Tag Archives: United States

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More than half of Amazon tree species seen at risk of extinction

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South America's vast Amazon region harbours one of the world's most diverse collection of tree species, yet more than half may be at risk…

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Cameron sees U.N. resolution on Syria action as key moment

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said the United Nations Security Council's resolution to redouble action against Islamic State in Syria was an significant moment, strengthening his bid to…

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Russia gave U.S. advance notice of Syria strikes several times since Paris attacks – U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia has given the United States advance notice before it conducts air strikes in Syria at least three times since last week's attacks in Paris, a U.S….

Israeli spy Pollard set free from U.S. prison – Israeli PM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released from prison in the United States on Friday after being behind bars since his arrest in 1985, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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U.N. panel accuses Iran of cracking down on freedom of expression

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Thursday criticized Iran for cracking down on activists, journalists & dissidents & its increased use…

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With precision and power, Todd Haynes captures 'Carol'

NEW YORK (AP) — Subtle & gorgeous, Todd Haynes' period romance "Carol" swells & staggers with the tremors of an unexpected love. The setting (1950s New York) & the characters…

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Republicans clash with Obama over Syria refugee program

US lawmakers forged ahead Wednesday with efforts to freeze White House plans to resettle Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks, despite President Barack Obama's veto threat. Seizing upon fears one…

David Beckham named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Retired English soccer star David Beckham, an international celebrity both on & off the field, was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive," on Tuesday. "It's a…

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Some facts about HIV in the United States

Some facts approximately HIV, from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: —About 1.2 million people in the United States, & 35 million people globally, are estimated to be living…

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France, Russia strike Islamic State; Hollande, Putin to meet

By Chine Labbé & Crispian Balmer PARIS (Reuters) – France & Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, punishing the group for attacks in Paris & against a…