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Supporters mourn former Venezuelan President Perez

Supporters of former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez are paying their last respects before his long-delayed burial. His body is lying in state at the headquarters of his Democratic Action party in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. A family dispute over whether his…

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Why Kosovo but not Palestine?

In his September 21 speech to the United Nations, President Obama announced that he would veto UN recognition of a Palestinian state, because its independence was not a result of a negotiated settlement with Israel. He said that “peace depends upon compromise among people who must live together long after our … votes have been tallied … That’s the lesson ...

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Why Kosovo but not Palestine?

In his September 21 speech to the United Nations, President Obama announced that he would veto UN recognition of a Palestinian state, because its independence was not a result of a negotiated settlement with Israel. He said that “peace depends upon compromise among people who must live together long after our … votes have been tallied … That’s the lesson ...

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Sarah Palin explains decision not to run for president

The other shoe, this one a stiletto, has dropped. One day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced he would not vie for the Republican presidential nomination, perhaps the only other Republican with the power to shake up the field announced that she would not run either. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 47, released a letter to supporters Wednesday telling ...

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Sarah Palin explains decision not to run for president

The other shoe, this one a stiletto, has dropped. One day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced he would not vie for the Republican presidential nomination, perhaps the only other Republican with the power to shake up the field announced that she would not run either. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 47, released a letter to supporters Wednesday telling ...

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Apple announces death of Steve Jobs

NEW YORK: Apple on Wednesday announced the death of its visionary co-founder Steve Jobs. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company’s board of…

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TB smoking toll ‘could reach 40m’

Forty million smokers could die from TB by 2050, research suggests. Smokers are about twice as likely to get the lung infection and die from it, compared with non-smokers. Many of the new TB cases will be in Africa, the eastern…

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Roman Abramovich paid oligarch to be his political godfather, court hears

Roman Abramovich funded French palaces and a private jet for fellow oligarch Boris Berozovsky to act as his “political godfather”, a High Court judge heard yesterday. By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor 7:00AM BST 05 Oct 2011 The Russian billionaire also bought valuable paintings and jewellery for Mr Berozovsky’s girlfriend in a string of “exuberant” expenses to gain his influence ...

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NATO ministers to discuss Afghanistan, Libya

SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press= BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers meet Wednesday and they are expected to discuss ways of ending the alliance’s aerial campaign in Libya and training Afghan security forces for a larger role in their country’s war. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who took over from Robert Gates as Pentagon chief in July, will be making his ...

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NATO ministers to discuss Afghanistan, Libya

SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press= BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers meet Wednesday and they are expected to discuss ways of ending the alliance’s aerial campaign in Libya and training Afghan security forces for a larger role in their country’s war. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who took over from Robert Gates as Pentagon chief in July, will be making his ...

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