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China: Ex-Police Chief Doesn’t Contest Charges as Trial Ends

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief at the center of a major Communist Party scandal did not contest charges against him Tuesday as his trial ended in the central city of Chengdu. Wang Lijun is accused of defection and abuse of power related to a February incident where he fled to a U.S. consulate with details […]

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China: Ex-Police Chief Doesn’t Contest Charges as Trial Ends

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief who revealed details about a major Communist Party scandal did not contest charges against him Tuesday as his trial ended in the central city of Chengdu. Wang Lijun is accused of defection and abuse of power related to a February incident where he fled to a U.S. consulate with details […]

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China Continues Trial of Controversial Ex-Police Chief

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of an ex-police chief who revealed details about a major Communist Party scandal has resumed in the central city of Chengdu. The official Xinhua news agency says Wang Lijun stood “open trial” Tuesday for bribe-taking and bending the law for selfish ends, following a “closed-door trial” Monday on charges of defection and abuse […]

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China Opens Trial of Controversial Ex-Police Chief

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has started the trial — in secret — of the controversial former police chief at the center of the country’s worst political crisis in decades. Wang Lijun went to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu in February, divulged the murder of a British businessman and implicated the wife of his boss, senior politician Bo Xilai, […]

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Yahoo Names Google Exec As New CEO

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Internet giant Yahoo has named a longtime executive from rival company Google as its new chief executive. Marissa Mayer begins her position on Tuesday, becoming a rare female CEO in Silicon Valley. The 37-year-old was one of Google’s earliest employees, and was involved in the development of its well-known search engine and iconic homepage. She […]

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US Commerce Chief Resigns After Car Accidents

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. commerce secretary has resigned after he was involved recently in two car accidents that he blamed on a seizure. In a letter to President Barack Obama this week, John Bryson said he was concerned that his health condition “could be a distraction.” He said the commerce department, which promotes U.S. business interests throughout […]

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UN Chief Urges Somalia to “Seize Moment”

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Somali leaders to “seize the moment” and finally restore stability and hope to the troubled east African nation. During a historic visit to the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday, Mr. Ban warned Somalia has “a very limited window of opportunity” to turn around its state of affairs. He stressed Somalia […]

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UN Chief Makes Landmark Visit to Somalia

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the U.N. will move its Somalia office to the capital, Mogadishu, next month. On Friday, Mr. Ban made the first visit to Somalia by a U.N. secretary-general since 1993, two years after the government collapsed. Mr. Ban said he was honored to be in Somalia and to show […]

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British Defense Chief Quits

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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British Defense Secretary Liam Fox has resigned amid growing questions about his links to a friend who posed as a government advisor while traveling overseas with him on official trips. Fox apologized to Prime Minister David Cameron in a resignation letter Friday, saying that he mistakenly allowed his personal interests and government activities to “become […]

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British Defense Chief Quits

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British Defense Secretary Liam Fox has resigned amid growing questions about his links to a friend who posed as a government advisor while traveling overseas with him on official trips. Fox apologized to Prime Minister David Cameron in a resignation letter Friday, saying that he mistakenly allowed his personal interests and government activities to “become […]

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