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Gates: US Won’t “Hold Down” Great Power China

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States understands that China has been a great power for thousands of years and will continue to be a great power into the future. Gates told reporters Thursday that the United States is not trying to “hold China down” but only to manage the military relationship in […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important ally and partner of the United States during a visit to Rome for the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification Thursday. Mr. Biden met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome Wednesday for talks on the situation in North Africa and the Middle East, […]

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Tornado Strikes Northeastern US

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A tornado has touched down in a heavily populated area of Massachusetts, causing damage and injuring a number of people. The National Weather Service said witnesses reported sighting the tornado near the city of Springfield on Wednesday afternoon. Television footage of the area showed dangling power lines, shattered windows, and debris strewn on the road. […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important ally and partner of the United States during a visit to Rome for the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification Thursday. Mr. Biden met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome Wednesday for talks on the situation in North Africa and the Middle East […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important ally and partner of the United States during talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome. Mr. Biden met with President Napolitano Wednesday to discuss the situation in North Africa and the Middle East, including the conflict in Libya. At a joint news conference […]

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No More Missing After Joplin Tornado; 134 Dead

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say they have accounted for all the people who were missing after a powerful tornado hit the central U.S. city of Joplin, Missouri last month. Missouri public safety officials say 134 people have been confirmed dead. Authorities have said the bodies of some victims are so badly damaged, it has been necessary to use […]

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US to Boycott UN Racism Conference

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will not participate in an upcoming United Nations conference against racism. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who had lobbied the administration of President Barack Obama to boycott the event, said Wednesday she “commended” the decision to withdraw from the event, which she said was likely to be take over by anti-Semitic and […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important partner of the United States during talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome. Mr. Biden and Mr. Napolitano also discussed the situation in Libya during Wednesday’s meeting at the Quirinale presidential palace. The United States and Italy both have participated in two months […]

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Obama, House Republicans Have ‘Productive’ Meeting on Debt

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says President Barack Obama has had a “productive” meeting with Republicans on reducing the country’s debt. Spokesman Jay Carney said the talks Wednesday with members of the House Republican Conference were an opportunity for Mr. Obama to hear their side and for them to hear from him. Carney said the large meeting […]

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Obama Counterterrorism Adviser on Trip to Sudan and Middle East

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, met with officials in Sudan Wednesday, discussing cooperation against al-Qaida as well as the crisis in the oil-rich Abyei region. A White House statement said John Brennan underscored President Obama’s “deep concern” over the continued presence of North Sudanese forces in Abyei and urged a “rapid […]

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