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North Korean Army Chief Dismissed

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has announced the removal of its military chief, a key advisor to leader Kim Jong-un. In a surprise radio announcement Monday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho had been removed from all of his posts because of illness. The announcer said the Workers’ Party central committee political […]

GM Plans to Pull Ads from Facebook

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based General Motors says it will stop all of its paid advertising on Facebook, raising doubts about the viability of the popular social network ahead of its eagerly awaited debut as a publicly traded company. A spokesman for the world’s largest automaker says it decided to pull its ads off Facebook because they have not […]

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Inquest Finds No Foul Play in Zimbabwe General’s Death

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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An inquest into the death of Zimbabwe’s most decorated army general, Solomon Mujuru, has found there was no foul play, despite speculation to the contrary. State media Thursday published comments from Attorney General Johannes Tomana, who said he agrees with the investigation’s findings, and declared Mujuru’s case a “closed and completed matter.” Mujuru, who was […]

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General Motors Recorded Biggest Profit Ever in 2011

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based General Motors, the world’s largest automaker, recorded its biggest profit ever in 2011, two years after emerging from bankruptcy with the help of a government bailout. The century-old carmaker says strong sales in the United States and China helped push its profits to $7.6 billion, easily topping the company’s previous $6.7 billion earnings peak […]

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Union Approves Labor Pact With General Motors

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 3:31 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Auto Workers labor union has approved a new four-year contract with General Motors, the largest U.S. car manufacturer. The deal covers more than 48,000 workers at GM, and could set a precedent for the union’s upcoming negotiations with two other U.S. automakers, Ford and Chrysler. While most U.S. labor union agreements with corporations […]

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New Libyan, Egyptian Leaders Debut on UN Stage

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan National Transitional Council leader Mahmoud Jibril and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr made their debut on the U.N. stage Saturday as they addressed the annual General Assembly session. Mr. Jibril called on the international community to lift sanctions against his country. He said “a new Libya is coming to life” as a nation […]

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Indian Prime Minister Says World Economic Crisis is Deepening

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 11:13 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has warned that the world economic crisis is deepening, threatening developing countries and the global financial system. In his address to the United Nations General Assembly Saturday, Mr. Singh said the “shoots of recovery” that appeared after the 2008 crisis “have yet to blossom” and in many respects, he said, […]

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Indian Prime Minister to Push for Reforms in Address to UN Saturday

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 12:23 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to call for changes to the membership of the United Nations Security Council when he addresses UN General Assembly on Saturday. India is one of several countries hoping to gain a permanent seat on the council if changes are made. Mr. Singh is also pushing for an international […]

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South Sudan, Japanese PM Debut at UN

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s newest country made its debut before the U.N. General Assembly, warning it is in dire need of help. South Sudan President Salva Kiir addressed the U.N. body for the first time Friday, saying his country’s “march out of the abyss of poverty” will take time, since there is little or no infrastructure. Mr. […]

Iraqi President Urges Turkey, Iran to Halt Attacks Against Kurds

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:34 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has urged Turkey and Iran to stop bombing northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where suspected Kurdish rebels are operating. In comments Friday to the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Talabani said the bombing is victimizing many civilians. He called on Turkey and Iran to use diplomacy and dialogue to ease tensions with […]

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