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Iran seeks to split Seoul, Washington on sanctions

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 8:53PM UTC

Not satisfied with the meager pickings it could get from the UN, the Obama administration has unilaterally begun its own sanctions program over Iran’s support of terrorist groups and its nuclear proliferation activities. The sanctions are being spearheaded by the US Treasury Department, the same outfit that made Pyongyang squeal in

Sarawak’s white-haired Rajah

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 8:06PM UTC

  An NGO details more of the hidden wealth of Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, reports Asia Sentinel The Sarawak Report, an NGO based in the east Malaysian state, has uncovered exhaustive evidence that the chief minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, has looted Sarawak of hundreds of millions of US dollars

US Navy warship docks in former foe Vietnam

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 6:05PM UTC

A warship from the United States docked Tuesday in central Vietnam where the former foes planned to conduct navy training, in a sign of growing military ties amid new warnings from China for the U.S. to stay out of its backyard. The USS John S. McCain’s port call comes as

Pakistan’s president returns amid flood fury

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 5:13PM UTC

President Asif Ali Zardari returned Tuesday to flood-ravaged Pakistan, where he faced a storm of criticism for visiting Europe as his country was gripped by its worst natural disaster. His arrival came as thousands of people fled a major city in central Pakistan as rivers nearby swelled. The U.N., relying on

Japan apologizes to SKorea for colonial rule

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 3:49PM UTC

Prime Minister Naoto Kan apologized Tuesday to South Korea for Japanese colonial rule as part of an effort to strengthen ties between the two countries ahead of the 100th anniversary of Japanese aggression against Korea. During Japan’s occupation of the Korean peninsula from 1910-45, many Koreans were forced to fight

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