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Tokyo Stocks, Dollar Down

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese share prices ended lower Friday, while the dollar slipped against the yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost two-thirds of a percent , to close at 9,492. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.68 yen, down two-tenths of a yen from late Thursday. The Taipei market gained six-tenths of a percent , to close […]

Gates Meets with U.S. Allies at Asian Security Conference

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is meeting with several of his Asian counterparts Friday in Singapore, ahead of the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference. After meeting with Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen, the two issued a joint statement praising what they called their two countries’ excellent and longstanding bilateral defense relationship. Ng […]

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US Lists 2 Kenyans as Drug Kingpins

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has added two Kenyans, including a member of parliament, to its list of drug kingpins who face sanctions. Being added to the list means parliamentarian Tharun Mwau and businesswoman Naima Nyakinywa are now denied access to U.S. financial institutions and barred from transactions with U.S. businesses and individuals. A recent report by […]

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Mladic Set to Make First Appearance at War Crimes Tribunal

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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After 16 years on the run, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic is set to make his first appearance Friday before the U.N war crimes tribunal at The Hague to answer charges of genocide during the Bosnian war. Mladic was once a burly, intimidating figure on the battlefield. But now he is in frail health […]

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Dallas Mavericks Stages Thrilling Comeback to Tie NBA Finals

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Dallas Mavericks rallied from a 15-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to beat the host Miami Heat 95-93 Thursday in game two of the National Basketball Association championship series. The Heat held an 88-73 lead with more than six minutes left in regulation when the Mavericks went on a 17-2 run to tie […]

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Four Killed in Wales Refinery Explosion

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a Chevron oil refinery in Wales has killed four workers and seriously injured another. Authorities said the blast occurred Thursday as maintenance work was being done on a 730-cubic-meter storage tank. There was no immediate explanation for the explosion, which sent billowing plumes of black smoke into the sky although firefighters quickly […]

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