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Chinese Economy Slows Slightly in April-June Period

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s economy grew at a slower pace in the second quarter of 2011, a reflection of the government’s efforts to cool the economy and control inflation. The National Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday that China’s gross domestic product was up by 9.5 percent over the same period a year earlier. That was down from 9.7 […]

North Korea Said Seeking to Co-Host Winter Olympics

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say it is too soon to comment on a report that North Korea would like to co-host the 2018 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to be held in South Korea. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted North Korean Olympic official Jang Ung as saying he hopes his country will be able to […]

Thai Election Commission Fails to Certify Yingluck’s Election

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s election commission has thrown up an obstacle on Yingluck Shinawatra’s path to becoming the nation’s first female prime minister. Ms. Yingluck was among 142 of the 500 winning candidates in this month’s election whose victories were not certified by the commission late Tuesday because of complaints of fraud or other issues. Outgoing Prime Minister […]