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Report: NKorea ready for major party conference

By Mon, Sep 06, 2010 12:26PM UTC

North Korea staged a massive celebration rehearsal for its biggest political conference in 30 years, a news report said, amid predictions that leader Kim Jong Il would use the meeting to give a key ruling party position to one of his sons. North Korea has said it will hold a

PM retains lead over challenger in Japan surveys

By Mon, Sep 06, 2010 12:20PM UTC

Prime Minister Naoto Kan kept his huge lead in opinion polls over challenger Ichiro Ozawa as the Japanese public’s choice for leader ahead of a ruling party election, according to opinion polls released by major newspapers Monday. Ozawa, a veteran party powerbroker, and Kan will face off in an internal

Award-winning radio program makes a comeback in a few hours…

By Mon, Sep 06, 2010 12:00PM UTC Award-winning radio program makes a comeback in a few hours…

The first media casualty of Presidential Proclamation 1017 four years ago goes back on air starting today (September 6) at 2:00 p.m. Sali Na, Bayan! (loose translation: Join us now, people) airs from Monday to Friday over DZUP 1602 khz (AM station) from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (GMT -8). The

3 lawmakers meet with Australia’s potential PMs

By Mon, Sep 06, 2010 11:01AM UTC

Three kingmaker independent legislators had their final meetings with Australia’s rival political leaders Monday before they are to decide whom to elect prime minister of the nation’s first minority government in almost seven decades. Two of the three — Tony Windsor and Robb Oakeshott — said the trio was likely

Nepal parliament fails to elect new PM again

By Mon, Sep 06, 2010 9:26AM UTC

Nepal parliament’s failed to elect a new prime minister in a sixth attempt Sunday, leaving the Himalayan nation in a political limbo that has frozen efforts to forge a new constitution and push ahead with development. Pushpa Kamal Dahal of the Communist Party of Nepal and Ram Chandra Poudel of

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