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Japan Mulls Next Steps in Island Spat with China

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Japan is considering what do with 14 Chinese activists who were arrested after landing on a disputed island, further upsetting ties between the two Asian neighbors. The activists landed Wednesday on the island in the East China Sea, planting a Chinese flag and singing the country’s national anthem before being promptly arrested and accused of […]

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Ecuador Readies Assange Asylum Decision

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ecuador is set to announce Thursday whether it will grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has sought refuge in the country’s embassy in London since late June. The decision comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after Ecuador accused Britain on Wednesday of threatening to storm the embassy in order to arrest Assange. Britain says […]

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