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ADB Says Asia’s Food Security Hinges on Modernization of Farm-to-Market Chains

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A new Asian Development Bank study says Asia’s ability to keep food prices under control and ensure long-term regional food security will require the region’s farm-to-market supply chains to become more efficient and cost-effective. Bindu Lohani, an ADB vice president, said Monday that Asia faces a formidable challenge of feeding 5 billion people by 2030. […]

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ADB Says Asian Growth ‘On Track’ in 2013

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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A new report from the Asian Development Bank says lagging Asian economies should pick up steam in the coming year. The latest Asian Development Outlook Supplement predicts that developing Asia will post growth of 6.0 percent in 2012 and 6.6 percent in 2013, about a tenth of a percentage point lower than anticipated in October. […]

EU Diplomat Pledges Closer Ties to Central Asia

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union’s foreign policy chief is pledging closer ties with Central Asia, especially in economic cooperation and on security issues. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton held a joint news conference Tuesday with Kyrgyzstan’s foreign minister, Erlan Abdyldayev. Speaking in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, Ashton said the EU supports […]

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Obama Presses Cambodia PM on Rights

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials describe as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy National Security […]

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Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy national security […]

Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy national security […]

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Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Cambodia, where he will meet with leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations – ASEAN. Mr. Obama is scheduled to meet Monday evening with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The White House says the president will raise U.S. concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record. The U.S. […]

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Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has told Burma that government reforms have just begun and have much further to go, in the first visit to the country by a serving U.S. president. In a speech Monday at the University of Rangoon, Mr. Obama said he had come to keep his promise and extend “the hand of […]

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Obama Meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has met with Burmese President Thein Sein and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in the country’s main city of Rangoon, in the first visit to the country by a serving U.S. president. After an hour-long meeting Monday, Mr. Obama, with President Thein Sein at his side, told reporters that the […]

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Obama Meets with Burma President in Rangoon

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has met with Burmese President Thein Sein in the country’s main city, Rangoon, in the first visit to the country by a serving U.S. president. After the hour-long meeting Monday, Mr. Obama, with President Thein Sein at his side, told reporters that the process of democratic and economic reform in the […]

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