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Iran unveils uranium sites, renews defiant tone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With words of defiance, Iran announced two nuclear-related projects Tuesday that expand capabilities to extract and process uranium — modest advances in Tehran’s atomic efforts but ones symbolic of its refusal to slow nuclear work.


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N. Korea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills.


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NKorean propaganda video shows Obama in flames

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A new North Korean video portrays President Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the North conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility.


North Korea rocket launch

Celebration and concern after North Korean launch

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – North Koreans have been celebrating in the streets today, after the launch of the country’s first satellite in space. But elsewhere around the world, leaders are reacting with concern. The […]


UN Security Council to meet on Gaza on Wednesday

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – U.N. ambassadors announced the Security Council will hold an open debate on the Gaza crisis Wednesday afternoon if a cease-fire is not called before then. The open debate would break a […]


UN strongly condemns Syrian shelling of Turkey

The U.N. Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” Syria’s shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children. A council press statement late Thursday said “this incident highlighted the grave impact […]


Arab League calls for criminalization of blasphemy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The head of the Arab League is calling for the international community to criminalize blasphemy, warning that insults to religion pose a serious threat to global peace and security. Nabil Elaraby’s […]


Iran takes aim at US and Israel at UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is taking aim at the United States and Israel at a high-level U.N. meeting, accusing Washington of shielding what he calls a nuclear-armed “fake regime.” The Iranian […]


UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed a resolution calling for the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts. The […]




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