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Bird Flu Kills 4 Year-Old Boy in Indonesia

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian officials say a four-year-old boy has died from bird flu, the 10th fatal case in the country this year. The health ministry said Tuesday the boy likely contracted the H5N1 virus after playing with dead birds outside his home west of the capital, Jakarta. Almost half the estimated 360 people worldwide who have died […]

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US to Increase Pressure On North Korea After Rocket Launch

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. says it will increase pressure to further isolate the North Korean government after Pyongyang launched a rocket into space last week in defiance of an international ban. At her daily briefing Monday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters that despite U.S. efforts last year to engage North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong […]

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Japan’s Next PM Ramps Up Pressure on Bank of Japan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has renewed his pledge to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease monetary policy after leading his conservative party to a sweeping election victory. Speaking to a packed news conference Monday, Mr. Abe said the central bank should heed the election result when it meets later this week to […]

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North Korea Observes First Anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s Death

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is mourning the death one year ago of leader Kim Jong Il, in a special memorial ceremony led by his son and successor Kim Jong Un. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported Monday that hundreds of thousands of people stood silent and still outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun Mausoleum […]

Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party will return to power after a landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, after being the opposition for three years. Japanese broadcaster NHK says the LDP, led by former prime minister Shinzo Abe, won 293 seats and its coalition partner New Komeito 31 in the 480-member House of Representatives. That would secure […]

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Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party will return to power after a landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, after being the opposition for three years. Japanese broadcaster NHK says the LDP, led by former prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won 293 seats and its coalition partner New Komeito 31 in the 480-member House of Representatives. That would secure […]

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Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, allowing the conservatives and their allies to form a new government expected to pursue a more hawkish security agenda and assert bold economic reforms. The LDP, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule, returning former prime […]

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Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, allowing the conservatives and their allies to form a new government expected to pursue a more hawkish security agenda and assert bold economic reforms. The LDP, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule, returning former prime […]

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Japan Conservatives Deliver Crushing Defeat to Ruling Liberals

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese media say the conservative opposition has swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, returning hawkish former prime minister Shinzo Abe to power. The Liberal Democratic Party, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule. The LDP and its coalition partner New Komeito may secure enough seats to […]

Japan Conservatives Deliver Crushing Defeat to Ruling Liberals

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese media say the conservative opposition has swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, returning hawkish former prime minister Shinzo Abe to power. The Liberal Democratic Power, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule. The LDP and its coalition partner New Komeito may secure enough seats to […]

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