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Japan Summons S. Korean Envoy over Visit to Disputed Islands

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japan has summoned South Korea’s ambassador to Tokyo after South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak visited a group of disputed islands that lie between the two countries. Before Mr. Lee landed on the islands Friday, Tokyo officials had urged Seoul to call off the visit. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the action could impact South […]

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S. Korean President Visits Disputed Islands

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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A long-running dispute between South Korea and Japan was resurrected Friday, when South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak visited a group of contested islands that lie between the two countries. Before Mr. Lee landed on the islands, Tokyo officials urged Seoul to call off the visit. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the action could impact […]

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China’s Trade Growth Falters in July

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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China’s exports grew just one percent in July compared to the same period a year earlier, the latest sign of continued stagnation within the global economy. The figures released Friday by China’s customs bureau were far below the 11.3 percent rate posted in June, and well short of many economists’ forecasts. Imports in July were […]

Libyan Assembly Elects Gadhafi Opponent as President

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s new national assembly has elected former opposition leader Mohammed el-Megarif as its president. Mr. Megarif received 113 votes from the 200-member Congress, defeating independent Ali Zidan, who won 85. The vote late Thursday came just one day after Libya’s transitional council handed power to the assembly, which was elected last month in the nation’s […]

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Four Chinese Police on Trial for Covering up Heywood Death

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Four Chinese police officials went on trial Friday in the eastern city of Hefei for allegedly trying to help the wife of Chinese politician Bo Xilai cover up the murder of a British businessman. The four former security chiefs from the southwestern city of Chongqing are accused of helping Gu Kailai hide her role in […]

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Four Chinese Police on Trial for Covering up Heywood Death

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Four Chinese police officials went on trial Friday in the eastern city of Hefei for allegedly trying to help the wife of Chinese politician Bo Xilai cover up the murder of a British businessman. The four former security chiefs from the southwestern city of Chongqing are accused of helping to protect Gu Kailai and hiding […]

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