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US Asks North Korea Pardon, Grant Amnesty for 3 Detained Americans The United States has asked North Korea (DPRK) to pardon two Americans sentenced to prison terms, after the conviction of 24-year old Matthew Todd Miller of espionage Sunday. A third detained American also faces trial, and Washington has urged Pyongyang t
Voice of America | 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Swedish Social Democrats Face Tough Coalition Talks after Election Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven faces a tough task in building a new government after an election on Sunday left the center-left short of a majority in parliament and handed the balance of power to a party that wants to slash immigration. Pri
Voice of America | 1 hour, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Strong Hurricane Hits Mexico's Baja California Peninsula Forecasters are warning of days of heavy rain and the potential for life-threatening floods and mudslides as Hurricane Odile moves over the Baja California peninsula in northwestern Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Monday the storm co
Voice of America | 2 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US to Lead Peacekeeping Exercises in Ukraine The U.S. military is set to lead peacekeeping exercises Monday in western Ukraine involving 15 nations, as President Barack Obama prepares to host Ukraine's president for talks at the White House later this week. The Defense Department announced the 12-da
Voice of America | 3 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Injured Palu to miss Rugby Championships matches SYDNEY (AP) Backrower Wycliff Palu will miss Australia's Rugby Championships matches in Argentina and South Africa because of concussion concerns.
Yahoo! News | 3 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
UN Condemns Deadly Attack on Peacekeepers in Mali The United Nations has condemned an attack in northern Mali that killed a Chadian soldier and wounded four more of its peacekeepers. A vehicle carrying the group struck a landmine Sunday near Aguelhoc, in the Kidal region of Mali. A similar attack in the
Voice of America | 4 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US Continues Building Coalition as Diplomats Gather to Discuss Islamic State U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continues the effort to build a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants at a conference Monday in Paris that brings together diplomats from 26 countries, the United Nations, European Union and the Arab League.
Voice of America | 4 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Russian Americans Offer Mixed Views of Ukraine Conflict While polls within Russia indicate overwhelming popular support for President Vladimir Putin's policies and actions in eastern Ukraine, the hundreds of thousands of Russian immigrants living in New York seem divided in their reactions to recent developmen
Voice of America | 7 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US Men Win Basketball World Cup, Gain Olympic Berth The United States has won the men's basketball World Cup and the automatic Olympic berth that goes with the title. Fielding the youngest U.S. team since NBA professionals debuted at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the Americans routed Serbia in Madrid Sunday
Voice of America | 8 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Scores Feared Dead as Migrants Boat Sinks Off Libyas Coast The boat, packed with up to 250 African migrants trying to reach Europe, sank east of Tripoli, and only 26 people have been rescued so far, the Libyan Navy said.
New York Times | 9 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend