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Obama calls for action on 'profoundly unequal' economy

President Barack Obama has called for action to remedy what he described as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
BBC: December 5, 2013

Annapolis Celebrates Pantelides Inaugural

Michael Pantelides, the 30-year-old Republican sworn in yesterday as mayor of the heavily Democratic town of Annapolis, took office in a ceremony that set both a bipartisan and ecumenical tone.
WYPR: December 3, 2013

Bob Dylan faces French legal inquiry over Croat remarks

US singer and song writer Bob Dylan has been placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats.
BBC: December 3, 2013

China 'monitored' US bombers in new air zone

China monitored the flight of two US bombers that flew across its newly-declared "air defence identification zone", its defence ministry said.
BBC: November 27, 2013

Spies worry over "doomsday" cache stashed by ex-NSA contractor Snowden

British and U.S. intelligence officials say they are worried about a "doomsday" cache of highly classified, heavily encrypted material they believe former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has stored on a data cloud.
Reuters: November 26, 2013

Opportunity for a Cyprus solution should not be missed, US Ambassador says

The US believes that this is the time to take the courageous step forward and find a solution to the Cyprus problem, the country’s Ambassador in Nicosia John Koenig has said.
Famagusta Gazette: November 25, 2013

Hundreds held over Canada child porn

Police in Canada say 348 people have been arrested and nearly 400 children rescued during a three-year investigation into child pornography.
BBC: November 15, 2013

Obama willing to work with Iran, but Congress is not: expert

As Secretary of State John Kerry works overseas to try to find an agreement on the Iran's nuclear ambitions, his efforts may be stymied by lawmakers back home.
The Voice of Russia: November 14, 2013

US urges eastern Europe to overcome 'old hatreds'

A top US official called on eastern European nations to cast aside "old hatreds and grievances" and work towards reconciliation and democracy for all.
AFP: November 14, 2013

State Department distances itself from Erdogan's Cyprus comments

The US State Department has distanced itself from recent comments by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “there is no country named Cyprus.”
eKathimerini: November 14, 2013