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Reports: Japan apologizes to SKorea for past rule

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 11:55AM UTC

Prime Minister Naoto Kan offered Japan’s latest of several apologies to South Korea for Japan’s colonial rule decades ago as part of an effort to strengthen ties between the two countries, news reports said Tuesday. During Japan’s rule over the Korean peninsula from 1910-45 many Koreans were forced to fight

Asif Zardari is the national punching bag, and he’s helping

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 11:13AM UTC

You know those times when you’re so pissed off that you just want to wring someone’s neck? We all have them, don’t we? Let me give you a real-world example: For the last week, my iPod Nano has been slowly disappearing in front of my eyes. I don’t mean literally

Former Australian PM takes part-time UN job

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 11:11AM UTC

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has accepted a part-time United Nations job that focuses on improving people’s lives and protecting the environment. The United Nations announced Monday that Rudd, who was replaced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in an internal Labor Party revolt in June, was appointed to a

NKorea, US-led UN Command meet amid rising tension

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 11:03AM UTC

Military officers from North Korea and the American-led U.N. Command met Tuesday for talks on the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship, a day after the North escalated already-high tensions by firing a barrage of artillery into the sea. North Korea fired about 110 rounds Monday near its disputed

Thai court mulls fate of ruling Democrat Party

By Tue, Aug 10, 2010 8:40AM UTC

A Thai court on Monday began hearing an electoral law case against the ruling Democrat Party, which if found guilty of financing violations could be disbanded and cause the collapse of its coalition government. Police were among the witnesses who testified Monday in the case against the Democrats — Thailand’s

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