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Survey: A Third of Asian Americans Undecided Between Obama, Romney

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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A recent study suggests that nearly a third of Asian American voters have not yet decided between incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential election, which is less than five weeks away. The National Asian American Survey released last week found that 43 percent of Asian Americans support Mr. Obama, […]

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‘Tea Party’ Candidate Battles Veteran Republican in Texas Senate Primary Race

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Republican Party voters in the U.S. state of Texas may hand the party’s staunchly conservative Tea Party movement another victory when they cast ballots in Tuesday’s runoff vote in a U.S. Senate primary race. Longtime Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst easily won the first round of the primary in June, but failed to win the majority […]

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Japan’s Ruling Party Split as Lawmakers Approve Controversial Tax Hike

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese lawmakers have approved a controversial tax hike plan to help curb growing public debt, despite a rebellion by some in Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s ruling party. The plan to double the sales tax to 10 percent over three years easily cleared Japan’s lower house of parliament Tuesday. But 57 members of the ruling Democratic […]

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Japan’s Ruling Party Split as Lawmakers Approve Controversial Tax Hike

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese lawmakers have approved a controversial tax hike plan to help curb growing public debt, despite a rebellion by some in Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s ruling party. The plan to double the sales tax to 10 percent over three years easily cleared Japan’s lower house of parliament Tuesday. But public broadcaster NHK reported that 57 […]

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Irish Voting on EU Fiscal Treaty in Thursday Referendum

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Irish voters are deciding Thursday whether to accept the terms of a European Union fiscal treaty tied to financial aid and designed to bolster the troubled 17-nation euro currency bloc. Ireland signed the treaty in March with most other EU countries. The treaty imposes strict limits on debt and budget deficits. But Ireland is the […]

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Irish Voters to Decide on EU Fiscal Treaty in Thursday Referendum

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Irish voters will decide in a referendum Thursday whether to accept the terms of a European Union fiscal treaty tied to financial aid and designed to bolster the troubled eurozone. Ireland signed the treaty in March with most EU member countries. The treaty imposes strict limits on debt and budget deficits. But Ireland is the […]

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Poll: Majority Supports Obama on Drone Strikes, Troop Drawdown

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A new poll indicates that President Barack Obama has the overwhelming support of Americans for his use of drone strikes against terror suspects and his planned troop drawdown in Afghanistan. According to the ABC News/Washington Post survey released Wednesday, 83 percent of those polled say they approve of the president’s use of unmanned drone aircraft […]

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Deadly Riots Erupt in Liberia Ahead of Runoff Poll

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Riots have erupted between Liberian police and opposition protesters in Monrovia, killing at least one person on the eve of a presidential runoff vote. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former justice minister Winston Tubman, the incumbent president’s challenger in the runoff. Tubman has called on his supporters to boycott Tuesday’s […]

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Deadly Riots Erupt in Liberia Ahead of Runoff Poll

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Riots have erupted between Liberian police and opposition protesters in Monrovia, killing at least one person on the eve of a presidential runoff vote. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former justice minister Winston Tubman, the incumbent president’s challenger in the runoff. Tubman has called on his supporters to boycott Tuesday’s […]

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Deadly Riots Erupt in Liberia Ahead of Runoff Poll

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Riots have erupted between Liberian police and opposition protesters in Monrovia, killing at least one person on the eve of a presidential runoff vote. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former justice minister Winston Tubman, the incumbent president’s challenger in the runoff. Tubman has called on his supporters to boycott Tuesday’s […]

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