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Burma’s Mon ethnic rebels agree on ceasefire

By Fri, Feb 03, 2012 11:12AM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A mediator says Burma’s government has reached a cease-fire agreement with another ethnic rebel group in its latest effort to ensure political stability. Civilian mediator Hla Maung Shwe said Thursday the agreement was reached by authorities in Mon State and the rebel New Mon State Party.

SKorean indicted for re-tweeting NKorean messages

By Fri, Feb 03, 2012 11:06AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have indicted a Socialist Party member on charges that he reposted messages from a North Korean government Twitter account, a party official said Thursday. Park Jeong-geun, a member of the small Seoul-based opposition party, was indicted earlier this week under the National

Wen says China might contribute to Europe fund

By Fri, Feb 03, 2012 11:00AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China’s premier said Thursday that Beijing might contribute to European bailout funds, while visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for help in persuading Iran to renounce possible nuclear weapons ambitions. Merkel was on a visit to reassure Beijing about Europe’s financial health following agreement this week on

Japanese entrepreneurs aim for Silicon Valley

By Fri, Feb 03, 2012 9:45AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — For an emerging generation of Japanese innovators, the dream isn’t a job for life at a big company. They have new ambitions, and they’re determined to go places. Especially Silicon Valley. Small but growing numbers of Japanese entrepreneurs are jumping into the startup scene in northern California,

Chinese lawyer barred from meeting with Merkel

By Fri, Feb 03, 2012 8:30AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer says police prevented him from attending a meeting with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mo Shaoping says the German Embassy invited him to a Thursday evening dinner. That was to be followed by a private meeting with Merkel to discuss China’s

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