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Thousands overwhelm riot police in Armenia

YEREVAN (AFP) – Thousands of protesters occupied a central square in the Armenian capital on Thursday, forcing riot police to withdraw in a show of strength aimed at forcing the government to resign. After holding a rally attended by more than 12,000 people, demonstrators marched through the city to Freedom…

N. Korea to convene parliament in April

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea said on Friday it would call its parliament into session in April, with the eyes of the world on heir apparent Kim Jong-Un’s rise to power in the secretive regime. The fourth session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly will take place in Pyongyang on…

House rejects call for Afghan withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a resolution calling for the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, a war that is facing growing public opposition. The proposal was defeated by a vote of 321-93, but it showed increased opposition compared with March 2010 when a…

Obama defends US evacuation order in Japan

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stand by Japan as it recovers and rebuilds, but defended a decision to go beyond Tokyo’s advice for evacuating Americans near damaged nuclear plants. Obama offered heartfelt sympathy to Japan’s people faced with triple challenges after a mammoth earthquake and tsunami…

West Coast boosts alert for Japan radiation

LOS ANGELES – The United States is boosting radiation monitoring on the West Coast and Pacific territories, as officials forecast that low levels could be detected in California by Friday. While authorities say they do not expect harmful levels, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sending the monitoring units to…

US Congress approves another stopgap budget

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate on Thursday approved the latest in a series of stopgap measures designed to keep the government running, as lawmakers failed to hammer out a definitive federal budget deal. The temporary spending measure, which passed by a vote of 87 to 13, is the sixth-short…

Republicans like Wisconsin governor more than GOP presidential hopefuls

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is more popular among Republicans than the top GOP presidential aspirants, according to a poll released on Thursday. The Republican governor unleashed a wave of protests in Wisconsin after pushing to curb state workers’ union rights. On March 11, Walker signed a bill that was rammed…

NY candidate Jack Davis: Bus blacks to farms to pick crops

Congressional candidate Jack Davis said in a Republican Party endorsement meeting that Latino farmworkers should be deported and that inner-city African-Americans should be bused to farms to pick crops. Several sources who attended the endorsement interview confirmed Davis’ statement to Buffalo News. The remark echoes a similar comment he made…

228 Republicans vote to defund NPR

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Legislation to bar federal funds from being spent on National Public Radio passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday, although its ultimate prospects of becoming policy looked doubtful. HB 1076 passed after morning and afternoon debate sessions and follows recent controversies involving NPR’s executives, and other…

Florida lawmaker resurrects anti-evolution bill

In 2009, Republican Florida state Sen. Stephen Wise failed to pass a bill that would have required intelligent design to be taught in public schools. Wise, who is now chairman of the Senate Education Committee, is at it again, hoping that his resurrected bill will fare better among newly elected…

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