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Mandela Assassination Plotter Convicted of Treason

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of a 2002 plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela and push blacks out of South Africa has been found guilty of treason. Mike du Toit, a former university lecturer who headed a militia known as the Boeremag, was convicted Thursday by the high court in North Gauteng province. The militia supported apartheid, the now-defunct […]

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South China Sea Dispute at ‘Impasse,’ Says Report

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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An international research organization says the South China Sea territorial dispute has reached an impasse and the prospects of finding a resolution are diminishing. The International Crisis Group said in a report Tuesday the likelihood of a major conflict between China and Southeast Asian rival claimants remains low. But it warned “all of the trends […]

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South Korean President Apologizes for Graft Scandals

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has apologized to the nation for corruption allegations facing his brother and some of the president’s top aides. Mr. Lee gave a televised address Tuesday saying he bows his head in apology for “causing concern” to the South Korean people. His brother, Lee Sang-deuk, was arrested earlier this month in […]

South Sudan Makes New Peace Offer to Sudan

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has unveiled proposals to advance peace talks with Sudan, including billions of dollars in financial concessions. For its part, Sudan offered a muted reaction, saying any financial deal must come after a security agreement is reached. The two countries went to the brink of war in April, after failing to resolve issues on […]

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South Sudan Makes New Peace Offer to Sudan

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has unveiled proposals to advance peace talks with Sudan, including billions of dollars in financial concessions. The two countries went to the brink of war in April, after failing to resolve issues on borders, oil and citizenship stemming from the South’s independence last year. South Sudan says it would pay more than previously […]

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Daughter of Late South Korean Dictator Seeks Presidency

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s Park Geun-hye has formally launched her campaign for president of the country her father, the late Park Chung-hee, once ruled with an iron fist. The 60-year-old Park made her announcement Tuesday in Seoul in front of crowd of cheering supporters. “I am here, determined that I will devote my life to the happiness […]

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Cambodia: ASEAN Ministers Agree to ‘Key Elements’ of Sea Code

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia says Southeast Asian foreign ministers have moved closer to agreement on guidelines for preventing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. A Cambodian foreign ministry official said Monday top diplomats of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations made progress in drafting a maritime Code of Conduct, or COC, on the first day of an […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence Anniversary

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has called for economic independence and government accountability during a speech marking the nation’s one-year anniversary of independence. In his comments, Mr. Kiir said he wanted to assure the citizens of South Sudan, as well as international investors, that his country would not tolerate corruption. He urged the international community […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence Anniversary

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated South Sudan on the first anniversary of its independence, saying the country’s people have made “tremendous sacrifices” and can now “proudly walk the world stage.” The head of the U.N. mission in South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, delivered Mr. Ban’s remarks during a celebration Monday in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. […]

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ASEAN Renews Push for South China Sea Agreement

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian officials meeting this week in Cambodia are pushing for a long-sought solution for resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, an area claimed in part by six nations. ASEAN foreign ministers approved a set of guidelines last year that they hoped would lead to a code of conduct. But with no binding […]

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