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Gates Continues His Farewell Tour in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is bidding a final farewell to the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He flew Monday to a troop base in Paktika province, which borders Pakistan. The forward operating base in Omnah district is in a remote and dangerous part of the province. Secretary Gates, who is retiring at the end […]

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Santorum Set to Enter Republican Presidential Field

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A former senator from the northeastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania is set to join the field of Republican presidential candidates seeking to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012. Rick Santorum is expected to formally announce his candidacy Monday. He has made frequent trips to the states that hold the first votes in the nominating process, […]

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4 NATO Soldiers Die as Gates Bids Farewell to Troops in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring at the end of the month, visited southern Afghanistan Sunday to say goodbye to American troops fighting Taliban insurgents. In his remarks during visits to bases in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, Gates said a soon-to-begin U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should start with support troops, not combat […]

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Gates Says Goodbye to Troops in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring at the end of the month, visited southern Afghanistan Sunday to say goodbye to American troops fighting Taliban insurgents. In his remarks during visits to bases in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, Gates said a soon-to-begin U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should start with support troops, not combat […]

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Former IMF Chief to Plead Not-Guilty to Sex Crimes

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say he will plead not guilty in a U.S. court Monday to charges that he attempted to rape a hotel maid last month Strauss-Kahn is to appear before a judge in a New York court. He faces 25 years in prison if he is convicted on […]

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Gates Says Goodbye to Troops in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring at the end of the month, arrived in southern Afghanistan Sunday to say goodbye to American troops fighting to defeat Taliban insurgents. Gates’ visit comes at the same time as U.S. President Barack Obama is considering the scale and pace of troop withdrawals planned to start next […]

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Gates Says Goodbye to Troops in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring at the end of the month, arrived in southern Afghanistan Sunday to say goodbye to American troops fighting to defeat Taliban insurgents. Gates visit comes at the same time U.S. President Barack Obama considers the scale and pace of troop withdrawals planned to start next month. Shortly […]

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Gates Says Goodbye to Troops in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. defense secretary, who is retiring at the end of the month, has arrived in southern Afghanistan where he is saying goodbye to American troops fighting to defeat Taliban insurgents. Robert Gates arrived in Kandahar Sunday to begin his farewell tour of military bases in the south. Gates visits Afghanistan at the same time […]

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Raging Arizona Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say one of the largest fires in Arizona history is raging on, consuming at least 57,000 hectares in the eastern part of the state. The Wallow Fire has forced the evacuation of 2,500 people near White Mountains in the southwestern U.S. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the scorched landscape by helicopter Saturday, calling […]

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US Calls on Afghanistan to Step Up Security

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is warning Afghanistan to “step up” security or put the smooth withdrawal of U.S. forces at risk. Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered the stern message to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a visit to Kabul Saturday. He also told reporters during a news conference that while the international community will […]

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