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Haiti President Seeks UN Funds To Rebuild Country
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Haiti's president is urging the United Nations to divert some of the billions of dollars it spends yearly on peacekeeping efforts to infrastructure projects, job creation and poverty alleviation.
Michel Martelly says officials need to think about sustainable development inst…
Rockets Hit Israel As Obama To Meet Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) — On the second day of a Mideast tour, U.S. President Barack Obama is set to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored when militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel.
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U.S. Officials: North Korea Poses Serious Threat
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of National Intelligence says an unpredictable North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and missile programs, stands as a serious threat to the United States and East Asia nations.
James R. Clapper delivered that sober assessment Tuesday in testimony to the Senate In…
Pope Recalls ‘Joy’ Of Papacy, And Difficulties
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has recalled moments of "joy and light" during his papacy but also times of great difficulty in an emotional, final general audience in St. Peter's Square before retiring.
Benedict thanked his cardinals, colleagues and ordinary faithf…
What We Know About Pope Benedict’s Resignation
In stunning news, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday morning from the Vatican that he will resign his position as head of the Catholic Church, effective on February 28. This has already set off a flurry of speculation, largely because no pope has voluntarily done so since the year 1415.
The news is s…

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