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Clinton Presses Pakistan to Eliminate Militant Safe Havens

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is demanding Pakistan remove militant safe havens and play a greater role in bringing peace to neighboring Afghanistan. Clinton made the comments following talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Thursday, hours before she arrived in Pakistan. Mr. Karzai and Clinton discussed the reconciliation process and security […]

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Clinton Intends to Push Pakistan ‘Very Hard’ on Militants

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she intends to push the Pakistanis “very hard” to help remove suspected Taliban safehavens on their side of the border. Clinton made her comments alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday in Kabul. She is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad later in the day with the U.S. spy chief […]

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Asian Markets Tumble Across the Board

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian markets closed lower across the board Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost slightly more than one percent to finish at 8,682. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell just over one and three-quarters percent to finish the day’s trading at 17,983. Share prices were also lower in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, […]

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Asia Records Broad Market Losses

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed lower across the board Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost slightly more than one percent to finish at 8,682. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell just over one and three-quarters percent to finish the day’s trading at 17,983. Share prices were lower in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency trading, […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one-quarter of one percent to finish at 8,773. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose just over one and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,309. Share prices were higher in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Sydney and Wellington, […]

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Thai PM Appeals for Unity as Floods Threaten Capital

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is calling for all political factions to unite as soldiers and workers struggle to shore up dikes protecting Bangkok against raging floodwaters. Hundreds of soldiers and volunteers heaped sandbags into breaches in dikes protecting industrial and housing estates north of the capital Wednesday. A government warning identified several districts that […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one-quarter of one percent to finish at 8,773. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose just over one and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,309. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Wellington, but lower in Taipei. In […]

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The Cost of Thailand Flood Growing

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The financial cost of Thailand’s worst flooding in 50 years is growing, as waters have submerged many industrial centers, halting production and forcing workers and residents to flee. The floods caused by heavy rains since July have killed about 310 people in Thailand so far. Floods are expected to cut economic growth by about 1.5 […]

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Thai Soldiers Rush to Reinforce Bangkok Flood Walls

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thai soldiers and government workers scrambled on Tuesday to pile more than a million sandbags onto flood walls protecting northern Bangkok, after officials voiced new worries that flood defenses were weakening. The new push comes 24 hours after officials said the major flood threat to the city had passed. But authorities later discovered new weaknesses […]

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Asia Markets Close Lower

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed lower Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost just over one and one-half percent to finish at 8,742. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged nearly four and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,076. Share prices were also lower in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, […]

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