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Somali pirates seize 2 ships

Posted: 12/29/2009 - A maritime officials say pirates have seized two ships off the coast of Somalia and are holding 45 crew members hostage.

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Israeli defense chief: Iran can build bomb by 2011

Posted: 12/28/2009 - Israel Radio reports that Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Iran will have the technology to build a nuclear bomb early next year and will be able to produce one in 2011.

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New restrictions to add to air-travel headaches

Posted: 12/28/2009 - New security restrictions swiftly implemented following a botched attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day will make air travel more burdensome and could discourage some business fliers - key customers for the airlines.

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Napolitano says airline security system failed

Posted: 12/28/2009 - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the aviation security system failed when a young man on a watch list with a U.S. visa in his pocket and a powerful explosive hidden on his body was allowed to board a fight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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Military center to track Santa's sleigh ride

Updated: 12/23/2009 - The people who monitor air and space threats against the U.S. and Canada will be on special alert later today, looking for the target they only get to track once a year.

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US: Arms talks with Russia to drag into 2010

Posted: 12/23/2009 - The United States has confirmed that it will be unable to clinch a deal this year with Russia on a successor to their expired nuclear arms control treaty.

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Senate starts early morning votes on health care

Posted: 12/22/2009 - The Senate is at work unusually early and voting on health care as Democrats zero in on their goal of passing President Barack Obama's signature issue by Christmas.

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McCain says sanctions have to be tried with Iran

Posted: 12/21/2009 - GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the United States must try sanctions to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon before considering other options like a military attack.

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Top US officer: Force must be option for Iran

Posted: 12/21/2009 - The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says military force would have only limited effect in stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons but must remain an option.

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Witnesses: Protests at funeral for Iranian cleric

Posted: 12/21/2009 - Witnesses say security forces are clamping down in Iran's holy city of Qom (KOHM), where massive crowds have turned out for the funeral of the country's most senior dissident cleric.

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North Korea confirms Kim received Obama letter

Posted: 12/18/2009 - North Korea is confirming that its leader Kim Jong Il has received a personal letter from President Barack Obama, though it's not divulging its contents.

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Suspected US drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

Posted: 12/18/2009 - Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone missile strike has killed three militants in Pakistan's lawless tribal area near the Afghan border.

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