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UN: World Food Prices Drop
ROME (AP) — A United Nations agency says prices of basic foods fell by 1.5 percent last month, with the international prices of all commodities except dairy products dropping.
The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization said Thursday that the decline puts the value of its November index ne…
UN Says World Has 6 Billion Cell Phone Subscribers
GENEVA (AP) — The world now has nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as inhabitants.
The U.N. telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 — roughly one for 86 of every 100 people.
In a report Thursday, the International Telecommunication Union said China alone ac…
Obama Condemns Violence Tied To Anti-Muslim Film
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning an anti-Muslim film and the violence in the Middle East that has followed its release, saying there is "no speech that justifies mindless violence."
Obama says in a speech Tuesday before the U...
President Obama To Address UN Today
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world, calling it a defining choice "between the forces that would drive us apart and the hopes we hold in common."
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UN General Assembly Has Full Plate This Week
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicts that this week's session of the U.N. General Assembly and its sideline events will be among the busiest ever, reflecting "the tumultuous time in which we live.
President Barack Obama and more than 120 other presidents, prime minis…
Iran Urges West To Take Action On Anti-Islam Film
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader is urging the West to show it respects Muslims by blocking a film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad and has touched off rage across the Islamic world.
State TV quotes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying Western leaders must prove they are not "acco…
Nissan Recalls 51,000 cars After Steering Fault
HELSINKI (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says it is recalling 51,000 cars worldwide after a defect caused a steering wheel in one of its models sold in Finland to become detached.
Nissan Nordic Europe spokeswoman Taina Erkkila says the defect likely would mean replacing parts in some 600 recalled vehic…
Mitt Romney Picks Paul Ryan As Vice-Presidential Running Mate
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate.
The candidate made his announcement to supporters via a phone app, saying
"Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul Ryan."
Romney and Ryan are kicking off a four-day bus tour that will…
Olympic Opening Ceremony
LONDON (AP) — There will be monarchs, presidents, prime ministers — and David Beckham. Friday's opening ceremony for the London Olympics is an A-list affair.
Among the 60,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium will be Queen Elizabeth II — who as British head of state will officially…

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