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Nov 24, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration sought to heighten the pressure on China to rein in North Korea, even as American officials said that they believe that Pyongyang’s deadly shelling of a South Korea military installation was an isolated incident and not the beginning of an extended military campaign. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman ...

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Nov 24, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama and South Korea’s president agreed Tuesday night to hold joint military exercises as a first response to North Korea’s deadly shelling of a South Korean military installation, as both countries struggled for the second time this year to keep a North Korean provocation from escalating into war. The exercise ...

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Nov 24, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

South Korean houses destroyed by North Korean artillery attack Fox News: Even as the world struggles to find workable ways to constrain North Korea’s expanding nuclear weapons program and unpredictable belligerence, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is planning how to channel new streams of aid and development money to the dangerous regime. Ban, the former foreign minister ...

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Nov 24, 2010 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

St. Petersburg, Russia (AP) - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at ...

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Nov 23, 2010 17 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Seoul (AP) - President Obama described North Korea's attack Tuesday against a small South Korean island as a "provocative incident".

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Nov 23, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Nov 23, 2010 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)-- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who convened an emergency security meeting shortly after the bombardment by North Korea, said that an "indiscriminate attack on civilians can never be tolerated." "Enormous retaliation should be made to the extent that (North Korea) cannot make provocations again," he said. North Korea bombarded a South Korean ...

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Nov 23, 2010 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BREAKING NEWS (AP) -- North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto a populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets, military officials said. At least one South Korean marine reportedly was killed. The skirmish came amid high tension over North Korea's claim ...

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Nov 23, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: Negotiating with the Taliban is controversial enough, but there's a new black eye for the U.S.-backed efforts in Afghanistan to broker an end to the violence. A leading Taliban negotiator was actually an imposter, the New York Times reports, citing U.S. and Afghan officials. The secret war talks between Afghan leaders and the Taliban had seemed ...

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Nov 23, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's government is telling migrants driving home for the holidays from the United States that they should form convoys for their own safety while traveling through Mexico, and an official said Monday that police will accompany convoys on the most dangerous stretches of highway. A seemingly intractable wave of drug cartel violence ...

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Nov 22, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 21, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Activists burn a symbol of carbon dioxide in Berlin Agencie France Presse: Emissions of fossil-fuel gases that stoke climate change edged back less than hoped in 2009 as falls in advanced economies were largely outweighed by rises in China and India, scientists said Sunday. For 2010, emissions are likely to resume their upward track, scaling a new peak, ...

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Nov 21, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

GENEVA (AP) - Scientists may have been able to capture elusive atoms of antimatter, but don't expect that to lead to interstellar rocket engines or powerful bombs anytime soon - if ever. Even as they announced the important advance in studying antimatter, they emphasized that science-fiction uses of the stuff - like propelling the starship ...

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Nov 21, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — North Korea showed a visiting American nuclear scientist earlier this month a vast new facility it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, confronting the Obama administration with the prospect that the country is preparing to expand its nuclear arsenal or build a far more powerful type of atomic bomb. Whether ...

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Nov 19, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Fox News: Senior Iranian official Mohammad Javad Larijani told the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof Friday that the U.S. hikers being held in a Tehran prison should be released soon. The three University of California, Berkeley graduates were near the Iran-Iraq border in July 2009 when they were detained by Iranian authorities. They were accused of illegally ...

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Nov 19, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

SAFE (Secure America Forever) is in serious need of office personnel for the Tucson and Phoenix areas.

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Nov 19, 2010 21 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

UPDATE: A Mr. Abraham Buchwald, who, on Twitter, lists his locations as Germany, Kuwait & Jordan

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Nov 18, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Post: A retweeted joke has landed a Chinese woman in a labor camp for a year, Amnesty International reported Wednesday. On the day of her wedding, Oct. 27, Chinese online activist Cheng Jianping disappeared. Only this week did her whereabouts surface: She had been detained and sentenced by police to a year of "re-education through labor" ...

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Nov 18, 2010 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

STOCKHOLM (AP) – A Swedish court has approved a request by prosecutors to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. Assange has denied the accusations, which stem from his encounters with two women during a visit to Sweden in August. Thursday's decision by the Stockholm District Court ...

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Nov 17, 2010 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Singing in the video is Edward Anatolevich Hill, a Soviet-era vocalist appointed by the State as the “People’s Artist of the USSR” in 1974. Poor us. We were stuck at the time with Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynard and other garbage allowed by freedom.

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Nov 17, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 16, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

pp Multisource political news, world news, and entertainment news analysis by Newsy.com

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Nov 16, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Telegraph: The clash caught markets off-guard and heightened fears that Europe's debt crisis may be escalating, with deep confusion over the Irish crisis as Dublin continues to resist EU pressure to request its own rescue. Olli Rehn, the EU economics commissioner, said escalating rhetoric in Europe was turning dangerous. "I want to call on every responsible ...

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