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Chinese Officials Say ‘Trained Separatists’ Responsible for Tibetan Violence

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say trained Tibetan separatists who attacked police are responsible for instigating deadly violence last week in the southwest province of Sichuan. The state-owned China Daily newspaper quoted Sichuan government officials Wednesday as saying two rioters were killed and 24 police officers and firefighters were wounded in two confrontations. It is the first detailed […]

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Chief UN Nuclear Inspector Says More Work Needed With Iran

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations nuclear agency’s chief inspector says there is “still a lot of work to be done” with Iran after three days of “intensive” talks about its atomic energy program. Herman Nackaerts said Wednesday both sides claim commitment to resolving “outstanding issues” and that inspectors have planned another trip for the near future. A […]

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Russia Says ‘No Chance’ of UN Adopting Syria Resolution

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s European Union envoy says he sees “no chance” of the U.N. Security Council adopting a resolution on Syria, as Arab and Western nations push for the measure in an effort to halt months of deadly violence. Vladimir Chizhov told Russia’s Interfax news agency Wednesday that the proposal lacks a key provision ruling out military […]

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Report: Chinese Manufacturing Rises in January

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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China’s manufacturing sector slightly improved in January for the second consecutive month, suggesting the world’s second-biggest economy will not suffer a major impact from the still-sluggish global economy. Figures released Wednesday by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing indicate the official purchasing managers index (PMI) rose to 50.5 in January, barely exceeding December’s 50.3 […]

Rebellious Chinese Village Starts Election Process of New Local Leaders

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in the restive southern Chinese village, Wukan, have begun the process to elect new village leaders, in what many see as a small and rare victory for protesters and rights activists in the authoritarian country. After weeks of protests against allegedly illegal land grabs and local government corruption, officials in the province of Guangdong […]

US Lawmakers Propose Tougher Sanctions on Iran

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have proposed tighter economic sanctions on Iran, as senior intelligence officials say measures already in place are having an effect. Lawmakers in Washington unveiled proposals Tuesday for sanctions that would target Iran’s national oil and shipping companies, and restrict its ability to tap into electronic banking services. Tensions have risen in recent weeks […]

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Romney Wins Florida Republican Primary

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a boost in his bid for the Republican Party nomination with a solid win Tuesday in the Florida primary race. In his victory speech , Romney criticized President Barack Obama and blamed him for the country’s economic woes. He promised to repeal the president’s health care reform, balance the […]

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US Envoy: Washington Open to Diplomacy with North Korea

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington is open to diplomacy with North Korea over its disputed nuclear program, but that Pyongyang must first follow through on its previous nuclear commitments and improve relations with South Korea. “We agreed that a path is open to North Korea towards the resumption of talks and improved relations with […]

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Senegal Police Break up anti-Wade Rally, One Killed

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Senegalese officials say at least one person was killed Tuesday as riot police armed with tear gas and water cannons clashed with protesters calling for 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade to give up his controversial bid for a third term. Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese, mostly young people, staged what was to be a peaceful demonstration […]

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Facebook Expected To Begin Offering Stock For First Time

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Financial news reports say the world’s largest social networking site, Facebook, will seek to raise $5 billion or more when it files the papers Wednesday to offer stock for sale for the first time. The initial public offering is also known as an “I-P-O.” Each share of stock gives the stock buyer part ownership of […]

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