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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Koreans are voting in a closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Despite frigid winter weather, initial turnout was strong as polls opened Wednesday. Voting ends at 6 pm local time and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys released […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters are headed to the polls for South Korea’s closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Despite frigid winter weather, initial turnout was strong as polls opened Wednesday. Voting ends at 6 pm and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Polls opened early Wednesday in South Korea’s closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Voting will end at 6 pm local time and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys released last week showed Park Geun-hye of the conservative ruling New […]

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S.Korean Presidential Candidates Make Final Plea to Voters

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s presidential candidates are making their final pleas to voters ahead of Wednesday’s tightly contested election. Opinion polls show conservative ruling party candidate Park Geun-hye maintains a small lead over her liberal rival, Moon Jae-in. Park, of the New Frontier Party, is the daughter of late South Korean dictator Park Chung-hee. She would be […]

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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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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 […]

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