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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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Muslims in Pakistan, Bangladesh Protest Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslims rallied Saturday in Pakistan and Bangladesh to protest an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that has sparked demonstrations across the Islamic world. About 15,000 people massed in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, voicing their allegiance to Islam and the Prophet Muhammed and calling for the expulsion of the U.S. ambassador to the country. […]

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US, Japan Agree on Missile Defense Radar System

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and Japan have agreed to place a new missile defense radar system on Japanese territory to defend against a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Japanese counterpart Satoshi Morimoto announced the deal Monday after a meeting in Tokyo. Panetta said the X-band radar is meant to […]

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US, Japan Agree on Missile Defense Radar System

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Japan have agreed to place a new missile defense radar system on Japanese territory to defend against a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Japanese counterpart Satoshi Morimoto announced the deal Monday after a meeting in Tokyo. Panetta said the X-band radar is meant to […]

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US, Japan Agree on Missile Defense Radar System

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Japan have agreed to place a new missile defense radar system on Japanese territory to defend against a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Japanese counterpart Satoshi Morimoto announced the deal Monday after a meeting in Tokyo. Panetta said the X-band radar is meant to […]

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US Defense Chief Begins Trip Pledging Stronger Ties to Asia

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Japan, where he started a week-long visit to the region pledging to strengthen U.S. ties in Asia. Panetta said before talks Monday with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba that the United States wants to bolster economic and military ties in order to “provide security and prosperity” to the […]

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US Defense Chief Concerned Asia Disputes Will Spread

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is concerned that territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region may result in a conflict that could spread. Panetta spoke to reporters before arriving Sunday in Tokyo, where he began a week-long visit to the region. Anti-Japan protests swept across China on Sunday in the latest showing of public […]

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Clinton Heads For APEC Summit in Russia

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wrapped up her six-nation tour of Asia and is heading for a meeting of Asia-Pacific nations in Vladivostok, Russia. A territorial dispute in the South China Sea is high on the agenda at the gathering of officials and economic leaders from more than 20 nations. China claims sovereignty […]

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Clinton’s Asia Tour Lands in Brunei

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Brunei, becoming the first top U.S. diplomat to visit all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Clinton is on a six-nation tour of the Asia-Pacific that has largely focused on urging the ASEAN regional bloc to present a unified front in managing territorial […]

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