Saturday, May 19, 2012


  • CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Chicago on Saturday for a NATO summit to what could be a chilly reception if a hoped-for deal allowing trucks to again supply alliance troops in Afghanistan fails to materialize.
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  • Tensions between protesters and police heightened Saturday night on the eve of the NATO summit of world leaders, with helmeted police at an evening march using their nightsticks and bicycles to fend off surging demonstrators.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • CHICAGO, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of NATO countries and the security blocs partner nations on Saturday began to descend on Chicago, where the organization is having its 25th summit on Sunday.
  • (Xinhua News Agency)
  • Police and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolled trains and stations Saturday, screening passengers, checking bags and ordering some travelers to toss prohibited items, including cups of coffee.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • KABUL, Afghanistan -- It was what President Barack Obama called a war of necessity, a conflict thrust upon America by the 9/11 attacks.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • On Sunday, the war in Afghanistan is expected to dominate discussions at the NATO summit. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Zardari are both expected to attend the meeting.
  • (CNN)

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