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07 May 2012 Military News

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  • US Foils al-Qaida Airliner Bomb Plot VOA 07 May 2012 -- U.S. officials say they have stopped an al-Qaida bomb plot intended to destroy an airliner heading for the United States.
  • Putin Returns to Kremlin Amid Protests RIA Novosti 07 May 2012 -- Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russian president on Monday in a glittering Kremlin ceremony that took place less than 24 hours after protesters opposed to his rule had battled police in downtown Moscow.
  • Putin Sworn In Amid Controversy Over Protest Violence VOA 07 May 2012 -- Vladimir Putin was sworn in Monday as Russia's president. But the highly choreographed ceremony in the Kremlin's St. Andrew Hall was clouded by events in the Russian capital a day earlier, when police and protesters, during a large opposition demonstration, left dozens injured on both sides.
  • China Criticizes US Role in Dissident Case VOA 07 May 2012 -- Chinese newspapers are stepping up their criticism of dissident Chen Guangcheng, who fled to Beijing last month, and the United States, which harbored him for six days in the embassy.
  • US Secretary of State Meets Key Regional Figure in Indian Politics VOA 07 May 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Indian capital, where she is scheduled to meet the country's highest officials. Clinton is pressing energy-starved India to continue weaning itself off oil imports from Iran.
  • Francois Hollande: France's 'Normal' President-Elect RFE/RL 07 May 2012 -- His detractors call him Monsieur Flanby, after a wobbly caramel pudding.
  • UN envoy: political crisis in Guinea-Bissau worsens citizens' living conditions UN News Centre 07 May 2012 -- The current political crisis in Guinea-Bissau is worsening the living conditions of its citizens, a United Nations envoy said today, stressing that an inclusive sustainable solution among all national stakeholders is needed to put an end to the turmoil.
  • Five Parties, Opposition Bloc Qualify for Seats in Armenian Parliament RIA Novosti 07 May 2012 -- Five political parties and an opposition bloc have passed the election threshold to make in into Armenia's parliament, according to preliminary vote results published by the Central Election Commission on Monday.



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