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Official: Deadly clashes in northern Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan official says several people have been killed and injured in fighting between rival ethnic groups in the country’s north. Marsabit county governor Ukur Yatani said there were “many casualties” but could not immediately provide an exact toll of Saturday’s violence. Best news photos of the week “Star…

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Hagel Arrives In Afghanistan, Has No Plans To Meet With Karzai

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel landed in Afghanistan Saturday for a surprise visit with the troops. Despite the fact that the U.S. and Afghanistan are at odds over a security agreement that allows U.S. troops to remain in the country past 2014, Hagel has no plans to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has refused to sign the security ...

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation’s economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key stimulus effort this month. In its report Friday, the Labor Department said that the nation’s employers added 203,000 non-farm ...

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Pentagon Approves $1.1 Billion Raytheon Missile Sale To Saudi Arabia

See Also WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has approved the sale of more than 15,000 Raytheon Co anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia under two separate deals valued at nearly $1.1 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, notified Congress on Thursday that it had approved Saudi Arabia’s request for nearly 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked wire-guided (TOW) ...

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Pentagon Approves $1.1 Billion Raytheon Missile Sale To Saudi Arabia

See Also WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has approved the sale of more than 15,000 Raytheon Co anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia under two separate deals valued at nearly $1.1 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, notified Congress on Thursday that it had approved Saudi Arabia’s request for nearly 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked wire-guided (TOW) ...

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation’s economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key stimulus effort this month. In its report Friday, the Labor Department said that the nation’s employers added 203,000 non-farm ...

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Obama Traveling To South Africa For Mandela Memorial

(Adds more Carney comments) WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to participate in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died on Thursday. Obama’s exact schedule was as yet unclear, the White House said. It was not yet known whether Obama would give public remarks while in ...

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Obama Traveling To South Africa For Mandela Memorial

(Adds more Carney comments) WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to participate in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died on Thursday. Obama’s exact schedule was as yet unclear, the White House said. It was not yet known whether Obama would give public remarks while in ...

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Jordan takes UN seat rejected by Saudi Arabia

The UN General Assembly has elected Jordan to the Security Council to replace Saudi Arabia, which had rejected the seat in an unprecedented act to protest the council’s failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. Arab countries chose Jordan on Friday as a replacement, and Asian nations endorsed it to take…

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Jordan takes UN seat rejected by Saudi Arabia

The UN General Assembly has elected Jordan to the Security Council to replace Saudi Arabia, which had rejected the seat in an unprecedented act to protest the council’s failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. Arab countries chose Jordan on Friday as a replacement, and Asian nations endorsed it to take…

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