Politics Jan 22

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Mitchell, Holbrooke Named as Diplomatic Envoys

Hours after ordering the closure of the Guantanamo prison within a year, President Barack Obama Thursday named veteran troubleshooters as special envoys to the Middle East and Afghanistan as he moves to repair America's tarnished image abroad.

Thirteen years after war crimes charges were levied against him, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared for the first time Thursday at the U.N.'s tribunal, but he refused to immediately enter pleas on the 11 charges against him.

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