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India, S. Korea Sign Nuclear Cooperation Pact

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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India and South Korea have signed a nuclear cooperation deal that allows Korean companies to participate in atomic power plant projects in India. The agreement was signed Monday during Indian President Pratibha Patil’s visit to Seoul, after she met with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. South Korea operates 20 nuclear plants that generate around 35 […]

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ANC Youth Leader Accused of Having ‘Secret Fund’

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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A South African newspaper says the ruling party’s youth leader has a “secret fund” he is using to finance a lavish lifestyle. The City Press says Julius Malema is the sole trustee and main beneficiary of the “Ratanang Family Trust,” created in 2008 after Malema became head of the ANC Youth League. Malema is known […]

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South Sudan Rebel Leader Killed

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A South Sudan rebel leader was killed Saturday just days after agreeing to a cease-fire in the region. The South Sudan army and a rebel source in Unity state say Gatluak Gai was shot dead. Gai signed a cease-fire agreement with the new South Sudan government last week. There are conflicting reports on who is […]

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US Ambassador Nominee: N. Korea Not Ready for Talks

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Korea says he does not believe North Korea is ready to resume nuclear talks. Sung Kim said at his nomination hearing before the Senate Thursday that the North’s recent actions show it is not interested in negotiations and serious diplomacy. Kim was U.S. […]

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Japan, S. Korea Insist on Inter-Korean Dialogue Ahead of Nuclear Talks

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nuclear negotiators for Japan and South Korea have reiterated that a dialogue between the two Koreas is a precondition for returning to six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament. South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Wi Sung-lac and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama reaffirmed their positions during a meeting Monday in the South Korean capital Seoul. […]

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Japan, S. Korea Insist on Inter-Korean Dialogue Ahead of Nuclear Talks

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nuclear negotiators for Japan and South Korea have reiterated that a dialogue between the two Koreas is a precondition for returning to six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament. South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Wi Sung-lac and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama reaffirmed their positions during a meeting Monday in the South Korean capital Seoul. […]

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Apartheid-Era Defense Minister Malan Dies in South Africa

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A South African defense minister who led military efforts against the anti-apartheid movement has died. A statement released by the family of General Magnus Malan says he “died peacefully” early Monday at his home in Cape Town. He was 81. Malan served as South Africa’s defense minister from 1980 to 1991 and before that as […]

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Sudan Rejects Dual Citizenship for South Sudanese

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s ruling party has affirmed the government will not grant dual citizenship to people of South Sudan, after the new country said it will allow dual nationality. Citizenship is a key unresolved issue between the neighboring countries, which separated when South Sudan declared independence on July 9. A spokesman for Sudan’s National Congress Party, Ibrahim […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd Member of United Nations

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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The national flag of newly independent South Sudan has been raised outside the United Nations after becoming the world body’s 193rd member on Thursday. Hundreds of diplomats gathered outside U.N. headquarters in New York to see the flag being raised for the first time after the U.N. General Assembly admitted the country by acclamation. On […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd United Nations Member

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The national flag of newly independent South Sudan went up outside the United Nations on Thursday, shortly after becoming the world body’s 193rd member. Hundreds of diplomats gathered outside U.N. headquarters in New York to see the flag being raised for the first time after the U.N. General Assembly admitted the country by acclamation. U.N. […]

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