Mexican Police Find Stolen Truck with Radioactive Cargo

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_5f1806bab2.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (VIENNA) -- Mexican authorities said a stolen truck carrying "extremely dangerous" material used in medical treatment was located Wednesday. The nuclear waste, however, had been removed. Using radioactive detectors, authorities located 40 grams of Cobalt-60 about a half-mile away from the truck's container, according to Juan Eibenschutz, director of the Mexican Nuclear Agency.

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Truck Carrying Radioactive Material Stolen in Mexico

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_5f1806bab2.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (VIENNA) -- A truck carrying "extremely dangerous" material used in medical treatment has been stolen in Mexico, officials said. The truck was transporting cobalt-60 from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage facility when it was stolen in Tepojaco near Mexico City Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement. 

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Detained US War Vet Served in Secret Unit with Korean Partisans

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_1c80748828.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The military records of Merrill Newman confirm that the 85-year-old Korean War veteran served in a special forces unit that advised Korean partisans who fought in North Korea behind enemy lines. Newman has been held by North Korean authorities since Oct. 26 when he was taken off an airliner that was to take him to South Korea.  He had just ended a two-week trip to North Korea.

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Majority of Americans Sour on US Role in the World

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_4fe7d1c392.jpgNatallia Hudyma/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- More Americans than not believe the nation is less important and powerful in global affairs than it was a decade ago. According to a Pew Research Center poll, 53 percent hold this view, the first time in nearly 40 years that a majority of the general public feels the U.S. has a less powerful role in the world.  Only 20 percent of Americans expressed the same opinion a decade ago.

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NATO Wants Post-War Deal in Afghanistan or No Deal on Troops

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_082a9a3e3a.jpgMatthewBrosseau/Thinkstock (BRUSSELS) -- If the Obama administration is forced to invoke the "zero option" in Afghanistan, it also means there'll be zero NATO troops in the country after 2014. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen made that promise during a briefing in Brussels Tuesday as he strongly urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to stop hedging and sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the U.S.

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