Opinion: Iran war is not inevitable

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Former Iran hostage Barry Rosen says the West should look to regional intermediaries to calm tensions, and knock off the saber-rattling.
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Turkish court to try 94-year-old coup plotter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Turkey moved one step closer to prosecuting the senior commanders behind a military coup in 1980 when a Turkish court approved on Tuesday a prosecutor's indictment of retired army general and former president Kenan Evren, semi-official Anatolian Agency reported.
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Closing of 259 USDA offices raises safety concerns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Monday it will close nearly 260 offices nationwide, a move that won praise for cutting costs but raised concerns a..
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States face delays in implementing Race to the Top

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Several states that won a slice of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition have had to delay plans to implement ambitious reforms a..
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Students kick off national campus program on Cuba

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida students will gather this month to kick off a national college tour promoting innovative ways to connect with and empower youth in Cuba.   &nbs..
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North Korea plans prisoner release in February

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

North Korea said Tuesday that it would release an unspecified number of prisoners in February to mark the birthdays of the two dictators who ruled the reclusive nation for a total of more than 60 years.
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U.S. man has 20 days to appeal Iran case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Amir Mirzaie Hekmati, an American sentenced to death in Iran for espionage, has 20 days to appeal his case, according to Iranian law.
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U.S. officials to meet with Suu Kyi

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

U.S. diplomats will meet with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week in another sign of thawing relations between Washington and the Southeast Asian nation.
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Van der Sloot back in court to face murder charge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Joran van der Sloot returns to a Peruvian courtroom on Wednesday, five days after requesting more time to "reflect" on what plea he will make in his murder trial.
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Underwater cables bring faster Internet to West Africa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Stretching some 7,000 kilometers along the West African coastline, a submarine fiber-optic cable emerges off the coast of Nigeria to help bridge the digital divide in the continent.
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Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will welcome his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday on his first stop of a four-nation tour of Latin America, state media reported.
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Many US communities are blocking medical marijuana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard.    In Californ..
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FDA steps up testing for fungicide in orange juice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says it will step up testing for a fungicide that has been found in low levels in orange juice.    The agency said..
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Obama announces resignation of chief of staff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his chief of staff William Daley is resigning after a year on the job to return to his native Chicago and spend more time with his fam..
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Iran sentences American to death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

American Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, on trial in Iran for espionage, has been sentenced to death nearly five months after he was arrested, according to a report.
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Yemen immunity law sparks debates over past crimes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A new law granting sweeping immunity to Yemen's president and anyone who served in his authoritarian regime over the past 33 years sparked fresh violence Monday..
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Rain kills at least 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian officials say heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro have caused mudslides that killed at least six people. About 20 other people are missing, and thousands ..
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Libya government: $8b to reintegrate fighters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A Libyan government committee will help integrate former revolutionary fighters back into civilian life using $8 billion dollars allocated to it to get starte..
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Iran opens new nuclear enrichment site

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran started enriching uranium at a new nuclear facility in the north that is "immune to any military attack," according to a fundamentalist newspaper with ties to the nation's supreme leader.
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Syria divisions deepen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CNN\'s Nic Robertson, inside Syria, reports on the growing division between pro-government forces and the opposition, which is living, they say, in fear.
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