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Meeting delay a sign of cooling US-Vietnam ties
Global News
Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:53

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The U.S. and Vietnam, former enemies who share concerns about China's rise, are finding that human rights concerns are keeping them from becoming closer friends.

 
Editorial: Lottery of life
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Written by Emily Hsu   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:52

Life itself is a lottery. No one can ever decide in which country he or she would like to be born. Even within one country, being born in different families can make a big difference. The wealth gap between families can even affect survival. In China, there was a tragic and sad example of the consequences of the wealth gap with the death of five boys.

 
FYI: quick news from around the world
Global News
Written by Phoebe Fan   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:50

  • SKorea to reroute flights on NKorean rocket path
  • Highway tunnel ceiling slabs fall in Japan, kill 9
  • Pacific nations alarmed by tuna overfishing
  • US envoy hits China's stand in UN climate talks
  • Yahoo buys more mobile expertise in latest deal
 
Death toll from Philippine typhoon nears 300
Global News
Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:47

NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) -- Stunned parents searching for missing children examined a row of mud-stained bodies covered with banana leaves while survivors dried their soaked belongings on roadsides Wednesday, a day after a powerful typhoon killed nearly 300 people in the southern Philippines.

 
Poll shows support for raising taxes on the rich
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Written by WASHINGTON (AP)   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:45

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country's top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declined for cutting government services to curb budget deficits, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Fewer than half the Republicans polled favor continuing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.

 
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