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China: Chen can apply to study abroad

China: Chen can apply to study abroad

BEIJING, May 4 (UPI) -- China said Friday blind activist Chen Guangcheng could apply through "normal channels" to study abroad, and a U.S. university offered him a fellowship.
More observers expected in Syria

More observers expected in Syria

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Though violence is continuing in Syria, more than 50 monitors are expected on the ground by the end of the week, a U.S. State Department official said.
Obama uses dissident for human rights talk

Obama uses dissident for human rights talk

BEIJING, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama used Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest in China, as a springboard Monday to discuss human rights in China.

Iran weighs nuclear work ahead of embargo

MOSCOW, April 30 (UPI) -- Iran is studying a proposal offered by Russia to halt some nuclear activity in exchange for protection from European sanctions, an envoy said.

Talks between U.S., Pakistan adjourn

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 28 (UPI) -- High-level talks between the United States and Pakistan have broken down, but diplomats say it's the first step in a long process of repairing the relationship.

U.S. worried by violence in Bahrain

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The United States called on Bahrain to implement recommendations made by an inquiry into last year's predominately Shiite uprising.

U.S., EU press for calm in Sudan

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The United States calls on South Sudan and Sudan to agree to an immediate end to the hostilities and restate their commitment to peace, a spokeswoman said.

Mali leader issues warning to rebels

BAMAKO, Mali, April 13 (UPI) -- Rebels in northern Mali are called on to end their abuses or face military consequences, the country's interim president said.
Pakistan demands end to drone attacks

Pakistan demands end to drone attacks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 13 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials presented demands, including an end to U.S. drone attacks, that may lead to reopening of a NATO supply line to Afghanistan, observers said.

U.S. condemns attack on U.N. in Libya

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for the U.N. Mission in Libya said nobody was hurt in an attack on a U.N. convoy in Benghazi, though Washington expressed deep concern.
U.S.: N. Korean missile launch provocative

U.S.: N. Korean missile launch provocative

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- A missile launch by North Korea would be a provocative act and indicate the regime isn't interested in its international obligations, the White House said.

U.N. condemns Mali coup

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned assaults by rebels in northern Mali and the seizure of the government by military officials.

U.S. follows ECOWAS lead on Mali

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Washington announced it was following the lead of African officials by placing restrictions on supporters of military coup leaders in Mali.

U.S. plans high-level talks with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 4 (UPI) -- A full range of issues is on the agenda when senior U.S. diplomat Thomas Nides meets with Pakistan's foreign minister in Islamabad, the State Department said.

N. Korea moves up military parade

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 3 (UPI) -- North Korea will mix in displays of military might and artistic pageantry when it launches a long-range missile, new agencies in Japan and South Korea say.
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