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Chavez back in Venezuela after cancer surgery

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez returned home to Venezuela looking haggard but expressing optimism he will survive after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba. Chavez said he has been praying and is confident he will triumph in his re-election bid this year. He smiled and waved as he stepped off the plane Friday night, but his expression turned sober ...

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IMF warns Palestinians may face cuts without more aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Saturday urged donors to meet their aid pledges to the Palestinian Authority, warning that unless funding was forthcoming it would be forced to cut public wages and social benefits to address a deepening fiscal crisis. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), attends a news conference at a meeting ...

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North Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

Tweet PYONGYANG: North Korea plans to blast a satellite into space next month to mark the centenary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il Sung, which the US quickly called a “deal-breaker” for a new agreement where the US would exchange food aid for nuclear concessions. After Friday’s surprise announcement, the United States said it is “very hard to ...

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Gore Occupies, Soros Opines

This week, former Vice President Al Gore called for an Occupy Democracy movement using the Internet to escalate the battle against the corruption of democracy. Meanwhile, the New York Times ran a major story describing how GOP super PAC mega-donors are far surpassing their Democratic competitors and why financier George Soros probably won’t, but perhaps might, donate a comparatively modest ...

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Geithner: US economy mending, oil prices a challenge

* U.S. faces choice in how to keep expansion going * Oil prices a worry, need to keep eye on Iran * Europe’s actions have lowered global risks (Recasts lead, adds comments from question-and-answer period) By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is growing again but faces tough challenges that call for action to create ...

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Tendulkar scripts history with 100th century

India’s Sachin Tendulkar has become the first batsman in history to score 100 international centuries, adding another milestone in his record-breaking career. Tendulkar, who turns 39 next month, achieved the feat as he recorded his 49th one-day century in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Friday. The Mumbai batsman, who has compiled more ...

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Archbishop of Canterbury to step down

Rowan Williams has announced he will be stepping down as Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the 77 million-strong Anglican Communion after a turbulent decade in office. His tenure has been marked by a bruising war between liberals and traditionalists in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion over the issue of homosexuality. The announcement also comes as ...

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North Korea announces plan to launch satellite

Email Print Order Reprint Share This Share Text tool name tool goes here The Associated Press Tags: PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has announced it will launch a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite in honor of late President Kim Il Sung’s April birthday. A spokesman for the Korean Committee for Space Technology made the announcement in a statement ...

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Tibet exiles see rise of American-style politician

TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press= DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Lobsang Sangay is the prime minister of a country that doesn’t exist. His government fills a moldy cluster of yellow brick buildings clinging to an Indian hillside. His budget depends on donor countries and wealthy supporters. But with his well-tailored suits and carefully practiced soundbites, Sangay is something new in this tattered ...

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Angry Karzai calls on Nato to pull out of countryside

Hamid Karzai has called on Nato troops to pull out of rural areas and retreat to the main international bases in the wake of anger over a US soldier’s alleged killings of 16 civilians. President Barack Obama gave his fullest endorsement yet for the mission shift, but he said the overall plan to gradually withdraw forces and hand over security ...

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