Monday, May 21, 2012


  • CHICAGO (Reuters) - NATO set an irreversible course out of Afghanistan on Monday but President Barack Obama admitted the Western alliances plan to end the deeply unpopular war in 2014 was fraught with peril.
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  • David Farr awoke on the ground of a NATO protester camp in Woodlawn on Monday, damp, cold and ready to go home. Farr, 19, arrived Thursday night on a bus from Portland, Ore.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • (CNN)-- The U.S. ambassador to NATO says the alliance has no plans for military intervention in the Syrian crisis, as reports of deaths mount by the dozens and diplomatic efforts have yet to stymie the bloodshed.
  • (CNN)
  • CHICAGO Activists who staged a massive protest march at the NATO summit here Sunday vowed to bring thousands of demonstrators to Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention.
  • (The News & Observer)
  • CHICAGO — NATO leaders ratified an agreement Monday to turn over control of Afghanistan's security to its own troops by the middle of 2013, endorsing a plan backed by the Obama administration to phase out the U.S.
  • (Washington Times)
  • As President Barack Obama and fellow NATO leaders herald the coming end of the deeply unpopular Afghanistan war, they face the grim reality of two more years of fighting ahead and more of their troops sure to die in combat.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • With an eye to withdrawing their combat forces from Afghanistan by 2014, NATO leaders Monday approved a US-promoted plan to shift the command of combat operations to Afghan forces by mid-2013.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • CHICAGO — President Barack Obama says Afghanistan is on track to place the entire countrys security under the lead of Afghan forces in 2013, relegating U.S.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • MIAMI -- South Floridas chapters of the Occupy protest movement have generally been overshadowed by their larger siblings in cities such as New York and Oakland, Calif.
  • (Sacramento Bee)

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