Ivory Coast envoy optimistic talks can succeed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Talks between Ivory Coast\'s political rivals and African mediators failed to break a political impasse although the Kenyan leader acting as a special envoy said Tuesday that he remains optimistic that bloodshed can still be avoided.
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Al-Bashir visits Southern Sudan ahead of independence vote

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir landed at the airport in the southern city of Juba on Tuesday, five days before voters in the region decide whether to break away from the rest of the east African nation.
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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Israeli warplanes launched air strikes Tuesday at two cities in Gaza, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.
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Unemployment rises in two-thirds of metro areas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of the nation's largest metro areas in November, a sharp reversal from the previous month and the most since June...
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US worried by rising anti-Christian attacks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it is "deeply concerned" by what appears to be a rising number of attacks on Christians in the Middle East and Africa.  The Sta..
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DC holiday pushes tax filing deadline to April 18

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers will get an extra three days to file their federal tax returns this year, and they can thank the nation's capital for the extra time. The filing deadlin..
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Latin American countries line up behind Palestinian state

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The peace process in the Middle East may be stalled, but the balance between Israel and the Palestinians continues to shift in other ways. In the last month, four Latin American countries have added their names to the list of nations officially recognizing a Palestinian state, and more are on the horizon.
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Blair warns time is key for Mideast peace talks

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By: WINK Administrator

If substantial talks don\'t begin soon between Israel and the Palestinians, all parties will face \"profound trouble,\" the Middle East Quartet\'s special representative warned Tuesday.
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Appeals court seeks guidance in gay marriage case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court says it can't decide if California's gay marriage ban is constitutional until the state's highest court weighs in on whether Propositio..
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US calls Iran's offer of nuke tour a PR stunt

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is belittling Iran's offer to let some countries - but not the U.S. - visit its nuclear facilities, calling the offer a "magical mystery tour..
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Obama to sign bill to improve nation's food safety

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an indication of coming tensions with the GOP-controlled House, President Barack Obama on Tuesday was signing into law an overhaul of the nation's food safety ..
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Unemployment rises in two-thirds of metro areas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of the nation's largest metro areas in November, a sharp reversal from the previous month and the most since June...
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Thieves tunnel into Buenos Aires bank

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Authorities in Argentina\'s capital are searching for at least three people who allegedly broke into a bank through an underground tunnel, state media reported.
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Surge in bankruptcies shows signs of slowing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The growth in bankruptcies around the country slowed significantly in 2010 from its breakneck pace in recent years, with about a dozen states recording a decli..
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Pope rejects appeal from closed Mass. parishes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BOSTON (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI has rejected an appeal from Boston-area parishioners who asked him to reverse a seven-year-old decision to close their Roman Catholic churches. The ..
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U.S. envoy in Asia for Korea talks

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By: WINK Administrator

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea arrived in South Korea Tuesday on a trip to the region to discuss next steps on the Korean Peninsula.
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Proposed Greek border fence raises concerns

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Greece\'s decision to build a 12-kilometer (7.5-mile) fence along its border with Turkey in a bid to curb illegal immigration has caused mixed reactions, with humanitarian agencies saying the fence could prevent asylum seekers from reaching safety.
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Granddad Banditt to plead in robberies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The so-called "Granddad Bandit" suspected of robbing 25 banks in 13 states has told court officials he will plead guilty to three heists in Alabama and Arkansa..
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Man charged in deaths of 3 found in tree in Ohio

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The only suspect in the deaths of three people whose dismembered bodies were found in a hollow tree has been charged with aggravated murder, burglary, kidnapp..
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Central America bus bombing takes 6 lives

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Six people were killed and 17 were injured in a bomb blast onboard a bus in northwestern Guatemala City, officials said.
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