Region

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a pair of U.S. missile strikes has killed at least 20 suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan. Intelligence officials said the missiles were fired from drones within minutes of each other Wednesday, with two of them hitting a vehicle and the other two a nearby compound. The strike took […]

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Chicago Jury to Deliberate in Mumbai Attacks

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. jury begins deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a Pakistani-born Canadian national charged with helping plan the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. A jury in Chicago heard closing arguments Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victoria Peters told jurors Tuesday it was clear that Tahawwur Rana helped confessed conspirator David Coleman Headley scout […]

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US: Congressional Panel Says America’s Afghan Aid Effort Has Had Limited Success

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. congressional investigation has concluded that the American government’s attempt at nation-building in Afghanistan has been only marginally successful and may not survive when foreign troops leave the country in 2014. In a report being issued Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the U.S. government has little to show for the nearly $19 […]

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Obama, Merkel Expect Gadhafi Will Leave Power

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The U.S. president said the NATO-led mission in Libya has made “significant” progress, protecting the people from a “potential slaughter” by Mr. […]

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