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Romney wins in NH, Ron Paul runs second

STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press= CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, improving on his first-place finish in last week’s Iowa caucuses and firmly establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination. “Tonight we made history,” Romney told cheering supporters before pivoting to a stinging denunciation of President ...

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Have you ever thought about traveling to Brazil?

Something different is happening in the travel industry; people are learning more about different cultures and seeking out opportunities for authentically rich travel experiences. In the Bay Area especially, where we are exposed to many different languages, cultures, foods – it shapes the way a traveler chooses his travelling experiences. Thinking of those travelers, a new tour company that specializes ...

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for Cyprus resolution before July 1

Athens – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called upon Greek and Turkish Cypriots to resolve their differences before July 1, when Cyprus takes over the rotating European Union presidency, in a letter published Tuesday. This would pave the way for an international conference to overcome the division of Cyprus, Ban wrote to the island’s Greek and Turkish leaders in a ...

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Brazilian town with mighty waterfalls

SHARE AND DISCUSSTweetInto the wild Think Brazil and most people would be instantly transported to a land of pristine beaches, littered with stunning figures, the hedonistic carnival, samba drums, the magnificent Christ The Redeemer and perhaps the notorious favelas. It’s what we’ve all imagined Brazil to be like, courtesy Hollywood and lately, a bunch of reality TV shows. After spending ...

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Top Obama aide Daley steps down, budget chief takes over

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced an election year shake-up at the White House on Monday, choosing budget director Jack Lew to replace chief of staff Bill Daley, who resigned after a troubled one-year tenure. The switch at the top of the White House power chain comes as Obama prepares for a tough re-election battle that will require support ...

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Iraq: 16 Killed in Multiple Attacks

Related Times Topic: Iraq Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. At least 16 people were killed across Iraq on Monday in car bombings, assassinations, roadside bomb blasts and attacks on security forces. The rash of seemingly unconnected attacks stoked fears that disparate insurgent groups from around Iraq are trying to sow sectarian violence ...

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Malaysia’s Anwar acquitted, vows to win elections

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted on Monday in a stunning climax to a two-year sodomy trial and quickly set his sights on ousting the long-ruling coalition in upcoming polls. The unexpected decision set off pandemonium at the Kuala Lumpur High Court where Anwar — a former deputy premier who was sacked in 1998 and jailed on earlier sodomy ...

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Analysis: Iraq’s plight imperils US goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq’s troubled start to life without U.S. forces calls into question the Obama administration’s assertion that it has wound down America’s long war responsibly: at least 78 killed in blasts across the country in a single day last week, a protracted political crisis with no end in sight, top political leaders accusing each other of monstrous criminality. ...

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U.S. Obligated To Take Iran Dispute To International Arbitration

Article by WN.com Guest Writer Sherwood Ross It may come as a surprise to Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum but the U.S. is obligated under international law to the peaceful resolution of its grievance against Iran. Santorum has criticized President Obama’s attempt to negotiate with Iran and, according to The Christian Science Monitor, “called for increased covert ...

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