April

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Oil in the balance in Sudan-South Sudan war

A full scale war may be developing between two key oil-producing countries in Africa, Sudan and South Sudan.

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Afghanistan "strategic partnership" is bad news

The initialing of a draft strategic partnership foreshadows American military involvement stretching at least a decade beyond the projected 2014 withdrawal of combat troops, and perhaps indefinitely.