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Angry Obama Says 'Nyet' on Meeting With Putin

Angry Obama Says 'Nyet' on Meeting With Putin
The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow's stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights.
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Franken-Foods Create Stumbling Block to US-Euro Trade Agreement

Franken-Foods Create Stumbling Block to US-Euro Trade Agreement
Genetically modified foods are creating a stumbling block between the US and European Union as they negotiate a massive free trade agreement. US companies would like to keep their lax regulatory structure, whereas European laws dictate strict labeling and compliance for any food that is genetically engineered.
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Threat Shutters American Embassies in Muslim Countries

Threat Shutters American Embassies in Muslim Countries
An unspecified threat has led the State Department to close embassies and consulates located in Muslim countries throughout the world. Specific information on the threat has not been given, though officials deem the threat very serious.
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Uruguay Moves Forward on Creating Legal Marijuana Market

 Uruguay Moves Forward on Creating Legal Marijuana Market
Uruguay's unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana market was approved by 50 of the 96 lawmakers present in the lower house of Congress just before midnight Wednesday after more than 13 hours of passionate debate.
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Inspector General: $50 Million Contract with Afghanis Lacks Oversight Says

Inspector General: $50 Million Contract with Afghanis Lacks Oversight Says
A contract award made to an organization to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan does not appear to contain basic provisions that would allow the State Department to ensure proper oversight of a project expected to cost U.S. taxpayers $50 million, federal inspectors said Thursday.
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Senate Wants to Sanction Nations 'Helping' Snowden

Senate Wants to Sanction Nations 'Helping' Snowden
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously Thursday to slam sanctions on any country aiding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, marking a serious escalation in a global manhunt which has stoked almost as much international outrage as the US spying scandal itself.
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Yemeni Journalist, Held for Exposing US Drone Strike, Is Freed

Yemeni Journalist, Held for Exposing US Drone Strike, Is Freed
Abdulelah Haider Shaye, a Yemeni journalist who was kept in prison for three years at the request of the Obama administration after he uncovered a deadly U.S. drone strike in which dozens of innocent Yemeni civilians were killed, was finally released from prison on Tuesday.
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Dubai Pardons Rape Victim Charged With Having Sex Outside Marriage

Dubai Pardons Rape Victim Charged With Having Sex Outside Marriage
With her passport back in hand, a Norwegian woman at the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute said Monday that officials dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage in the latest clash between the city's Islamic-based legal codes and its international branding as a Western-friendly haven.
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Mandela 'Steadily Improving' on 95th Birthday

Mandela 'Steadily Improving' on 95th Birthday
South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday with acts of charity on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president's health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment.
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Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
A Swedish professor has nominated NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for revealing the extent of the NSA's vast surveillance program "in a heroic effort at great personal cost."
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