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    G20 Commits to Deficit Reduction Time Line

    Leaders of the Group of 20 meeting in Toronto, Canada have agreed that the world’s most advanced industrialized countries should reduce their budget deficits by half within three years, with further steps to cut debt relative to economic output by 2016. The G20, which includes major industrialized powers in the Group of Eight plus developing… Keep Reading…

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    Canada Calls for Billions More In G8 Aid For Maternal Health

    Leaders of the G8 and other groups Friday pledged billions of dollars over the next five years to help cut the number of women who die in childbirth around the world.  Critics say governments have not fully delivered the money promised on this issue at previous international gatherings.   Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said… Keep Reading…

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    Obama Urges Continued Stimulus Spending

    President Barack Obama is urging G-8 and G-20 nations to work together on steps already taken to repair and strengthen the global economy. The president arrived in Toronto for the G-8 and G-20 summits strengthened by U.S. lawmakers who reached an agreement that would send a sweeping financial system reform bill to the president’s desk…. Keep Reading…

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    China’s Global Media Push Includes Broadcasts to Suburban Washington

    China broadcast radio station to America operating from Washington, DC suburban area By Laurel Bowman At a time when Western media companies are cutting back, Chinese government-run news services are expanding rapidly. The Chinese effort includes weekday broadcasts from a small radio station, just outside of Washington, DC. Here on nine acres that used to… Keep Reading…

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    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning co-star in new film about the groundbreaking all-girl rock band of the 1970s

     Girls Prove They Can Rock in ‘The Runaways’  By Alan Silverman They hit the music scene 35 years ago with a burst of teenaged energy and budding sexuality. Their story begins in 1974 outside a music club on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when 16-year-old Joan Larkin adopted her stage name and screwed up her courage to… Keep Reading…

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    Caesarean Deliveries at All-Time High in US

    By Vidushi Sinha Dr. Mutahar Fauzia (L) uses an ultrasound machine to check on the development of Laiqa Ahmed’s unborn child Newly released data by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show an alarming increase in caesarean deliveries in the United States. And a recent global survey by the World Health Organization… Keep Reading…

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    Haiti’s PM in Canada for International Meeting on Earthquake Recovery

    Haiti’s Prime Minister Jean-Max Belerive is in Canada for an international meeting to plan Haiti’s recovery, while aid workers continue to struggle to deliver badly needed food, water and medical supplies after a massive earthquake nearly two weeks ago.   Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hosting Monday’s meeting in Montreal.  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary… Keep Reading…

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    Experts Divided Over Internet Changes to Language

    Rachel Abrams Since the first web browser appeared on computer screens in 1994, the Internet has radically changed global communication.  With instant access to messaging and email, the ability to circulate commentary and opinion has revolutionized the way people communicate.  This has had an affect on language and writing, but people still debate the scope… Keep Reading…

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    Obama Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Paula Wolfson U.S. President Barack Obama is leading the nation in honoring the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. In a church where Martin Luther King preached more than 50 years ago, President Obama talked about the past, the present and the future. He spoke about the struggles… Keep Reading…

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    US to Release Report on Failed Airplane Bomb Plot

    The White House is set to share more details Thursday on the intelligence failures that led to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. jetliner. Spokemsan Robert Gibbs says officials will release a declassified account of a probe into a Nigerian man’s alleged attempt to detonate explosives on a flight as it approached Detroit. … Keep Reading…

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    Google Debuts New Mobile Phone

    U.S. search engine giant unveils first mobile phone, competing for share of ‘smartphone’ market dominated by Apple’s iPhone Photo: AP The Nexus One phone from Google Inc. is shown at a demonstration in Mountain View, California, 05 Jan 2010 U.S. search engine giant Google has unveiled its first mobile phone in an effort to compete… Keep Reading…

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    VOA’s Albanian-language TV Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Ditari, the Voice of America’s (VOA) popular Albanian-language TV news program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, with leaders of Albania and Kosovo praising the daily show for its comprehensive news and information. “I watch VOA Albanian because it is the only media that reports on all the Albanians, whether in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia or the… Keep Reading…

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