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China, Costa Rica to launch trade talks

Posted: 11/17/2008 - Chinese President Hu Jintao says his country will launch free trade talks with Costa Rica in January, with hopes of sealing a deal by 2010.

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Colombia ups police power to fight pyramid schemes

Posted: 11/17/2008 - Colombia has declared a state of emergency to crack down on illegal money-collecting businesses that have lost hundreds of millions of dollars and sparked recent riots.

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Rwandan suspect being handed to France

Posted: 11/17/2008 - German prosecutors say a top Rwandan official will be handed Wednesday to France, which sought her in connection with the assassination that sparked the African nation's 1994 genocide.

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German Wikipedia back online after dispute

Posted: 11/17/2008 - The German-language version of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia is back online after a left-wing lawmaker dropped a legal complaint.

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US Embassy in Ethiopia issues terror warning

Posted: 11/14/2008 - The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has warned American citizens against taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run because of the threat of terrorism.

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Al-Qaida in Yemen claims US Embassy attack

Posted: 11/14/2008 - A group that monitors extremist Web sites says al-Qaida's branch in Yemen has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing outside the U.S. Embassy there in September.

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Diplomats: West opposed to IAEA nuke aid to Syria

Posted: 11/14/2008 - Diplomats say the U.S. and key allies are objecting to an International Atomic Energy Agency offer to help Syria as it considers building a civilian nuclear power plant.

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UN hands out food behind rebel lines in Congo

Posted: 11/14/2008 - The U.N. has begun its first large-scale food delivery in rebel-held territory of eastern Congo since fighting broke out there late last month.

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Russian ship hit in pirate attack

Posted: 11/13/2008 - Russia's Transport Ministry says a Russian-operated freighter was attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia but escaped with no injuries to the crew.

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