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US charges Russian diplomats over $1.5 mln fraud

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The United States has charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their wives over a $1.5 million fraud, accusing them of stealing medical benefits for a decade, prosecutors said Thursday. The alleged scam took place between 2004 and August…
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US tech sanctions hurt democracy activists

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Broad US sanctions aimed at keeping certain technologies out of the hands of repressive regimes can often backfire by hurting democracy movements, a think tank report said Thursday. The New America Foundation study said US sanctions policies "remain…

Canada Condemns Violence Against Christian and Muslim Communities in the Central African Republic

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OTTAWA, Canada, December 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Following ongoing reports of violence in the Central African Republic, including a United Nations report...
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With $65 bn in debt, is Puerto Rico America’s Greece?

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Laden with debt, its economy in recession -- is the US territory of Puerto Rico poised to become another Greece? The Caribbean island of 3.7 million has sent shivers through investors holding its $65 billion in bonds and through the administration of…
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Obama offers up to $5 billion to tackle AIDS

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US President Barack Obama on Monday pledged up to $5 billion to fight HIV/AIDS as long as the rest of the world collectively offers double that amount. Obama urged other countries to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…
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US calls on China to scrap air zone procedures

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The United States Monday urged Beijing to scrap new aviation arrangements set up by its new air defense zone which Washington has denounced as confusing and likely to increase the risk of accidents. "Our general position as a US government is that we…
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US prepares ship to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons

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The US military has begun outfitting a ship with special equipment that will be used to destroy part of Syria's chemical arsenal, the Pentagon said Monday. A hydrolysis unit is being installed on the MV Cape Ray, a 650-foot (200 meters) cargo ship,…
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Labatt Breweries signs up to support the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™

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© Getty Images FIFA and the National Organising Committee are pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with Labatt Breweries of Canada. Labatt is the second National Supporter of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. The agreement provides Labatt with extensive marketing rights within Canada for the next edition of the flagship tournament in women’s…
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Canada Condemns Violence in Tripoli

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OTTAWA, Canada, November 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns the recent violence in...

Partnership Africa Canada Welcomes First ICGLR-Certified Conflict-Free Mineral Certificates From Rwanda

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OTTAWA, Canada, November 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A leading international organization working in the conflict free mineral sector today welcomes news that...

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