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Peace, Stability Of Country Rests With You – Mogae Tells Ghanaians

A former President of Botswana, Mr Festus Gontebanye Mogae, says Ghanaians have their destiny in their own hands to ensure that they maintain the peace and stability of the country before, during and after the December elections. He cautioned that transparency and good management of the electoral processes were very critical at this stage because any mistake, however unintended, could ...

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French and US scientists win Nobel Physics prize

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for work in quantum physics that could one day open the way to revolutionary computers. The pair, both 68, were honoured for pioneering optical experiments in “measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems,” the Nobel Physics jury said in its citation. “Their groundbreaking methods ...

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Kosovo woes will delay Serbia’s EU bid: EU diplomats

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Serbia’s troubled relations with Kosovo will force it to wait longer to start membership talks with European Union, EU diplomats said on Tuesday. In its annual report Wednesday on countries lining up to join the EU, the European Commission is expected to say the former Yugoslav state has not done enough to mend ties with its former ...

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Gaddafi’s son will receive a fair trial at home, Libya says

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Libya can guarantee the son of its former dictator a fair trial, Libyan government lawyers said on Tuesday at a hearing on whether Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should face justice at home or at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Accusations by ICC defense lawyers acting for Muammar Gaddafi’s son that he was physically mistreated by Libyan authorities ...

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Georgian tycoon expects NATO entry after poll victory

TBILISI (Reuters) – The billionaire who is likely to become Georgia’s next prime minister said on Tuesday he was confident the former Soviet republic would soon join NATO. Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili (L) shakes hands with Georgia’s Prime Minister nominee and Georgian Dream coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Tbilisi, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/David ...

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Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Military Force

The death of Ambassador Chris Stevens at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the breaching of our embassy walls in Cairo, Egypt, might have unified our politicians in a common cause similar to the way they came together for the short time right after 9/11. Unfortunately, because this is a presidential election year, this was not the case. Instead, ...

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