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US, China Have Pointed Questions In Private

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The United States and China are striking a conciliatory tone in their public comments during economic talks, although that hasn't stopped China from posing some pointed questions behind closed doors about such issues as America's soaring budget deficit.

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NKorea Says It Is Open To New Dialogue On Nukes

Posted: 07/27/2009 - North Korea suggested a new dialogue to resolve tensions over its atomic weapons programs - an apparent invitation to the U.S. to engage in one-on-one talks after Pyongyang bolstered its negotiating power with nuclear and missile tests.

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US Vice President Biden Hits Nerve In Russia

Posted: 07/27/2009 - An interview U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave to an American newspaper was front-page news Monday in Moscow, where his characterization of Russia as a weakened nation hit a raw nerve.

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Israel On Iran: Anything It Takes To Stop Nukes

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Israel hardened its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, just the ultimatum the United States hoped not to hear as it tried to nudge Iran to the bargaining table.

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Karzai: Afghans Want Rules For Troops Changed

Posted: 07/27/2009 - President Hamid Karzai said Monday he wants new rules governing the conduct of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan and would be willing to talk with Taliban leaders who publicly renounce violence and endorse peace.

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Exiled Honduran Leader Makes 2nd Trip To Border

Posted: 07/25/2009 - sed President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border on Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, despite foreign leaders urging him not to force a confrontation with the government that ousted him in last month's coup.

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Last UK Veteran Of WWI Trench Battles Dies At 111

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Posted: 07/25/2009 - Harry Patch, Britain's last survivor of the trenches of World War I, was a reluctant soldier who became a powerful eyewitness to the horror of war, and a symbol of a lost generation.

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Iraq To Send Students To Colleges In US, Abroad

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his country plans to send up to 10,000 Iraqi students a year to colleges in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia over the next five years as a part of a new scholarship program.

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Jamaica Track Athletes Test Positive For Doping

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Five Jamaican track and field athletes have tested positive for doping, although a newspaper reports none of the nation's premier sprinters is among the group.

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Isinbayeva Beaten In Pole Vault At London GP

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has experienced a rare defeat at the London Grand Prix, ending a six-year winning streak at Crystal Palace.

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Bomb Kills 2 US Service Members In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A bomb attack killed two American service members in southern Afghanistan on Friday, while the country's president both applauded international troops' effort at a campaign rally and promised to hold them more accountable for civilian casualties, house raids and arbitrary detentions.

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Clinton: NKorea Running Out Of Options On Nukes

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Faced with a fresh refusal by North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the communist regime has "no friends left" to shield it from punishing U.N. penalties.

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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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Massive New Zealand Quake Moves Country West

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Southern New Zealand has moved slightly closer to the east coast of neighboring Australia as a result of a massive earthquake last week off the country's South Island, a scientist said Wednesday.

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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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