Archive for June 16th, 2013

Ahead of G8, A-listers urge Obama to push for ‘world without nuclear weapons’

June 16, 2013
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Ahead of G8, A-listers urge Obama to push for ‘world without nuclear weapons’

Damon (Global Zero/YouTube)
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Jeb: Papa George doesn’t think we’ve had enough Bushes in White House

June 16, 2013
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Jeb: Papa George doesn’t think we’ve had enough Bushes in White House

Jeb Bush (Wilfredo Lee/AP File)
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Iranians revel as new president hails ‘victory of moderation’

June 16, 2013
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By Zahra Hosseinian DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians celebrated into Sunday after moderate Hassan Rohani was elected president in a popular repudiation of conservative hardliners, and he pledged a new tone of respect in Tehran‘s international affairs after years of increasing antagonism.
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Syria crisis to top G-8 Summit agenda

June 16, 2013
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Syria crisis to top G-8 Summit agenda

The civil war in Syria is expected to dominate much of the discussion as President Obama sits down tomorrow with the Group of Eight leaders in Northern Ireland, just days after the White House confirmed the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s regime.
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North Korea proposes talks with U.S.

June 16, 2013
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By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Sunday offered high-level talks with the United States to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, only days after it canceled planned official talks with South Korea for the first time in over two years.
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Officials: NSA programs broke plots

June 16, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.
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Firefighters advance containment on Colo. wildfire

June 16, 2013
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff said firefighters “are getting the upper hand” on the most destructive wildfire in state history Saturday, an announcement that came as authorities gained a clearer picture of the grim landscape the blaze has left behind.
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Iran’s new president seeks ‘constructive interaction’

June 16, 2013
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Just weeks after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s election victory in 2005, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Hasan Rowhani stepped down from the post after quarrelsome meetings with the new president.
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