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Republicans Prepare for U.S. Presidential Debate

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 4:36 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican party presidential candidates are scheduled to come together Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California for the first in a series of debates. The debate could be Texas Governor Rick Perry’s first time on the national stage with the full compliment of Republican presidential hopefuls. He left an appearance in […]

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Asian Stocks Higher

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained just over two percent to finish at 8,763. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared nearly one and three-quarters percent to finish the day’s trading at 20,048. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at […]

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Official: Suspected Bomb Kills 9 Outside Indian High Court

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Indian official says a suspected bomb blast outside the High Court building in New Delhi Wednesday killed at least nine people and wounded 45 others. Home Secretary R.K. Singh said an explosive device hidden in a briefcase possibly caused the morning blast. He said it hit as people gathered outside a gate leading […]

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US Oil Firm Apologizes Over Oil Leak in Chinese Waters

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based ConocoPhillips says it will create a fund to mitigate the damage caused by an oil spill off China’s northeastern coast. The oil giant issued a statement Wednesday saying the fund will cover the company’s responsibilities from the three-month oil leak, and to “benefit the general environment” in Bohai Bay. The company did not say […]

Activists Say Syrian Forces Kill 1 in Homs Assault

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:51 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government security forces backed by tanks have killed at least one person in an assault on the central flashpoint city of Homs. The activists said communications and Internet services were cut Wednesday in many parts of the city, which has been a hub for protests against President Bashar al-Assad. The raids […]

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South Korean Envoy Visits Washington to Discuss Pyongyang’s Nukes

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s nuclear envoy Wi Sung-lac visits Washington Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s latest efforts to revive long-stalled talks on its nuclear programs. Wi told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency before his departure that he intends to coordinate opinions on how to move forward on talks with North Korea. He said he wants to talk […]

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Rain Washes Out US Open Play

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The entire men’s and women’s draws at the U.S. Open will be in action Wednesday, after rain soaked the courts in New York and postponed all of Tuesday’s scheduled matches. Combining two days of play into one would allow the tournament to remain on schedule to finish with the women’s final on Saturday followed by […]

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Germany Seeks Trade Deals With ASEAN Members

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s foreign minister says his country sees Southeast Asia as an important growth engine and is eager to conclude free trade pacts with countries in the region. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle made the remark in Berlin Tuesday following a meeting with Surin Pitsuwan, secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Westerwelle said Southeast […]

Yahoo Fires CEO

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 2:42 am (UTC-5)
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Internet company Yahoo fired CEO Carol Bartz Tuesday. In a memo sent to her staff Bartz said, “I am very sad to tell you that I’ve been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s chairman of the board .” Yahoo’s stock price closed at $12.91 Tuesday. That is nearly seven percent higher than when Bartz was […]

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Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts Kill 19 in SW Pakistan

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 2:41 am (UTC-5)
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A pair of suicide bombers attacked the house of a top Pakistani security officer Wednesday in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least 19 people including the officer’s wife. Police said the first attacker detonated his vehicle outside the residence of the deputy head of Pakistan’s paramilitary Frontier Corps in Baluchistan province. After that […]

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