Obama sets ambitious goal to reduce US oil imports

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON- Seeking to show the public he understands the burden of rising gas prices, President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third by 202..
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'Cricket diplomacy' begins for India, Pakistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Pakistan\'s prime minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, arrived in India Wednesday to watch a cricket World Cup match between the two archrival teams as the nuclear neighbors try to repair ties wounded by the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai.
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Iraqi officials killed during hostage siege

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least nine city and provincial officials were among dozens killed in Iraq when armed militants took over a government building in Iraq and held hostages this week, Interior Ministry officials told CNN Wednesday.
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Egypt to announce new working constitution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Egypt\'s ruling military leadership will announce Wednesday a constitutional declaration that will operate as a working constitution in the current political transitional period, state-run news media MENA reported.
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Myanmar swears in new president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Myanmar\'s former Prime Minister Thein Sein has been sworn in as the country\'s new president, marking the end of the military body that has governed the Asian nation for decades, state-run Myanmar Radio reported Wednesday.
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Plant workers scramble to prevent toxic water leak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant faced a difficult balancing act Tuesday as they struggled to keep reactors cool and prevent radioactive water from leaking into the ocean.
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Gadhafi forces go on offensive; rebels lose ground

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi went on the attack Tuesday, pushing opposition fighters back to the outskirts of a key oil town, rebels said, as world diplomats met in London to discuss the future of the North African nation.
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Syrian government resigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tens of thousands of Syrians poured onto the streets of Damascus Tuesday to demonstrate in favor of the government. Many held posters of President Bashar al-Assad, others waved Syrian flags, while some painted their faces and chests in national colors.
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Bangladeshi girl, 14, was lashed to death under Islamic ruling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Hena Akhter\'s last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl.
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CNN freelancer among 56 killed in Iraq

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Armed men attacked and took control of a government building in northern Iraq Tuesday, Interior Ministry officials said.
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Slander charges filed against alleged Libyan rape victim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The men accused of raping Eman al-Obeidy have filed counter charges against the woman for slander, a Libyan government spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Bronx Zoo's missing cobra 'speaks out' on Twitter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW YORK - The Bronx Zoo may still be looking for its missing cobra, but a tongue-in-cheek Twitter user is charting its supposed progress. Someone purporting to be the slithering e..
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Diplomats unite against Gadhafi

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Military action against the Libyan government must continue until attacks on civilians stop and humanitarian assistance is allowed to pass freely, international diplomats concluded Tuesday in London.
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US launches new missile barrage at Libya

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON- A U.S. defense official says U.S. ships and submarines unleashed a barrage of cruise missiles at Libyan missile storage facilities in the Tripoli area late Monday and e..
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Two-thirds of oil and gas leases in Gulf inactive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON- More than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico are sitting idle, neither producing oil and gas, nor being actively explored by the companies who hold the..
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Carter says he's not bringing home U.S. contractor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter continues his trip to Cuba on Tuesday, where he is expected to have a face-to-face session with President Raul Castro.
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Deadly Yemen blast blamed on al Qaeda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from an explosion Monday at an ammunition factory in southern Yemen has risen to 150, a government official and medical source said Tuesday.
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Home prices falling in most major US cities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW YORK- Home prices are falling in most major U.S. cities, and the average prices in four of them are at their lowest point in 11 years. Analysts expect further prices declines i..
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Syrian Cabinet resigns amid unrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DAMASCUS, Syria- Syria's Cabinet resigned Tuesday to help quell a wave of popular fury that erupted more than a week ago, threatening President Bashar Assad's 11-year rule in one o..
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NATO commander: Gadhafi could leave under pressure

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON- A top NATO commander says there's a reasonable chance Moammar Gadhafi will go under pressure from the U.S. and its partners. Adm. James Stavridis, the NATO Supreme Alli..
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