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Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module

Posted: 06/18/2012 - A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.

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Summit lets Obama, Putin size up the competition

Posted: 06/18/2012 - "I expect that it will be a candid discussion, it will get down to business," White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said ahead of the lengthy morning meeting between Obama and Putin.

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Greek election victor to hold coalition talks

Posted: 06/18/2012 - Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras will launch coalition talks Monday after coming first in national elections that follow weeks of uncertainty over the debt-crippled country's future.

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Search ends for Japanese climbers on Mt. McKinley

Posted: 06/17/2012 - The National Park Service says it has permanently suspended efforts to recover the bodies of four Japanese climbers killed in an avalanche on Alaska's Mount McKinley.

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Lack of US aid to Syrian rebels 'shameful'

Posted: 06/17/2012 - Sen. John McCain says the lack of U.S. aid to Syrian rebels is "shameful," and that helping the opposition would be the biggest blow to Iran in 25 years.

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UK council lifts gag on 9-year-old food critic

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Her images of uninspiring school meals — one consisted of two croquettes, a plain cheeseburger, three slices of cucumber and a lollipop —drew international attention.

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Forest boy mystery solved; he's 20 and Dutch

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Berlin police said Friday that an English-speaking teenage boy allegedly called Ray who wandered into the city nine months ago saying he had been living in the forest for the last five years has been spinning a yarn.

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Egypt's Brotherhood pins hopes on presidency

Posted: 06/15/2012 - On the eve of Egypt's presidential run-off, the Muslim Brotherhood tried Friday to salvage its hopes for leadership, urging voters to turn out to back its candidate in the race

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Pharmacist's death highlights Greek plight

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Some Greek pharmacies will close on Friday, but not in protest against the relentless burden of austerity or the withering of state reimbursements for the drugs they sell

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4 Bosnian Serbs sentenced for Srebrenica killings

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Bosnia's war crimes court convicted four former Bosnian Serb soldiers on Friday of participating in the execution of hundreds of Srebrenica Muslims during the country's 1992-95 conflict

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In Kiev, a protest camp outside Euro 2012 fan zone

Posted: 06/15/2012 - If soccer fans aren't seeing enough action on the field in the European Championships, they can get a dose of rough-and-tumble Ukrainian politics near the fan zone in Kiev.

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US Olympic uniforms could shave time off sprints

Posted: 06/15/2012 - U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear uniforms at the London Summer Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100-meter sprint times.

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Following fallout from a Greek euro exit to the US

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Bankers, governments and investors are starting to prepare for Greece to stop using the euro as its currency, a move that could spread turmoil throughout the global financial system.

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Spain crisis deepens as borrowing rates soar

Posted: 06/14/2012 - The ratings agency Moody's downgraded Spain's sovereign debt three notches from A3 to Baa3 Wednesday night, leaving it just one grade above "junk status".

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Russian It Girl's path from parties to protests

Posted: 06/14/2012 - That's what the 30-year-old blond socialite and TV personality said when she began her unlikely foray into political activism by taking the stage at a huge anti-Putin rally in December.

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Egypt's court says parliament is dissolved

Posted: 06/14/2012 - Egypt's highest court on Thursday ordered the country's Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved, saying its election about six months ago was unconstitutional.

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Syria: Car bomb explodes in Damascus suburb

Posted: 06/14/2012 - A suicide bomber detonated his car packed with explosives in a Damascus suburb on Thursday, wounding 10 people and damaging one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, Syria's state-run news agency said.

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Uniform sought for Sept. 11 trial at Guantanamo

Posted: 06/13/2012 - The man who has called himself the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks is seeking to wear military-style clothing at his upcoming war crimes trial in Guantanamo, one of his attorneys said Wednesday.

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Ivory Coast: Coup plot by military exiles foiled

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Ivory Coast's interior minister says authorities have foiled a plot by military exiles loyal to the former president to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.

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