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Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro
AP PHOTOS: Thousands gather to remember Mandela
They gathered by the tens of thousands in a Soweto soccer stadium, braving a cold rain to pay respects to Nelson Mandela: world leaders, family members and South Africans whose lives he helped change in his decades-long fight against apartheid. The list of dignitaries was long, ranging from President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro. And a handshake between those two men epitomized the spirit of reconciliation Mandela came to represent.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:08:53 -0500
Ukraine leader slams opposition calls for revolution
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday slammed opposition calls for revolution as a "threat to national security" in a meeting with predecessors called in a bid to defuse an escalating standoff over a rejected EU pact. "Calls for a revolution pose a threat to national security," he told ex-leaders Leonid Kuchma, Leonid Kravchuk and Viktor Yushchenko in the landmark meeting. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:06:17 -0500
AP Source: GM names Mary Barra CEO
DETROIT (AP) A person briefed on the matter says General Motors' board has named product development chief Mary Barry as the company's next CEO. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:05:38 -0500
Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize
Mandela memorial service: Live Report
Boos, jeers humiliate South Africa's Zuma at Mandela memorial
By David Dolan JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma was booed and jeered at a memorial to anti-apartheid legend Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a major public humiliation in front of other world leaders six months before national elections. The hostile reaction from the thousands-strong unruly crowd erupted as Zuma prepared to address the high-profile ceremony in Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium bringing together leaders from around 90 countries. Zuma, who has ruled Africa's biggest economy since 2009, had been hoping to get a boost from the wave of national emotion triggered by Mandela's death on Thursday, aged 95. His African National Congress (ANC) government has been facing violent labour unrest and protests over persisting poverty, crime and unemployment.
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Libya militia to open oil terminals in December
CAIRO (AP) The Libyan militia that shut down most of the country's oil terminals for months causing the loss of millions of dollars says terminals will reopen on Dec. 15. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:02:56 -0500
Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts'
Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls