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US Moral Conundrum in Egypt

Protestors march down Young Street, chanting pro-Democracy and anti-Hosni Mubarak slogans, Sunday, Jan. … WASHINGTON – As with Iran 30 years ago, American leaders again are wrestling with the moral conflict between Washington's demands for democracy among its friends and strategic coziness with dictatorial regimes seen as key to stability in an increasingly complex world, particularly the Middle East.

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Pakistan PM declines comment on US man's arrest

Pakistani activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party shout slogans during an anti-US protest, against … ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday declined to comment on the arrest of a US man who shot dead two men in Lahore, saying the matter was being probed by courts and regional authorities.

The US embassy has claimed diplomatic immunity on behalf of Raymond Davis, previ…

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US set to fly thousands of Americans from Egypt

WASHINGTON – The State Department is prepared to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens from Egypt on chartered planes, but is relying largely on friends and families in the U.S. to relay that information to stranded Americans.

Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs told reporters Sunday that she …

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WikiLeaks: U.S. Government Secretly Backed Egyptian Dissidents Plotting Regime Change

Secret U.S. diplomatic dispatches released by the WikiLeaks website seem to suggest that the American Embassy in Cairo was quietly aiding young Egyptian political dissidents who were plotting to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011, the UK’s Telegraph i…

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Clinton says US China Summit MUST Deliver Real Results

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about Lebanon at a news conference in Doha January 11, 2011. … U.S.-China relations are at a critical juncture and a summit between their leaders next week must produce "real action, on real issues" such as trade, climate change and North Korean nuclear proliferation, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.

"It is up to both nations to translate the h…

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Germany Denies it Plans Secret Spy Project with US

Germany's aerospace center denied Monday that it is working with the U.S. on a $270 million high-tech secret spy program, insisting that its plans for a high-resolution optical satellite have purely scientific and security uses.

U.S. State Department cables obtained by WikiLeaks and revealed by Norwe…

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TSA Has Met the Enemy…and It Is Us

How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn?

After nine years of funneling travelers into ever longer lines with orders to have shoes off, sippy cups empty and laptops out for inspection, the most surprising thing about increasingly heated frustrat…

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Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code)

Codex AlimentariusCodex Alimentarius was created in 1962 as a trade Commission by the UN to control the international trade of food. Its initial intentions may have been altruistic but it has been taken over by corporate interests, most notably the pharmaceutical, pesticide, biotechnology and chemical industries.

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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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Codex Alimentarius Effective Dec 31, 2009

Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code)

 Codex Alimentarius was created in 1962 as a trade Commission by the UN to control the international trade of food. Its initial intentions may have been altruistic but it has been taken over by corporate interests, most notably the pharmaceutical, pesticide, biot…

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