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Biden Pledges Support For Georgia, Ukraine

Posted: 07/22/2009 - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged support for efforts by Ukraine and Georgia to break free of Russia's orbit, saying Washington would not recognize Kremlin claims to an exclusive sphere of influence over former Soviet states.

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Clinton To Offer N.Korea The Carrot Or The Stick

Posted: 07/22/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to tell North Korea that it can avoid "unrelenting" sanctions and win normalized relations with the U.S. by completely scrapping its nuclear program.

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Feds: US Man Gave Al-Qaida NYC Subway Information

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Authorities revealed Wednesday that an American — charged with giving al-Qaida information on the New York transit system and attacking a U.S. military base in Afghanistan — has been a secret witness in the fight against terror both here and overseas.

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Obama Says Pullout From Iraq On Schedule

Posted: 07/22/2009 - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States will stick to its schedule and remove all its troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 even though there will be "tough days ahead."

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Mumbai Gunman Says He's Ready For Gallows

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The young Pakistani gunman who confessed to his role in the Mumbai attacks says he would rather be hanged in this world than face "God's punishment" in the next. The Indian court trying Ajmal Kasab has yet to accept his confession and guilty plea for taking part in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Indian history — three days of carnage in November that left 166 people dead.

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Solar Eclipse Shrouds Asia In Daytime Darkness

Updated: 07/22/2009 - Millions of Asians turned their eyes skyward Wednesday as dawn suddenly turned to darkness across the continent in the longest total solar eclipse this century will see.

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Honduras Orders Venezuelan Diplomats Expelled

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Honduras' interim government Tuesday ordered Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country as the international community threatened new sanctions on the Central American nation if negotiations fail to resolve the crisis.

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Israeli Official: US Should Honor Past Deals

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Israel's deputy prime minister said Tuesday the Obama administration's call to freeze West Bank settlement construction undermines past agreements between the U.S. and Israel and damages American credibility.

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US Turns Up Pressure On Honduras Coup Government

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The United States is turning up pressure on the Honduran government installed by a coup - and the businessmen who support it - warning that they will face severe sanctions if ousted President Manuel Zelaya is not restored to power.

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South Africa Begins AIDS Vaccine Trial, Cuts Funds

Posted: 07/20/2009 - South Africa launched a high-profile trial of an AIDS vaccine created by its own researchers Monday, a proud moment in a nation where government denial, neglect and unscientific responses have helped fuel the world's worst AIDS crisis.

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4 US troops Die In Deadliest Month In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A roadside bomb killed four American troops in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, driving the July death toll for U.S. forces to the highest monthly level of the war.

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Japanese Fishermen Brace For Giant Jellyfish

Posted: 07/19/2009 - Giant jellyfish descend on the Sea of Japan, causing untold devastation to coastal villages and leaving a trail of destruction and human misery behind.

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Powerful Iranian Cleric Says Country In Crisis

Posted: 07/17/2009 - In a sign of endurance for Iran's protest movement, demonstrators clashed with police Friday as one of the nation's most powerful clerics challenged the supreme leader during Muslim prayers, saying country was in crisis in the wake of a disputed election.

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Iraq Government Faces Claims Of Prisoner Abuse

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Iraqi officials outraged by the abuse of prisoners at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison are trying to contain a scandal of their own as allegations continue to surface of mistreatment inside Iraqi jails.

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Police Tear-Gas Iran Protesters During Prayer

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran's main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting "freedom, freedom" and other slogans as their top clerical backer Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a sermon bluntly criticizing the country's leadership over the crackdown on election protests.

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Pope Breaks Wrist, Has Surgery, Leaves Smiling

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI waved reassuringly to well-wishers outside a hospital Friday where he underwent surgery to set a fractured right wrist he suffered by falling in his Alpine vacation chalet.

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Analysis: Jakarta Blasts Show Hotel Weaknesses

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Twin hotel suicide bombings in Indonesia on Friday exposed new security weaknesses in an industry increasingly in the cross-hairs of terrorists — and pointed to evolving tactics by the militants.

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Alleged US Missiles Kill 5 In Northwest Pakistan

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A suspected U.S. missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least five alleged militants Friday, officials said, showing America's unwillingness to abandon the tactic even as Pakistani officials say it could interfere with army offensives in the northwest.

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Suicide Blasts At Jakarta Ritz, Marriott Kill 8

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Suicide bombers posing as guests attacked American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital and set off a pair of blasts Friday that killed eight people and wounded more than 50, authorities said.

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Police Tear-Gas Iran Protesters During Prayer

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran's main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting "freedom, freedom" and other slogans as their top clerical backer Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a sermon bluntly criticizing the country's leadership over the crackdown on election protests.

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Pope Breaks Wrist, Has Surgery, Leaves Smiling

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI emerged smiling from the hospital Friday after undergoing surgery for a broken wrist due to a fall at his Alpine vacation chalet. Doctors said his right arm would be in a cast for a month.

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