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WikiLeaks: US demanding our Twitter account info

In this June 23, 2010 file photo, a Twitter sign hangs at the offices of Twitter Inc., in San … U.S. officials have issued a subpoena to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, according to court documents obtained Saturday. WikiLeaks says other American Internet companies may also have been ordered to hand over information about its activities.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern …

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US says China must restrain NKorea

A South Korean protester burns a North Korean flag during a rally against North Koreas attack on Yeonpyeong … WASHINGTON – The Obama administration urged China to press North Korea to halt provocative actions against South Korea, after an artillery attack on the South that the U.S. called a "premeditated" violation of the truce that ended the Korean War.

As the isolated North's only ally and main economic …

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US, Russian presidents hold impromptu summit

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in Lisbon, during a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty … ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AFP) – US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, held an unplanned meeting on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Lisbon in an effort to build confidence between the two nations, a White House official announced.

"They were able to go aside into a r…

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Sweden says US has carried out secret surveillance

Big BrotherSTOCKHOLM – People linked with the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm have performed surveillance activities in Sweden without the knowledge of the host nation's authorities, a government officials said Saturday.

The surveillance has been going on since 2000, but Swedish authorities are still not aware of h…

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US, Australia seek to influence China's behavior

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures during a news conference with Australian Foreign … MELBOURNE, Australia – The United States and Australia pledged Saturday to tighten security ties and work together to influence the behavior of an increasingly assertive China.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said their countries would enhan…

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Clinton says US has a stake in Asian security

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi … HANOI, Vietnam – Putting China on notice, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday said the United States has a key stake in increasingly tense territorial disputes between Beijing and its neighbors, as she assured nervous East Asian nations that the U.S. will remain a major power …

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U.S. companies hoarding almost $1 trillion cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies are hoarding almost $1 trillion in cash but are unlikely to spend on expanding their business and hiring new employees due to continuing uncertainty about the strength of the economy, Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday.

As the economy stabilizes companies …

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US: Enemies searching WikiLeaks Iraq papers

A woman walks past a television set displaying Al Jazeera news channel telecasting news coverage on secret … BAGHDAD – U.S. enemies already are combing through data released last week in a trove of Iraq war documents for ways to harm the American military, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Tuesday.

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn called the documents "stolen material" and said they give adv…

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Karzai says his office gets cash from Iran, US

Afghan President Hamid Karzai listens during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 25, … KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that once or twice a year Iran gives his office $700,000 to $975,000 for official presidential expenses - and that Washington also provides "bags of money" because his office lacks funds.

Karzai's comments come a day after The New York …

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American al-Qaida spokesman urges attacks in US

al-QaidaCAIRO – A U.S.-born spokesman for al-Qaida on Saturday urged Muslims living in the United States and Europe to carry out attacks there, calling it a duty and an obligation. In a 48-minute video posted on militant websites, Adam Gadahn directed his appeal to Muslim immigrants in what he called the "m…

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Obama says US a 'pushover' on trade with nations like China

ObamaSEATTLE, Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday the United States had been a pushover on trade with developing nations like China and vowed to drive a tougher bargain for American products.

Obama, on a four-day swing through western states less than two weeks before congressional e…

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US-Saudi arms deal ripples from Iran to Israel

Arms DealDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As American and Saudi officials spent months quietly hammering out a wish list for a mammoth sale of American warplanes and other weapons to the oil-rich kingdom, leaders in Iran were busy publicly displaying their advances in missiles, naval craft and air power.

In on…

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Family Pleads for Soldier's Release

The family of an American solider captured in eastern Afghanistan is pleading for the release their son, and urging him to "stay strong."

Lt. Col. Tim Marsano of the Idaho National Guard issued a statement Friday from the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. airborne infantryman who was taken by th…

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