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Apple Opens First Store in Hong Kong

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 3:22 am (UTC-5)
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Apple Incorporated opened its first store in Hong Kong Saturday, with hundreds of fans of the electronics giant pouring in on the first day. The store, located on two floors in Hong Kong’s upscale International Financial Center Mall, is Apple’s sixth outlet in China. It launched just a day after the doors opened on another […]

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IMF: Global Economy Hit By Crisis of Confidence

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the International Monetary Fund says the global economy is in the grip of a “crisis of confidence” and urged nations to move quickly to restore job-creating economic growth. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde spoke Friday, as finance ministers and central bankers from around the world gathered in Washington for three days of […]

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Japan Prepares to Send Peacekeepers to South Sudan

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Prime Minister says his government is taking steps to deploy troops to South Sudan for peacekeeping duties. Friday, Yoshihko Noda told the UN General Assembly that Japan will extend support for nation-building efforts in South Sudan, as well as the consolidation of peace in the region. A Japanese survey team is expected to head […]

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China Officials Punished After Tourist Beaten

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media said Saturday that six local officials were punished after a tourist was dragged from his Beijing hotel, beaten, and dumped on the side of a road after being mistaken for a petitioner. The official Xinhua news agency said Zhao Zhipei, a tourist from Luoyang in Henan province, was staying at a hotel […]

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Deadly Clashes in Yemen After President’s Return

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 12:49 am (UTC-5)
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Fighting intensified in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, Friday hours after embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to the country from months of medical treatment abroad. Loyalist troops fired on anti-government protesters in ”Change Square” Friday where thousands have been camped out for months. Protests against Mr. Saleh have escalated over the past week, with clashes […]

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Quartet Calls for Israel, Palestinians to Resume Talks

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 12:26 am (UTC-5)
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The Middle East Quartet has called for the Palestinians and Israel to resume talks within one month and reach an agreement by next year after the Palestinians asked the United Nations to recognize their state. The Quartet, made up of the United States, the European Union, Russia and the U.N., urged the two sides to […]

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Indian Prime Minister to Push for Reforms in Address to UN Saturday

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 12:23 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to call for changes to the membership of the United Nations Security Council when he addresses UN General Assembly on Saturday. India is one of several countries hoping to gain a permanent seat on the council if changes are made. Mr. Singh is also pushing for an international […]

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Pakistan Officials Blast Mullen’s Remarks

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say the United States risks losing an ally if Washington continues accusing Islamabad of supporting al-Qaida linked militants who attack U.S. targets inside Afghanistan. Several Pakistani leaders blasted the United States Friday for comments made by the top U.S. military commander, Admiral Mike Mullen. The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman told a […]

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