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Americans Train Ugandans For Somalia Mission

KAKOLA, Uganda (AP) — American military advisers in Uganda are drawing on lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan to help train African Union soldiers to fight Somalia’s most powerful insurgent group, al-Shabab. Earlier this year, a small contingent of U.S. Marines joined American military contractors at a training base nestled in Uganda’s rolling countryside about 2 1/2 hours drive from ...

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Gay Marriage Statism = Obamacare Statism (Part II)

Thanks to those of you who flattered me with email and Facebook responses to my recent posts (response to Jonah Goldberg and original post) on Marriage Statism vs. Health Care Statism. Three comments I’d like to call out and respond to. And then one new piece of information. Comments: 1) This sentence from Arian Pirayesh is golden and succinctly presents ...

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Syria Violence In Lebanon: Unrest Spills Into Tripoli, Lebanon

A Sunni gunman fires during clashes, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Monday May 14, 2012. Street battles pitting Lebanese Sunnis who generally support the Syrian uprising, against Alawite supporters of Assad’s regime killed at least one person Monday, raising the death toll to four since Sunday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled ...

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EU concern as Greek political paralysis continues

AFP – Debt-laden Greece headed into a second week of political paralysis Monday after emergency talks between party leaders failed to forge a unity cabinet and avert new elections, amid growing EU concern. Discussions under 82-year-old President Carolos Papoulias will resume at 1630 GMT but chances of a breakthrough appear slim, with none of the protagonists looking likely to back ...

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Dalai Lama Poison Plot: China Denies Plans To Assassinate Tibetan Leader

BEIJING — China accused the Dalai Lama of being deceitful Monday after he reportedly alleged that Chinese agents trained Tibetan women to assassinate him by planting poison in their hair for him to touch during blessings. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the Tibetan spiritual leader’s allegations, reported in the London-based Sunday Telegraph newspaper, were not worth refuting, but added that ...

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EU Imposes New Syria Sanctions

By LAURENCE NORMAN BRUSSELS—The European Union imposed a fresh round of sanctions on Syria on Monday because of the continued violence, while some officials expressed frustration with the length of time it was taking United Nations mission leader Kofi Annan to establish a…

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EU ministers mull Euro 2012 boycott of Ukraine

SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press= BRUSSELS (AP) — EU foreign ministers are considering a possible boycott of this year’s European football championship matches in Ukraine to protest the alleged abuse of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. Officials said no formal decision was expected at a ministerial meeting on Monday. Instead, ministers would agree to a coordinated approach to a boycott, said ...

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Another search, another fruitless day with villagers

MUCHAI KALAY, Afghanistan A dozen men gathered around the U.S. troops who had come to their village on a bright morning to inquire about the bloody events of a week earlier. A pair of insurgents had ambushed two soldiers on patrol with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment in this farming village on April 12. The area, 15 miles from ...

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