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.CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Prosecutors charged a key leader of Egypt's main pro-democracy group on Thursday with inciting unrest and violence, officials said, four days after thousands stayed home from work and school as part of a nationwide strike.

George Ishaq, co-founder of the opposition group Kifaya, was arrested Wednesday night in a raid on his home in downtown Cairo.

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CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Prosecutors charged a key leader of Egypt's main pro-democracy group on Thursday with inciting unrest and violence, officials said, four days after thousands stayed home from work and school as part of a nationwide ...
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President Bush has set deadlines for troop cuts, but with no sense of urgency.
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.WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he sees no chance that the number of U.S. troops in Iraq will drop to 100,000 by the end of the year, guaranteeing a heavy American military presence as the war grinds into its sixth year to the end of the Bush presidency.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he sees no chance that the number of U.S. troops in Iraq will drop to 100,000 by the end of the year, guaranteeing a heavy American military presence as the war grinds into its sixth ...
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The spiritual leader denies claims that he is behind the current turmoil in the region.
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Mon, 04/14/2008
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.SEATTLE (AP) - The Dalai Lama said Sunday that Tibet cannot make any more concessions to China and renewed his calls for the government to cease suppression in his former homeland and withdraw troops.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader denied Chinese claims that he has called for Tibet to be split from China and that he is behind recent turmoil, saying instead that he is committed to pursuing Tibet's right to autonomy.

"The whole world knows that the Dalai Lama is not seeking independence, nor separation," he said at a news conference.

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Dalai Lama said Sunday that Tibet cannot make any more concessions to China and renewed his calls for the government to cease suppression in his former homeland and withdraw troops. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader denied ...
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Pakistan's military approach may change under the newly elected government.
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With the Pakistan's Peoples Party victory in the parliamentary elections earlier this month, economic and military changes are underway - and in the future, the country's reputation could change as well.

On Saturday, the Pakistani Student Association invited political analysts to discuss the United States' relationship with Pakistan and clear misconceptions of the country being an "American puppet" in terms of military support and the war on terror.

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With the Pakistan's Peoples Party victory in the parliamentary elections earlier this month, economic and military changes are underway - and in the future, the country's reputation could change as well. On Saturday, the Pakistani Student Association ...
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.NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - President Mwai Kibaki named opposition leader Raila Odinga as prime minister Sunday, implementing a long-awaited power-sharing deal aimed at resolving a political crisis that left more than 1,000 people dead.

The deal - signed more than a month ago - marks the first time Kenya will have both a president and prime minister. But the working relationship between Kibaki and Odinga, which has been frosty in the past, will determine how long the coalition lasts.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - President Mwai Kibaki named opposition leader Raila Odinga as prime minister Sunday, implementing a long-awaited power-sharing deal aimed at resolving a political crisis that left more than 1,000 people dead...
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>DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - About 1,000 people cheered and marched with a team of 80 athletes and a Cabinet minister participating Sunday in the Tanzania leg of the Olympic torch relay, the flame's only stop in Africa.

Officials have said that they do not expect any of the disruptions that have hit other torch runs in the world. Kenyan Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai, however, pulled out of the relay in Tanzania to protest China's human rights record.

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - About 1,000 people cheered and marched with a team of 80 athletes and a Cabinet minister participating Sunday in the Tanzania leg of the Olympic torch relay, the flame's only stop in Africa. Officials have said that ...
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The former president had planned to meet with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal.
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.JERUSALEM (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter brokered the first Israeli-Arab peace deal, but he's getting a cool reception in Israel during his latest visit to the Mideast.

Israeli leaders are shunning the globe-trotting peacemaker for planning to meet with Khaled Mashaal, the head of Israel's archenemy Hamas, and comparing the Jewish state's policies to apartheid.

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter brokered the first Israeli-Arab peace deal, but he's getting a cool reception in Israel during his latest visit to the Mideast. Israeli leaders are shunning the globe-trotting peacemaker for planning to meet ...
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Tue, 04/15/2008
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.ROME (AP) - Media billionaire Silvio Berlusconi won a decisive victory Monday in Italy's parliamentary election, setting the colorful conservative and staunch U.S. ally on course to his third stint as premier.

The victory in voting Sunday and Monday by parties supporting the 71-year-old Berlusconi avenged his loss two years ago to a center-left coalition.

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ROME (AP) - Media billionaire Silvio Berlusconi won a decisive victory Monday in Italy's parliamentary election, setting the colorful conservative and staunch U.S. ally on course to his third stint as premier. The victory in voting Sunday and Monday ...
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The pope will arrive Tuesday and visit both Washington D.C. and New York.
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.NEW YORK (AP) - A theologian recalls the then-cardinal's deep understanding of Protestantism. A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican was impressed by his interest in all things American.

Those who have met Pope Benedict XVI say the nation should expect a man who knows and admires much about the United States, but also sees a culture in need of moral guidance.

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NEW YORK (AP) - A theologian recalls the then-cardinal's deep understanding of Protestantism. A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican was impressed by his interest in all things American. Those who have met Pope Benedict XVI say the nation should ...
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Wed, 04/16/2008
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.BEIJING (AP) - China demanded an apology from CNN on Tuesday after network commentator Jack Cafferty called the country's leaders a "bunch of goons and thugs" and said its products were "junk."

It was the latest flare-up after Beijing accused Western media of bias in its reporting following violent protests in the Tibetan capital last month. Atlanta-based CNN has been singled out by some Chinese who say overseas news outlets are smearing Beijing.

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BEIJING (AP) - China demanded an apology from CNN on Tuesday after network commentator Jack Cafferty called the country's leaders a "bunch of goons and thugs" and said its products were "junk." It was the latest flare-up after Beijing ...
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