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Lawmakers want probe of US exports to Iran

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Two House Democrats are asking congressional investigators to examine U.S. exports to Iran to see whether approval procedures are being abused.

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Mexico secretary says crisis affects Latin America

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Mexico's Treasury Secretary says the current financial crisis will "undoubtedly" affect Latin America, reducing demand for the commodity exports that have fueled the region's recent boom.

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Al-Qaida criticizes Pakistani leaders in new video

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A new video message purportedly by al-Qaida criticizes Pakistani leaders -- both past and present -- and accuses them of having no concern for the welfare of Muslims.

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Correa says he'll nix some investment pacts

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Ecuador's leftist president, Rafael Correa, is studying whether to eliminate up to 20 international investment pacts because he says some have proven "nefarious for the country."

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Cuba freezes agricultural prices after hurricanes

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Cuba has frozen prices at farmers markets and is promising to punish vendors who charge more for hard-to-find food as reserves dwindle following two hurricanes.

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Al-Maliki says security pact in US, Iraqi interest

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says a new security accord with the United States is something he wants and both sides need, but he says any deal that doesn't respect Iraqi interests could threaten his government.

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S Korea: North proposes holding military talks

Posted: 09/26/2008 - South Korea says North Korea has proposed working-level military talks in what would be the first official contact between the two countries since February.

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Chinese imports banned amid tainted milk scandal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - At least a dozen countries have banned Chinese dairy products amid fears over a widening tainted milk scandal that's left four Chinese babies dead and thousands more sick.

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