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Rights Activists Say Taylor Conviction Sends Message

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights activists are hailing the conviction of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, calling it a milestone for the international criminal justice system and the people of Sierra Leone. Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Taylor’s conviction sends a message that those in power can be brought to justice for grave crimes. Alan […]

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International Community Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has joined international leaders in condemning North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that crashed into the sea shortly after liftoff on Friday. Mr. Ban said that despite the failure of the launch, the action was “deplorable” and goes against the “firm and unanimous stance of the international community.” […]

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International Community Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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The international community is reacting strongly to North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket, which failed shortly after liftoff Friday and has been widely seen as a provocation. The White House quickly released a statement, criticizing the failed rocket launch. Press Secretary Jay Carney said the move threatens regional security and shows that Pyongyang prefers […]

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International Community Reacts to North Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The international community is reacting strongly to North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket, which failed shortly after liftoff and has been widely seen as a provocation. British Foreign Secretary William Hague issued a statement late Thursday expressing deep concern about the North’s action. He said North Korea can expect a strong response from the […]

Chinese Internet Reacts to Purge of Top Official

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy keyword censorship on Chinese microblogs did not stop Chinese Internet users from hotly debating the deepening scandal surrounding former high-profile politician Bo Xilai. Official dispatches announced Bo’s ouster and said his wife is under investigation for the murder of a British businessman. Wednesday, searches for those involved in the case produced no results on […]

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World Powers Criticize Syria for Defying Cease-Fire Plan

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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World powers have denounced Syria for failing to begin implementing a cease-fire deal proposed by U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday the U.S. had seen no evidence of a government pullback in Syria and that the international community would judge President Bashar al-Assad’s government on its actions, […]

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Russia’s Asian Neighbors Expect Warm Relations with Putin

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Asian neighbors say they expect relations to strengthen with the election of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as president. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters in Beijing Monday that China’s relations with Russia have maintained “a sound momentum of positive development” and that Beijing looks forward to that continuing under Mr. Putin’s presidency. […]

Russia’s Asian Neighbors Expect Warm Relations with Putin

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Asia neighbors say they expect relations to strengthen with the election of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as president. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told a news conference Monday that Tokyo’s basic policy toward Russia is to promote cooperation in various areas to build an appropriate partnership. Fujimura also said Tokyo hopes to resolve […]

Greece Bailout Brings Relief and Skepticism

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The $172-billion bailout for Greece was met with a mixed reaction on Tuesday, with Greeks expressing relief and skepticism about whether the measure will put the country on the road to recovery. Hours after Eurozone finance ministers passed the measure, protesters lined up in front of the labor ministry shouting and holding a sign “Troika […]

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Greece Bailout Brings Relief and Skepticism

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The $172-billion bailout for Greece was met with a mixed reaction on Tuesday, with Greeks expressing relief and skepticism about whether the measure will put the country on the road to recovery. Hours after Eurozone finance ministers passed the measure, protesters lined up in front of the labor ministry ministry shouting and holding a sign […]

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