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Obama, Romney Using China as Campaign Issue

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Mitt Romney launched a fresh criticism of China on Wednesday, using the opening statement of the U.S. presidential campaign’s first debate to promise he would “crack down on China if and when they cheat.” The language is not unusual for the Republican party presidential candidate, who has promised, if elected, to designate China as a […]

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Shops Remain Closed After Iran Currency Clashes

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Shops in the Iranian capital’s main bazaar have mostly remained shut Thursday, a day after riot police clashed with protesters upset by the plunge in the nation’s currency, the rial. Witnesses said only a few shops were open and that police were patrolling the area in central Tehran. Shopkeepers shut down their stalls Wednesday as […]

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Turkey Renews Syria Strikes After Deadly Cross-Border Shelling

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey is continuing its response to a deadly Syrian mortar attack, launching artillery strikes into Syria for a second straight day while the Turkish parliament considers a measure authorizing foreign military operations. An aide to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is not interested in war with Syria, but will retaliate when necessary. […]

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Landslide Buries 18 Students in Southwest China

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a landslide has buried 18 elementary school students in a southwest region that was already recovering from a devastating earthquake. The official Xinhua news agency says the landslide destroyed the Youfang Elementary School and two farmhouses in Zhenhe village early Thursday. Normally, the students would not have been in school, because […]

Turkey Renews Syria Strikes After Deadly Cross-Border Shelling

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say the military has launched another round of artillery strikes across the border into Syria in response to a Syrian mortar attack Wednesday that killed five Turkish civilians. The officials said the shelling Thursday targeted the same area Turkish forces identified a day earlier as the source of the Syrian mortars, which landed […]

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Obama, Romney Debate US Economy

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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The first debate of the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign saw Republican challenger Mitt Romney take an aggressive stance against incumbent President Barack Obama over the economy, health care, education and the role of government. Mr. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, said Mr. Obama’s approach of higher taxes and government spending amounted to “trickle-down government” […]

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