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Egypt Opposition Vows to Keep Fighting Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The official results of Egypt’s two-stage referendum on a new Islamist-backed constitution could be announced as early as Monday. Election officials have been tallying votes from Saturday’s second round of voting, which was held in 17 of Egypt’s 27 provinces. Voting began in the other provinces on December 15. The Muslim Brotherhood movement of President […]

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Govt Air Strike ‘Kills 60’ as Peace Envoy Visits Syria

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say a government air strike on a bakery killed more than 60 people Sunday, even as international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi began another visit to negotiate an end to Syria’s civil war. The attack occurred in the rebel-controlled town of Halfaya in Hama province. If confirmed, it would be one of the deadliest […]

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Egypt Opposition Vows to Keep Fighting Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition says it will keep fighting an Islamist-backed constitution despite its apparent approval in a two-stage referendum. In a Cairo news conference Sunday, the National Salvation Front said it has asked electoral authorities to investigate irregularities in the referendum, which ended Saturday with voting in 17 of Egypt’s 27 provinces. Voting began […]

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Italy’s Monti Says Ready to Lead, But Won’t Run in Election

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Italy’s caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti says he would consider an offer to govern the country again but will not stand as a candidate in the February elections. Mr. Monti told a news conference Sunday that if one or more political forces were backing his agenda and asked him to be premier, then he would […]

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Candlelight Vigil Held for India Gang Rape Victim

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Title: INDIA PROTEST 1st UPD – V HEAD: Candlelight Vigil Held for India Gang Rape Victim DATE: 12/22/2012 PUBLISHED AT: Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:34:27 PM NUMBER: 3873884 AUDIO: VIDEO: ATTACHED BELOW WEB: TYPE: CN )) Protesters in India’s capital have held a candlelight vigil Saturday for a 23-year-old female student who was gang raped. […]

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North Korean Leader Calls for More Powerful Rockets

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s leader has called for the development of more powerful rockets, following last week’s successful launch of a long-range rocket. Kim Jong Un made the call for the advancement of North Korean rockets while speaking at a banquet for rocket scientists Friday in Pyongyang. “You should develop and launch a variety of working satellites, […]

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Indian Police Tear Gas Gang Rape Protest

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Title: INDIA PROTEST – V HEAD: Indian Police Tear Gas Gang Rape Protest DATE: 12/22/2012 PUBLISHED AT: Saturday, December 22, 2012 4:27:02 AM NUMBER: 3871031 AUDIO: VIDEO: ATTACHED BELOW WEB: TYPE: CN )) Police in India’s capital have used tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who assembled for a second day to demand justice […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, while two Democratic senators called the group’s response to the Newtown tragedy shamefully inadequate. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, in a suggestion swiftly denounced by Democrats. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week […]

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Putin Calls EU Heads ‘Wrong’ on Energy Policy

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with European Union officials at a summit in Brussels, discussing contentious issues such as energy, trade, human rights and policy on Syria. Afterward, Mr. Putin and the EU leaders held a contentious news conference in which Mr. Putin called European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council […]

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