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  • Myanmar handed ASEAN chair over objections of many in U.S.

     
    Leaders of a Southeast Asian trade group have recognized Myanmar as their rotating chairman. The decision by ASEAN gives Myanmar the diplomatic recognition it’s long craved over the objections of many in the United States who argue that more time is...
  • A Cabinet of technocrats takes office in Italy

     
    Italy swore in a Cabinet of technocrats on Wednesday as the country scrambled to avoid an economic disaster that could torpedo the Eurozone. Former European Union official Mario Monti, a trained economist, took the oath of office as prime minister,...
  • Greece's Papademos wins confidence vote on austerity measures

     
    Greece's new prime minister, Lucas Papademos, won a crucial confidence vote Wednesday on sharp austerity measures in exchange for more bailout funds to help the country step back from the brink of bankruptcy. The ringing endorsement is a first step toward...
  • Obama visits key military base in northern Australia

     
    President Obama closes out a quick trip to Australia with a visit to the Northern Territory, scene of deadly fighting during World War II and now home to a fast-expanding military base aimed partly at keeping tabs on China. Obama didn’t mention...
  • Obama's easing of Myanmar stance stemmed from sanctions' failure

     
    Soon after taking office, President Obama ordered a review of U.S. policy toward the repressive government in Myanmar that reached a stark conclusion: Attempts to isolate the Myanmar regime weren’t working....
  • Some remain skeptical of Myanmar reforms

     
    For a country where incremental change has been the norm, the past few days for Myanmar have been remarkable. But some remain skeptical....
  • China's fury building over Obama's new Asia policy

     
    The Chinese insist they're not angry, really, about Obama's efforts to reassert U.S. role in the Pacific, but just listen to what they have to say....
  • South Africa loses $1.4 billion training doctors who emigrated

     
    Africa loses trained medical staff to emigration: Africa has lost billions in a brain drain of doctors to the West. South Africa, the country hardest hit by AIDS, has spent more than $1.4 billion training doctors who left to work in rich Western...
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban in Australia overturned

     
    An Australian court has lifted its temporary sales injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, landing the Korean company a win in its patent battle in that country against Apple. Apple was granted an official sales ban in October, after...
  • U.S. Coast Guard rescues men who'd been adrift for 33 days

     
    Just another day on the job for the U.S. Coast Guard: The Coast Guard has rescued two men who were adrift in the ocean for 33 days in the middle of the Pacific Ocean; the men made their way to an atoll, where they were spotted and saved....
  • Australia's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban back on

     
    Samsung was set back again, temporarily, as an Australian High Court put back in place a sales ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in an ongoing patent lawsuit the Korean company is involved in with Apple over tablets and phones. This go around, the temporary...