23 Nov 2010

North, South Korean forces trade fire; 2 South Korean marines dead

“In a sharp escalation of hostility along their disputed sea border, North Korean and South Korean forces traded fire Tuesday, a deadly skirmish that jacked up diplomatic tensions in a volatile region. Two South Korean marines were killed and 15 South Korean soldiers and civilians were wounded when the North

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29 Oct 2010

Report: North Korea, South Korea exchange gunfire

“North Korean and South Korean military units exchanged gunfire near their border Friday, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported. The exchange happened after North Korean forces fired two shots at a South Korean military guard post near the border in Hwacheon, South Korea, about 73 miles (118 km) northeast

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25 Oct 2010

France braces itself for another week of protests as Sarkozy believes he has turned corner

“All are furious at the Senate’s decision to approve new pension legislation which will see the retirement age rise from 60 to 62. The reform, which was passed by the French Parliament’s upper house on Friday, is part of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s concerted attack on a social system which he

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28 Sep 2010

Chavez: Venezuela Studying Nuclear Program

“Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Monday that his government is carrying out initial studies into starting a nuclear energy program. Chavez brought up the issue during a news conference, saying the South American country needs an atomic energy program. ‘We’re taking on the project of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes,

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13 Sep 2010

Cuba to lay off 500,000 in 6 months, allow private jobs

“Cuba announced on Monday it would lay off ‘at least’ half a million state workers over the next six months and simultaneously allow more jobs to be created in the private sector as the socialist economy struggles to get back on its feet. The plan announced in state media confirms

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