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Clinton Advocates for Kosovo’s Recognition

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling upon all nations, including Serbia to recognize Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, which was supported by the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

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Emanuel Set to Testify on Blagojevich’s Defense

US Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will be called to testify for the defense in former IL. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial, according to Attorney Sam Adam Jr.

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Afghan War Docs Revealed

Ninety-two thousand pieces of classified military documents were leaked online Sunday, detailing the United States' war in Afghanistan.

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Obama too ‘Unclear and Ambiguous’ for Palestine-Israeli Peace

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas criticized U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday at a closed meeting with members of the Fatah Revolutionary Council in Ramallah for not providing clarity in response to a number of questions surrounding the future of peace talks with Israel.

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Emanuel May Stay in the White House Through 2011

President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel may be staying in the White House well through 2011, according to Washington insiders.

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Obama Praises Yemen’s ‘Determination’ to Combat Extremists

President Barack Obama praised Yemen’s efforts to fight terrorism on Thursday during a phone call with Yemeni President Ali Abdulla Saleh.

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Clinton Announces New Nuclear Weapons Sanctions on North Korea

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced new US sanctions upon North Korea in an effort to curb its nuclear weapons program in a highly publicized visit to Seoul, South Korea.

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Barack Obama Shows Support for Paycheck Fairness Act

President Barack Obama released a statement Wednesday detailing his support for the elimination of wage discrimination.

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Clinton: US-Vietnam Ties Are of Strategic Importance

Continuing her trip through Southeast Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday to meet with Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem and other government officials to discuss the relationship between the two countries.

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Emanuel Pushes Senate Democrats to Break Bipartisan Stalemate

Senate Democrats are expected to push a bill allotting $34 billion in unemployment benefits Tuesday, aimed at U.S. citizens who have remained unemployed for six months or longer.