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Assassination suspects arrested

By Sun, Aug 08, 2010 5:58PM UTC

A presidential assassination attempt appears to have been preempted: Indonesian police have arrested two Islamist militants suspected of planning to attack President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a visit to West Java, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday. The two were arrested at a house near Bandung on Saturday, said presidential

SKorean president names new prime minister

By Sun, Aug 08, 2010 5:52PM UTC

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak named a former provincial governor as his new prime minister on Sunday as part of a Cabinet reshuffle. Presidential secretary for public relations Hong Sang-pyo announced that the shake-up also included the ministers of knowledge economy, education and five other departments. It did not affect

White man’s burden: Guilt

By Sun, Aug 08, 2010 5:25PM UTC

Eric Kaufman reviews Pascal Bruckner’s The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism: According to Pascal Bruckner, we in the west suffer from neurotic guilt, a condition imposed upon us by the high priests of the left. This secular clerisy are heirs to the Christian tradition of original sin,

Quiet ceremonies mark Burma’s bloody anniversary

By Sun, Aug 08, 2010 5:23PM UTC

Subdued religious ceremonies by activists and pro-democracy politicians marked the anniversary Sunday of the 1988 uprising that was brutally crushed by Burma’s military.   More than 1 million people rose up Aug. 8 that year to protest an entrenched military-backed regime headed by Gen. Ne Win that had wiped out

Former enemies US, Vietnam now military mates

By Sun, Aug 08, 2010 4:50PM UTC

Cold War enemies the United States and Vietnam demonstrated their blossoming military relations Sunday as a U.S. nuclear supercarrier floated in waters off the Southeast Asian nation’s coast — sending a message that China is not the region’s only big player. The visit comes 35 years after the Vietnam War

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