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US issues new travel advisory for Haiti

WASHINGTON D.C., United States – The United State is warning Americans about robbery, lawlessness, infectious disease and poor medical facilities in Haiti.


Central African Republic rebels advance as US embassy closes

Fears that rebels will seize control of the Central African Republic's capital are growing, as the US closed its embassy in the country, citing concerns about the security of the personnel. The US ambassador and about 40 diplomats were evacuated from Bangui early on Friday.


Obama pushes for last-ditch fiscal cliff breakthrough in White House talks

Washington geared up for a final effort to avert the fiscal cliff budget crisis on Friday as Barack Obama held crisis talks with congressional leaders and legislators cut short holiday plans to return to Capitol Hill.