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China’s Xi Backs Beleaguered Hong Kong Leader

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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China’s new leadership is lending its support to Hong Kong’s chief executive, who is under fire for a series of scandals. Chinese Communist party Chief Xi Jinping met Thursday with Leung Chun-ying in Beijing, and praised the work being done by Leung’s administration. Leung’s opponents are now calling for his impeachment following revelations that he […]

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US Leaders in Washington Still Divided Over Financial Issues

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. leaders remain divided over contentious year-end financial issues even as the House of Representatives gets set to vote Thursday on a Republican plan to retain a tax break for all but the wealthiest of American taxpayers. The Republican leader of the House, Speaker John Boehner, is trying to win support for extending a tax […]

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Putin Backs Proposed Law Banning US Adoptions

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is defending a proposed law that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. During a news conference Thursday in Moscow, Mr. Putin acknowledged the bill recently passed by the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, was an “emotional” response to a new U.S. law that imposes sanctions on Russian officials […]

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More Funerals in Newtown; More Debate on Gun Control

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Three six-year-old children are among the victims being laid to rest in Newtown, Connecticut, as a result of a mass shooting that has renewed debate over gun violence and gun control laws. The children were among 26 students and adults who died, last Friday, when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school. Authorities believe […]

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S.Korea’s President-elect Warns of N.Korean Threat

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye vowed Thursday to make national security a priority as she warned about the dangers posed by North Korea. In her first major speech since being elected Wednesday, Ms. Park said Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch demonstrates the seriousness of the threat facing her country. She also hinted at greater engagement with […]

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US, China Report Progress on Trade Disputes

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Senior U.S. and Chinese officials finished two days of trade talks Wednesday, touting progress on a number of economic issues that have complicated the relationship between the world’s two biggest economies. The annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, held this year in Washington, was the first high-level meeting since President Barack Obama’s re-election […]

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S.Korea’s President-elect Warns of N.Korean Threat

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye vowed Thursday to make national security a priority as she warned about the dangers posed by North Korea. In her first major speech since being elected Wednesday, Ms. Park said Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch demonstrates the seriousness of the threat facing her country. She also hinted at greater engagement with […]

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South Korea’ President-elect Pledges to Work For People’s Livelihoods

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s president-elect Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has pledged to keep her campaign promises and work for the livelihood and unity of the nation’s people. The conservative five-term lawmaker held a rally in the capital, Seoul, after her election victory Wednesday. She said the competition was tough, but that her victory belongs to everyone. […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Gun Control

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban, five days after a gunman with a military-style weapon killed 20 children and six adults in the second-worst school shooting in the nation’s history. President Obama named Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to write a set of concrete […]

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Obama Still Optimistic Financial Deal Will Be Reached

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is willing to do “some very tough things” to compromise with his political opponents in Congress on contentious year-end financial issues and is optimistic an agreement can be reached within days. The president says he has reached a broad framework of government spending cuts and tax rates with the […]

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