Asia

Japanese Health Minister: No plans to recall Actos drug

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “France’s drug safety authority suspended use of both Actos and Competact — which combines Actos and an older drug called metformin — on Thursday saying an official study had found they appeared to slightly raise the risk of bladder cancer. After France’s move, the European Medicines Agency, based in London, said it […]

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Hong Kong developers signal slowing home prices

June 10, 2011

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The Bank of Korea raised interest rates by 0.25 to 3.25% as consumer prices continue rising

June 10, 2011

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China accuses Vietnam of escalating tensions in South China Sea

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source China warned its neighbors to cease looking for oil in the resource-rich South China Sea. Vietnam accused China of sabotaging its seismic-survey boat. Source 2 China accused Vietnam of “gravely violating its sovereignty and endangering the lives of Chinese sailors”. [/expand]

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Election in Turkey on June 12th

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Turkey is set to vote in national elections as citizens focus on the economy, constitutional amendments, and a resolution addressing the Kurdish issue. The electorate is looking to amend or redraft the constitution that was written in 1982 after the 1980 coup. Source 2 “A recent survey by the research institute TESEV […]

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Defense Secretary Gates seeks NATO Members’ continued commitment to Afghanistan

June 9, 2011

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Pakistani Army rejects U.S. aid, calls for more money to go to the people

June 9, 2011

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Syrian refugees pouring into Turkey

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   The flow of refugees fleeing to Turkey from an expected military crackdown in Syria swelled Thursday, as the government moved to limit a potential crisis just days before elections. Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said that the number of Syrians taking refuge in Turkey was now 2,700, Turkey’s state run Anadolu […]

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French candidate Lagarde, China agree: IMF selection process must be open

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Speaking after meetings with Chinese leaders in Beijing to press her candidacy for the post, Lagarde said selecting the first woman to head the Washington-based agency would help improve the institution’s commitment to diversity. China, India and Brazil are among emerging economies that have demanded an end to the six-decade-old custom where the […]

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