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Buffett Croons in Chinese New Year Gala

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. billionaire and philanthropist Warren Buffett has appeared singing and playing the ukulele on Chinese state television. Buffett appeared on a hugely popular Chinese Lunar New Year variety show, singing the folk song I’ve Been Working On The Railroad, in the video posted on state broadcaster CCTV’s “Spring Festival Gala” website Sunday. Buffett also wished […]

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Revelers Across Globe Ring in New Year

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Glittering fireworks lit the night skies from Sydney to New York and capitals across the globe, as tens of millions of revelers welcomed 2012 with star-studded celebrations, prayer, and hopes for a better future. Skies erupted over Moscow’s Red Square, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Rome. At the Vatican, Pope Benedict urged […]

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World Rings in New Year

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The new year has been welcomed with fireworks across the globe. London, the host of the 2012 Olympics, kicked off its fireworks display with a recording of the moment the British capital learned it would host the Games. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the River Thames to watch the fireworks extravaganza. Berlin hosted another […]

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Asia Pacific Welcomes New Year

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian countries were among the first to welcome the New Year with fireworks, laser lights, street parties and outdoor performances. Sydney, Australia, and Hong Kong set the standard with glittering extravaganzas in their harbors. Chinese main cities Beijing and Shanghai hosted lavish light shows in their central squares. Chinese President Hu Jintao in his […]

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European Leaders Express Somber New Year Messages

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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European leaders delivered somber New Year’s messages to their citizens Saturday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned that France’s future will hang in the balance in 2012. He acknowledged that many people are starting the new year worried about the future of their children and that emerging from the crisis will remain a challenge for the […]

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Time Names ‘The Protester’ Person of the Year

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S.-based Time magazine has recognized unprecedented change in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world by naming “the protester” as its Person of the Year. In an article Wednesday, Time said the protest movement is largely populated by disenfranchised young adults who are frustrated with a lack of political power and a flailing […]

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