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A Pope John Paul II statue is displayed in a tailor shop window in RomeVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Roman Catholic cardinals will start their conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict on March 12, the Vatican said on Friday, with no clear favorite to take charge of the troubled Church. Benedict's surprise abdication last month has already brought most of the world's cardinals to the Vatican for discussions on the problems facing the 1.2 billion-member Church, and to decide on the profile of the man they want to lead them. ...


Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, VirginiaKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan Friday for his first visit as Pentagon chief, saying that there are plenty of challenges ahead as NATO hands over the country's security to the Afghans.


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Hiring picked up briskly in February and the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low as the recovery gained momentum.
 
 
 

Famed economist Jim O'Neill spotted the enormous potential of four developing countries. So where are the next big hits?

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Leaders from around the world gathered in Caracas to bid farewell to late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, as lines of supporters could be seen outside the military chapel where the leader's remains lie.

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What's News: Thousands of mourners attend the funeral for President Hugo Chavez, the Federal Reserve's latest "stress test" show banks are on the mend, McDonald's posts lackluster sales and a poll of how many Americans would eat horse meat. Photo: AP

The Dow industrials advanced, looking to cap their biggest weekly gain in two months, after February job growth topped economists' expectations.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, described by U.S. officials as a 47-year-old former teacher and preacher, pleaded not guilty in federal court to conspiring to kill U.S. citizens.

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Greater-than-forecast jobs growth in the U.S. sparked selling in safe-haven Treasury bonds, sending benchmark yields to an 11-month high.

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As crowds gather for Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez's funeral, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies professor Dr. John Roett discusses what's next for Venezuela. Photo: Getty Images.

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin’s steady and seemingly solid political structure, under pressure from within and without, is undergoing a renovation that could remake the whole edifice, if it doesn’t crack open first. Few seem to understand how this will turn out, or what their places will be in it when it’s done.
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VATICAN CITY — The College of Cardinals will convene Tuesday to begin the formal process of selecting a new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, the Vatican announced Friday.
In their eighth general congregation, or pre-conclave meeting, the cardinals voted to start the conclave on the afternoon of March 12, after a morning “pro eligendo Romano Pontifice” Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
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