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North Korea threatens military action over South Korea campaign

Cho Mee-young SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will fire across a land border with South Korea if Seoul continues its anti-North psychological campaign, the North’s official media said on Sunday ahead of a joint military drill between the United States and South Korea. South Korea’s military has been dropping leaflets…

Myanmar people get Q and A with Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON — Radio Free Asia has launched a question and answer show with Aung San Suu Kyi, giving the people of military-ruled Myanmar the rarest of opportunities to communicate directly with the democracy icon. The US-funded broadcaster is airing weekly Burmese-language segments on Friday evenings with the 65-year-old opposition leader,…

Iran ‘agrees to resume nuclear talks’: EU’s Ashton

Iran agreed Friday to resume long-stalled nuclear talks with world powers after November 10, the European Union’s foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said. In a letter to Ashton, who represents the six powers negotiating with Tehran over its disputed nuclear programme, Iran said its chief negotiator Saeed Jalili was ready…

Left-leaning upstarts hope to unseat veteran senators

WASHINGTON — US voters cast ballots Tuesday in a handful of key races that may foretell how anger at Washington will shape November elections that will decide the future of President Barack Obama’s agenda. Three primaries are expected to test the limits of Obama’s influence over the Democratic party’s rank-and-file,…

Drudge criticized for Obama playing ‘race card’ banner

President Barack Obama Monday launched the Democratic 2010 mid-term election campaign, calling on his young, multi-racial coalition of first-time voters to throng the polls in November. The conservative Drudge Report announced the news by posting a huge banner in capital letters atop the site: “OBAMA PLAYS RACE CARD: RALLIES BLACKS,…

Obama Democrats will pay for ‘garbage’ laws: Boehner

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies will pay in November 2010 mid-term elections for the “garbage” legislation they pushed through the US Congress, a top Republican lawmaker warned Thursday. Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner took aim at Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remark Wednesday that she was “always…

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