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06 November 2009 

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Recently, several Russian bombers spent time in Venezuela and, for many, revived images of the Cold War such as the 1962 Cuban missile crisis
ecretary Gates speaks in front of the US Embassy in Kabul, 17 Sep 2008
Defense Secretary Gates' visit to Afghanistan illustrated the complexity of the interlocking problems the U.S. is trying to tackle in the country
Pakistanis in town of Multan protest US strikes in country's northwest, 12 Sept 2008
U.S. policy toward Pakistan has focused on democracy building and combating terrorism.  Washington hopes that new leadership in Islamabad will further these goals
As members of Pakistan's parliament prepare to elect a new president on Saturday, violence in the country's tribal areas and unrest among the nation's lawyers continue
Combination of two pictures shows (L) Radovan Karadzic on phone in Banja Luka in 1995, and (R) recent picture of Radovan Karadzic in Belgrade
Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic is scheduled to appear on Friday [8/29/08] before the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague
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