Monthly Archives: August 2011

NKorea launches tours from China, snubbing SKorea (AP) – 559th Edition

AP – A rusty cargo ship festooned with welcome banners arrived Wednesday at North Korea’s Diamond Mountain resort to mark the launch of new tours from China that snub Seoul and aim to replace suspended South Korean trips. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit … Continue reading

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AP Exclusive: Japan nuke holdout resolved to stay (AP) – 558th Edition

AP – Vines creep across Tomioka’s empty streets, its prim gardens overgrown with waist-high weeds and meadow flowers. Dead cows rot where they were left to starve in their pens. Chicken coops writhe with maggots, a sickening stench hanging in … Continue reading

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China’s Wen says controlling inflation still goal (AP) – 557th Edition

AP – The Chinese government remains focused on reining in surging prices despite global instability and has no plans to change controls that have caused its economy to slow, said Premier Wen Jiabao in comments released Wednesday.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips says 99 pct of China spill cleared (AP) – 556th Edition

AP – Under fire for oil spills off China’s eastern coast, ConocoPhillips says it has finished collecting virtually all oil and drilling mud released into Bohai Bay, meeting a deadline to finish its cleanup by Wednesday.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog … Continue reading

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Court voids Australia’s refugee deal with Malaysia (AP) – 555th Edition

AP – Australia’s highest court Wednesday voided a transfer of asylum seekers to Malaysia, ruling the government’s attempt to stem an influx of boat people from poor, war-torn countries could not assure their legal rights would be protected.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine … Continue reading

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Philippine leader urges China to boost investment (AP) – 554th Edition

AP – The Philippine president urged Chinese companies on Wednesday to invest more in his country despite a territorial spat and pledged they would receive open and equal access. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Japan backs Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi LCD merger (Reuters) – 553th Edition

Reuters – Japan’s Sony Corp, Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd will merge their liquid-crystal display operations using $2.6 billion of government-backed funds to fend off growing competition from rivals in South Korea and Taiwan. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out … Continue reading

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Ultimate Frisbee lands in North Korea (AP) – 552th Edition

AP – Ultimate Frisbee has landed in North Korea.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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China ramps up security for expo in troubled west (AP) – 551th Edition

AP – Already tight security in China’s troubled Xinjiang region was ramped up further Wednesday ahead of a major Central Asian trade gathering in the capital Urumqi.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Japan factory output falls short of expectations (AP) – 550th Edition

AP – Japan’s industrial production fell short of expectations in July as a strong yen, power shortages and slowing global economy compounded the struggle to recover from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at … Continue reading

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