Showing Archived Posts

High-speed Pasenger Ship to Connect China, Taiwan

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A high-speed passenger ship connecting mainland China to Taiwan is ready for its maiden voyage. Chinese official television showed images of the new ship “Haixia” and said the vessel will make its first trip Wednesday from Pingtan city in east China’s Fujian province to Taichung in Taiwan, with 500 people on board. Taiwan entrepreneur Jia […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Cain ‘Reassessing’ Campaign After Affair Allegation

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has told aides he is reassessing the viability of his campaign after a woman from Georgia alleged she had a 13-year affair with him. The accusation of infidelity follows a series of sexual harassment allegations that have already complicated Cain’s pursuit of his party’s nomination. In a Tuesday morning […]

Tags: , Posted in US

Egyptian Voting Wrapping Up

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptians are wrapping up the first round of voting in the country’s first parliamentary elections since President Hosni Mubarak resigned in February. Government officials say voter turn-out was high again on Tuesday, the second day of polling. The polling for seats in the lower house of parliament began on Monday for voters in Cairo, Alexandria […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East

Michael Jackson’s Doctor Receives 4-Year Sentence

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Apart from the criminal trial, Jackson’s father has filed a wrongful death suit, accusing Murray of lying to the doctors and paramedics who tried to save the singer’s life. Additionally, a hearing is set for January on a prosecution proposal that Murray pay more than $100 million in restitution to Jackson’s family.

Tags: , , , , Posted in US

Iranian Protesters Storm British Diplomatic Compounds in Tehran

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Iranian protesters have stormed two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran in response to Britain’s new economic sanctions against Iran. The sanctions were imposed over Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. Protesters Tuesday broke windows, scattered documents and pulled down a British flag at the embassy in central Tehran. They also looted a portrait of Britain’s Queen […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in Middle East

Europe Working to Ensure the Euro’s Survival

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

European finance ministers struggled Tuesday to resolve the continent’s debt crisis and save the euro as its common currency. The ministers, meeting in Brussels, appeared set to negotiate terms of proposals that could force the 17 countries that use the euro to cede control of their sovereign spending to a central authority. An elite group […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Economy

A Look At Conflicts Between Iran and Britain

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Tensions between Britain and Iran date to the 19th century when London acquired large economic concessions. Britain later had significant control in Iran’s oil industry. For decades, conspiracy-minded Iranians have alleged British interference in Iran, including in the overthrow of the late Shah in 1979. Here are some recent incidents: APRIL 1980: Iranian gunmen storm […]

India Remains Deadlocked on Retail Reform

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The Indian government failed Tuesday to win support for a reform allowing foreign retailers into the country. A meeting of lawmakers from all parties broke up without a deal being reached, forcing India’s parliament to adjourn amid protests against the reform. The Indian Cabinet last week had approved a measure allowing global firms to own […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

Serbia’s Tadic: Kosovo Serbs Need to Abandon Barricades

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

KOSOVO VIOLENCE, 1ST UPD HEADLINE: Kosovo Serbs Need to Abandon Barricades DATE: 11/29/11 NUMBER: 1685267 TYPE: CN )) Serbian President Boris Tadic is calling on Serbs to abandon roadblocks in the north of Kosovo, saying it is damaging the country’s bid for European Union membership. The appeal came as another standoff arose on Tuesday, as […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

Afghan President Karzai Urges Pakistan to Attend Bonn Conference

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urging Pakistan to change its mind about boycotting the upcoming international conference on his country’s future. Mr. Karzai called Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, requesting the Pakistani government attend Monday’s conference in Bonn, Germany. The Afghan leader also extended his condolences for the losses Pakistan suffered in the NATO […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia