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Thu
27
Sep
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China Outraged After Japanese PM Noda's Remark

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- China was outraged by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's remarks to reporters at the UN General Assembly, and has urged Japan to cease immediately all actions that infringe China's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

"China is strongly disappointed and sternly opposes the Japanese leader's obstinacy regarding his wrong position on the Diaoyu Islands issue," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a written statement on Thursday.

Qin's remarks came following Noda's insistence when responding to reporter's questions at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that the Diaoyu Islands "are an integral part" of Japan's territory in light of history and of international law.

Wed
19
Sep
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Mother-to-daughter womb transplant 'success' in Sweden

 
Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried, doctors say, hailing the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.
The weekend procedures were completed by more than 10 surgeons at Sweden's University of Gothenburg.
The names of the patients have not been revealed.
Doctors caution they will not consider the operations successful unless the women achieve pregnancy.
"We are not going to call it a complete success until this results in children," said Michael Olausson, one of the Swedish surgeons told The Associated Press.
"That's the best proof."
Both women started in-vitro fertilisation before the surgery, he said, adding that their frozen embryos will be thawed and transferred if the women are considered in good enough health after a year-long observation period.
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Wed
12
Sep
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U.S. Ambassador to Libya Is Dead

Christopher Stevens

 

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other American diplomats were killed when suspected Libyan religious extremists stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi late Tuesday, sparking a security crisis across the North African country and raising tensions across the Middle East.

Libyan officials spent the night in a manhunt trying to find those responsible for the killings, which occurred when an angry armed mob attacked the diplomatic complex in an apparent protest against an anti-Islamic video created and produced by an American-Israeli real-estate developer.

Tue
11
Sep
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Protesters Storm The U.S. Embassy

 

Cairo (CNN) -- Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and tore down the American flag, apparently in protest of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

A volley of warning shots were fired as a large crowd gathered around the compound, said CNN producer Mohammed Fahmy, who was on the scene, though it is not clear who fired the shots.

Egyptian police and army personnel have since formed defensive lines around the facility in an effort to prevent the demonstrators from advancing farther, but not before the protesters affixed their standard atop the embassy.

The black flag, which hangs atop a ladder inside the compound, is adorned with white characters that read, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger," an emblem often used in al Qaeda propaganda.

Protesters storm U.S. embassy walls

It was unclear which film upset the protesters.

Mon
10
Sep
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Gold ends lower on profit taking, Feds worry

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Fri
07
Sep
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ROLLS-ROYCE ANNOUNCES BUSINESS EXPANSION IN JAPAN

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today that a strong interest in the company’s super luxury cars has resulted in the marque opening increased retail space in Tokyo and a new presence in Osaka, in addition to an upgraded showroom in Yokohama.

The CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, visited both Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Tokyo and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Yokohama earlier this week, and also oversaw the opening of a new, expanded showroom at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Tokyo operated by Cornes Motors Ltd at Shiba, Minato-ku Tokyo.

Tue
04
Sep
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China Suggest Peaceful Relations for U.S. In South China Sea

 

China urged the United States on Tuesday to make greater efforts to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's two day-visit to Beijing.

"We have taken note of the U.S. side's refusal to take a position on the South China Sea issue," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing.

"We hope the U.S. side will keep its commitment and make efforts that help, rather than harm, regional peace and stability," Hong said.

Clinton said Monday in Jakarta that it is now time to create a code of conduct for the South China Sea.

"It is time for diplomacy," she said. "We have the East Asia Summit coming up. This should be the goal that diplomacy pursues: to try to attain agreement on a robust code of conduct, to begin to try to literally calm the waters and enable people to work together toward better outcomes."

Fri
31
Aug
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Federal Reserve Chief to Make Speech Later Today

World stock markets were mixed on Friday ahead of a speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke that investors hope will show the central bank is still considering new stimulus for the U.S. economy.
In morning trading in Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 0.6 percent at 6,933.99 while France’s CAC-40 added 0.6 percent to 3,399.90. London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 5,734.35.
Wall Street appeared headed for gains, with Dow Jones industrial futures rising 0.3 percent to 13,023. The broader S&P 500 futures added 0.4 percent to 1,402.20. Asian indexes, however, closed mostly lower.
Bernanke will deliver his speech on Friday at a global gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Hopes for further stimulus action took a blow this week when the Fed’s “Beige Book” survey of economic sentiment was fairly positive. Traders will look to Bernanke to clarify the Fed’s position.

Fri
31
Aug
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Assange Hopes Sweden Will Drop Case

Julian Assange

 

Julian Assange expects to wait six months to a year for a deal to free him from Ecuador's embassy in London, and hopes Sweden will drop its case against him, the WikiLeaks' founder said in an interview broadcast on Thursday.

The former computer hacker has been holed up at the embassy for more than two months, seeking to avoid being sent to Sweden for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations - and triggering a diplomatic spat with Britain.

Talks over Assange's fate resumed this week, and Ecuador's government said it was optimistic it will be able to strike a deal with Britain for Assange to receive guarantees he would not be further extradited from Sweden to the United States.

Ecuador granted him asylum earlier this month saying that it shares his fears that he could face charges in the United States over the publication in 2010 by WikiLeaks of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.

Fri
31
Aug
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Persian interpreter Alters Egyptian President Speech

Egyptian President Morsi

 

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi received a warm welcome in Tehran on Thursday but it would seem that his historic speech at the Non-Aligned Movement summit may not have been the same speech heard by the Islamic Republic's citizens on national television and radio stations.

Iranian media claimed Thursday that official stations were deceiving home viewers by tampering with the translation of Morsi's speech into Persian.According to the reports, the simultaneous interpreter adapted Morsi's speech to fit in with the Iranian regime's rhetoric – according to which Assad's regime in Syria should not be criticized.

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