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Kerry: Response to NKorea will send Iran a message

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A North Korean military guard post, right bottom, in North Korea's Kaepoong is viewed from the unification observation post near the border village of Panmunjom, that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. North Korea's neighbors bolstered their military preparations and mobilized scientists Wednesday to determine whether Pyongyang's third nuclear test, conducted in defiance of U.N. warnings, was as successful as the North claimed. AP/Lee Jin-man

The world must show its resolve in the face of North Korea’s nuclear provocations or risk emboldening Iran, which is under scrutiny over its uranium enrichment program, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama adviser pans China currency threat by Romney

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President Barack Obama AP FILE PHOTO

Republican Mitt Romney’s plan to designate China for currency manipulation would be a huge mistake and draw retaliation from the country’s new leaders, an Obama campaign adviser said Wednesday. A Romney adviser said the U.S. shouldn’t be paralyzed by fears of a trade war.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan PM: No compromise with China on island claim

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Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda addresses a news conference in New York Wednesday, September 26, 2012. AP/Craig Ruttle

Japan’s prime minister said Wednesday his nation is not willing to compromise in its territorial dispute with China over remote islands that have spawned violent anti-Japan protests.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

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Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) holds a bouquet flowers as she walks through the international airport in Yangon on September 16, 2012. Suu Kyi leaves Myanmar on September 16 for her first visit in two decades to the United States, where she will be garlanded by supporters keen to discuss the progress of reforms in the former junta-ruled nation. AFP / Ye Aung Thu

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honored in Washington this week and presented Congress’s highest award, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.

Posted: September 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yale defends plans for new college in Singapore

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Tourists gather in front of the iconic statue of the Merlion in Singapore. Yale University is establishing its college with National University of Singapore, which will open in 2013. AFP PHOTO

Students at Yale University’s new liberal arts college in Singapore will have academic freedom but won’t be able to stage protests on campus, Yale officials said Friday.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino seeks US assurance on defense

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The Virginia class fast attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) is docked at Subic Freeport, in Zambales province west of Manila, Philippines Wednesday May 16, 2012. With a crew of 133, North Carolina arrived at Subic Bay Sunday May 13, 2012 as part of her Western Pacific deployment and according to Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs, is "one of the stealthiest, most technologically advanced submarines in the world." (AP Photo/Jun Dumaguing)

The Philippine President comes to the White House seeking assurance of U.S. military help should the Southeast Asian ally face attack by rising power China over their conflicting maritime claims.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Obama raises concerns about China’s crackdown

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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and top members of his administration raised pointed concerns Monday about Beijing’s recent security crackdown on democracy advocates during the first day of high-level talks between the two nations. Obama, meeting with the leaders of a large official Chinese delegation, voiced his concerns about the situation in China, the White House said [...]

Posted: May 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US tornado damage evokes quake carnage—Japan FM

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WASHINGTON—Japan’s foreign minister said Friday the tornado destruction that devastated parts of the U.S. this week and killed more than 300 people evoked the carnage of the earthquake that recently struck his country. Takeaki Matsumoto was speaking to reporters after holding talks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who paid tribute to Japan’s [...]

Posted: April 30th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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