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Chinese Gov’t Expert Casts Doubt on Neil Heywood Poisoning

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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A top Chinese forensic expert says there is little evidence that British businessman Neil Heywood died of cyanide poisoning, casting doubt on Beijing’s official narrative of an event that sparked a major political scandal. The 41-year-old businessman was found dead in a hotel room last November in the southwest city Chongqing. Gu Kailai, the wife […]

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Obama Expands Lead in Florida, Ohio

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has expanded his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Florida and Ohio — two of the most important battleground states in this year’s presidential race. A public opinion poll released Wednesday shows President Obama with more than 50 percent support in both states, part of the group of so-called swing […]

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Romney, Obama to Campaign in Ohio

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will each hold campaign rallies in Ohio Wednesday. Mr. Romney began a two-day bus tour of the industrial state Tuesday, joining U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, his vice-presidential running mate, at a rally near the city of Dayton. In their first joint campaign appearance in several days, […]

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Ex-PM Abe Elected as Head of Japan’s Opposition LDP

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s tough-talking former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who is calling for a stronger stance against China, has been elected as president of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party. Mr. Abe, who defeated ex-defense chief Shigeru Ishiba in a run-off election Wednesday, could get another chance to lead Japan, if the LDP wins next election as […]

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Nationalistic Abe Elected as Head of Japan’s Opposition LDP

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s tough-talking former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who is calling for a stronger stance against China, has been elected as president of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party. Mr. Abe defeated ex-defense chief Shigeru Ishiba in a run-off election, Wednesday. The ex-prime minister, who stepped down in 2007 because of a stomach illness, could get […]

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Romney: Idleness, Poverty, Corruption Causes Anger in Mideast

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says idleness, poverty, and government corruption fuel anger among young people across the Middle East. Mr. Romney told world leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative forum in New York Tuesday that religious extremism is not the whole story. He said promoting jobs and free enterprise would be what he calls […]

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Romney, Obama Focus on Foreign Policy

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney laid out some of his foreign policy goals Tuesday in a speech to global leaders meeting in New York. Mr. Romney said he plans to initiate what he called “Prosperity Pacts” with developing nations. Under the plan, the U.S. government and private sector would identify barriers to investment and trade […]

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Romney, Obama Focus on Foreign Policy

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney has laid out some of his foreign policy goals Tuesday in a speech to global leaders meeting in New York. Mr. Romney said he plans to initiate what he called “Prosperity Pacts” with developing nations. Under the plan, the U.S. government and private sector would identify barriers to investment and […]

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Foreign Policy Emerges in US Presidential Contest

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will deliver foreign policy speeches at two major international forums in New York City Tuesday. Mr. Obama will discuss the recent violence in the Middle East and the Iranian nuclear standoff in an address to the United Nations General Assembly. He will later address government and […]

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Romney Says Obama ‘At the Mercy’ of Overseas Unrest

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opened a new campaign offensive Monday, asserting that President Barack Obama conducts his foreign policy “at the mercy of events” overseas. Mr. Romney criticized the Democratic incumbent at a rally in Colorado, one of several states where voters are closely divided six weeks ahead of the November 6 election. […]

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