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COSATU Pressures ANC to Better Working Conditions COSATU Pressures ANC to Better Working Conditions
The spokesman for South Africa’s Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has called on the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to implement policies to better working conditions.About 4,000 delegates of the ANC have gathered in the central city of Bloemfontein to choose a new leadership for the next five years.“What we hope above all is that the conference will focus on the political issues and challenges and not on the leadership election,” said COSATU spokesman Patrick Craven.“The main...
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221 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/16/2012 2:12:33 PM

Transcript: President Obama At Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil Transcript: President Obama At Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil
Enlarge image i President Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil for the shooting victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut. Getty Images President Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil for the shooting victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut. Getty Images Transcript of President Obama's speech at the interfaith vigil in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 16 in honor of the victims of the shootings at...
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221 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/16/2012 8:39:00 PM

Political Bickering Hurts US Economy Political Bickering Hurts US Economy
Continued political bickering in the United States is hurting stock and commodity prices and slowing spending by some U.S. holiday shoppers.Oil was selling at below $89 a barrel Monday, as traders worried that an economic downturn could cut demand for energy.  U.S. stocks were down in early trading, while European and Asian stocks were mixed at the close.  A report Friday showed a decline in consumer confidence, which could hurt the consumer spending that drives most U.S. economic activity.U.S....
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221 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/24/2012 9:03:30 AM

The Polyphonic Spree On World Cafe The Polyphonic Spree On World Cafe
Enlarge image i Steve Wrubel/Courtesy of the artist The Polyphonic Spree. Steve Wrubel/Courtesy of the artist Every Christmas season is accompanied by an abundance of holiday album releases, but few of the artists who make them bother to take the Christmas show on the road. The Polyphonic Spree, however, is not your average band. Formed in Texas by bandleader Tim DeLaughter in 2000, this massive group — the number of members often nudges toward 20 or more — is well-suited to re-imagine popular...
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221 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 12/25/2012 10:00:00 AM

Bomb Explodes Near US Facility in Afghanistan Bomb Explodes Near US Facility in Afghanistan
A suicide car bomber has detonated explosives near a U.S.-run military facility in Afghanistan, killing three civilians.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place on Wednesday near the facility known as Forward Operating Base Chapman.In 2009, seven U.S.Central Intelligence Agency employees and a Jordanian worker were killed at the base in a suicide bombing by an al-Qaida-linked agent.   The facility is located in the eastern city of Khost, a volatile region near the Pakistani...
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222 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/26/2012 1:41:13 AM

Egypt Court to Rule on Mubarak Appeal Over Life Term Egypt Court to Rule on Mubarak Appeal Over Life Term
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak seen in the defendant's cage as a judge reads a verdict, June 2, 2012. x Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak seen in the defendant's cage as a judge reads a verdict, June 2, 2012. ...
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222 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/23/2012 6:46:36 AM

Bhutto's Son Vows to Fight for Democracy in Pakistan Bhutto's Son Vows to Fight for Democracy in Pakistan
The son of Pakistan's slain former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, launched his political career Thursday, vowing to continue his mother's fight for democracy.In a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the leader's death Thursday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his Pakistan People's Party pledged to work for the poor and protect Pakistan against "terrorists." Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto x Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto ​​Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and...
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222 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/27/2012 9:01:05 AM

Shootings Leave Sandy Hook Survivors Rethinking The Odds Shootings Leave Sandy Hook Survivors Rethinking The Odds
People visit a memorial outside the Sandy Hook School on Dec. 15 in Newtown, Conn. Spencer Platt/Getty Images About a month ago, Declan Procaccini's 10-year-old son woke him early in the morning in a fright. "He came into my bedroom and said, 'Dad, I had a horrible, horrible dream!' " Procaccini says. "He was really shaken up. I said, 'Tell me about it,' and he told me he'd had a dream that a teenager came into his classroom at his school and shot all the kids in front of him." Procaccini's son is...
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222 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/27/2012 2:08:00 PM

Obama 'Modestly Optimistic' On Cliff Deal; 'He Won,' Says Graham Obama 'Modestly Optimistic' On Cliff Deal; 'He Won,' Says Graham
President Obama went on the air to levy pressure on Congress Sunday as Senate leaders worked to negotiate a deal to avert the tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." "I was modestly optimistic yesterday, but we don't yet see an agreement," Obama said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press taped on Saturday. "Now the pressure's on Congress to produce." The president continues to make it clear he feels he's reached out to congressional Republicans, as the AP reports: Obama says his...
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222 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/30/2012 8:57:00 AM

In Ethiopia, 10 Convicted of Plotting Attacks In Ethiopia, 10 Convicted of Plotting Attacks
ADDIS ABABA — Ten men were found guilty by an Ethiopian court on Tuesday of plotting attacks against political and economic targets in the Horn of Africa country with the help of Islamist militants from neighboring Somalia. Ethiopia waged an ill-fated war in Somalia in 2006-2009 and sent troops back in 2011 to fight al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab, opening a third front alongside Kenyan troops and an African Union mission. Ethiopia has long been seen by the West as a bulwark against radical Islam in...
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