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NJ Governor Chris Christie Addresses Republican Convention to Close First Full Day

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has accused the Democratic party of failing America, describing the Democratic plan as “whistling a happy tune” while driving America “off a fiscal cliff.” Christie gave the keynote address Tuesday to close the first full day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. On the day Mitt Romney secured […]

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Beijing Tightens Security Ahead of Power Transfer

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are tightening security in Beijing as the city prepares to host the Communist Party’s 18th National Congress that will usher in the next generation of leaders. State media are reporting increased police patrols and security checks around the capital. The Xinhua news agency says police are forming a “security belt” around Beijing to […]

Beijing Tightens Security Ahead of Power Transfer

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are tightening security in Beijing as the city prepares to host the Communist Party’s 18th National Congress that will usher in the next generation of leaders. State media are reporting increased police patrols and security checks around the capital. The Xinhua news agency says police are forming a “security belt” around Beijing to […]

Chinese Activists Deported from Japan

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The first group of Chinese activists has arrived in Hong Kong after being deported by Japan. Five activists and two television journalists received a hero’s welcome when they landed on a flight from Okinawa. They are part of a group of 14 Chinese arrested after landing on an island claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. […]

Militants Launch Deadly Assault on Pakistani Airbase

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a large air force base in northern Pakistan Thursday, setting off a fierce battle that ended with one soldier and nine militants dead. Pakistani officials say the pre-dawn assault at the Kamra base ended after a two-hour shootout that also wounded the base’s commander. One aircraft […]

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Australian High Court Upholds Plain Cigarette Packaging

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s highest court has ruled that new laws requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging without company logos do not violate the country’s constitution. The court on Wednesday ruled against four tobacco companies that challenged the law, saying the measure violated their intellectual property rights. The companies include British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International, […]

Burma’s President Tells VOA He Will Open Schools for Rohingya

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein says his government will open schools to improve the education of minority Rohingya Muslims who accuse the majority Buddhist state of persecuting them. In an exclusive interview with VOA Burmese Service chief Than Lwin Htun, President Thein Sein said education is an important tool to help different communities live in harmony […]

Romney Announces Ryan as VP Running Mate

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced his choice to be vice president, if he wins the November election. Romney said Saturday that Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be his running mate. Ryan is a long-time representative from the northern state of Wisconsin. Romney and Ryan are to appear together Saturday in Norfolk, […]

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Chinese Court: Wife of Disgraced Politician Didn’t Deny Murder Charge

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court says the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai did not deny murder charges against her in a high-profile trial Thursday. A court official said prosecutors accused Gu Kailai of luring British businessman Neil Heywood to a hotel in the southwestern city of Chongqing last November, getting him drunk and poisoning him. It […]

Clinton Presses Nigeria’s President on Security

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Nigeria’s president Thursday to step up efforts to combat growing extremist violence in the country’s north and central regions. Officials traveling with Clinton said she told President Goodluck Jonathan and top Nigerian security authorities that Washington stands ready to help train police and anti-terror units in the fight […]

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