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Rwandan President Makes First Visit to France Since 1994 Genocide

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 9:26 am (UTC-5)
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has begun a visit to France, striving to rebuild ties that were shattered by accusations related to Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Mr. Kagame was scheduled to meet with Rwandan expatriates, French business leaders and French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his three-day visit. This is Mr. Kagame’s first trip to France since the […]

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Protesters in Spain Decry Cost of Papal Visit

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Riot police in Madrid have clashed with demonstrators protesting the cost of Pope Benedict’s visit to Spain at the time the country is grappling with financial woes. Spanish daily newspaper El Pais reported Thursday that eight people had been arrested and 11 others hurt in the street violence. Left-leaning groups organized the protest march Wednesday […]

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Spain’s World Youth Day Celebration Brings Papal Visit and Protests

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The week-long faith extravaganza of World Youth Day is under way in Madrid, with more than one million young Catholics from around the world expected to pour into the city before Pope Benedict arrives on Thursday. Highlights of the celebration include a mass confession and prayer vigil in the presence of the Pope in Madrid […]

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Pope’s Visit To Spain Comes Under Fire For Excessive Costs

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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The cost of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Spain next week is coming under fire from lay groups and even some priests as the country grapples with painful budget cuts. The pope arrives in Madrid on August 18 to attend the final four days of the Roman Catholic Church’s six-day World Youth Day festivities. Festival […]

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Mullen Warns South Korea of Continued Threat from North

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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America’s highest ranking military officer says North Korea poses a “very real” threat to South Korea. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters in Seoul Thursday the isolated regime has shown no signs of easing in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Mullen made the remarks after attending the […]

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Mullen Attends Korea Command Change After Successful China Tour

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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America’s highest ranking military officer is in South Korea for the inauguration of a new commander of U.S. forces in the country. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen traveled to Seoul after a four-day to visit to China, in which he was given rare access to that country’s nuclear missile and submarine bases. In South Korea […]

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