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Amid Maritime Disputes, ASEAN Officials Meet in Manila

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Against a backdrop of tense territorial disputes, top government officials and security experts gathered Wednesday in Manila for the opening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ annual maritime conference. Though the annual meeting is to focus on protecting water resources and securing regional trade routes, it comes at a sensitive time when four ASEAN […]

Bombs Hit Main Square in Syria’s Aleppo

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Three bombings in a government-controlled section of Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, have killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 70 others. The blasts Wednesday hit a main square near a military officers’ club in the city, which has seen increased fighting in recent days between government forces and rebels opposed to President Bashar […]

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US Waives Visa Requirements for Taiwanese

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has announced visa-free travel for Taiwanese citizens looking to visit the country. The waiver, which begins November First, will allow Taiwanese visitors to enter the United States for up to 90 days without a visa — a privilege enjoyed by 36 nations. China is not one of them. White House and State […]

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Bombs Hit Main Square in Syria’s Aleppo

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Three bombs have exploded in a government-controlled section of Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. The blasts Wednesday hit a main square in the city, which has seen increased fighting in recent days between government forces and rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombings happened near a military officers’ […]

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Three Chinese Ships Sail Near Disputed Islands: Japanese Coast Guard

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Japanese Coast Guard says three Chinese government ships have entered the waters near a hotly disputed island chain in the East China Sea. In a statement Wednesday, the coast guard says the Chinese ships ignored warnings from Japanese patrol vessels and sailed near the Tokyo-controlled islands. It says the Japanese ships are demanding that […]

ADB Lowers Growth Forecasts for Developing Asia

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank has cut its growth forecasts for this year and next in developing Asia because of weakening global demand and a slowdown in the region’s two largest economies. In a report Wednesday, the ADB said emerging Asia should prepare for what it called a “prolonged period of moderate expansion,” following years of […]

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ADB Lowers Growth Forecasts for Developing Asia

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank has cut its growth forecasts for this year and next in developing Asia because of weakening global demand and a slowdown in the region’s two largest economies. In a report Wednesday, the ADB said emerging Asia should prepare for what it called a “prolonged period of moderate expansion,” which follows years […]

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