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January 30, 2013
N. Korea threat 'merciless' retaliation on South
Seoul (AFP) Jan 29, 2013
North Korea on Tuesday vowed "merciless" retaliation against the South for its support of UN sanctions, as Seoul urged Pyongyang to step back from a widely expected nuclear test. The perennially tense situation on the Korean peninsula has been stretched to its limit in the past week, with almost daily threats from the North that it is preparing to conduct a nuclear test as a riposte to the expanded sanctions. A lengthy commentary published Tuesday by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ... read more
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China, Japan scholars seek way out in islands row
As fears grow over a simmering island dispute between China and Japan, scholars from both nations are hoping to lower the temperature with expansive talks in Washington in search of common ground. ... more

Outside View: Demise of American politics
The Irish bon vivant Oscar Wilde naughtily observed that the reason the politics of academic life were so sharp was because the stakes were so small. In the United States today, politics are growing even sharper and nastier because the stakes are so huge. ... more

Shoigu: Russia seeks army 'modernization'
Russia's armed forces need to be modernized and be capable of responding to "hot spots" near its borders, newly appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says. ... more
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Iraq ups anti-Qaeda militia pay to appease demos
Iraqi officials said Tuesday they would up the salaries of Sunni militiamen who fought Al-Qaeda during the country's brutal sectarian war, the latest bid to appease mostly-Sunni anti-government rallies. ... more


Clinton regrets N. Korea's isolation
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday voiced regret that North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un has failed to take steps to end the isolation of his people since coming to power. ... more
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Karzai warns of 'plot' against Afghan peace
Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday accused foreign countries of plotting against his war-weary nation's peace programme, saying all negotiations should take place under his administration. ... more

Eurocopter sets sights on S. America sales
Eurocopter and regional subsidiaries have set sights on major business expansion in South America where Brazilian planemaker Embraer is rapidly branching from executive jets and light attack fighters into other civilian and military aircraft. ... more
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China's military at 'high risk' on corruption: watchdog
China's armed forces are battling a major corruption problem, with little political oversight and no whistleblower mechanism to counter graft, watchdog Transparency International said Tuesday. ... more

Sarajevo siege photo stirs distant, dark memories
It's autumn 1992, and an icy chill has settled over Sarajevo. Bosnian residents are struggling to keep warm in their besieged city, scavenging whatever firewood they can after gas and electric supplies have been cut off. From their hiding spots in the hills surrounding the town, snipers shoot at anything that moves. ... more

Japan to launch coastguard unit for disputed isles
Japan's coastguard said Tuesday it would create a special unit comprising 10 new large patrol boats to boost its surveillance of an island chain at the centre of a territorial row with China. ... more
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Argentina mulls 'shame' of naval decay
Argentina is weighing options after a prized old warship sank in port, apparently due to poor upkeep of the vessel. ... more

Commander sees women in elite US special forces
The commander of US special operations said Tuesday he expects to see women in the elite commando forces now that the Pentagon is allowing them to serve in combat. ... more
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Change in Israel needed for peace talks: Palestinians
The Palestine Liberation Organisation said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would have to drastically change tack if peace talks were to resume. ... more

Outside View: Obama and Iran
About two-thirds the way through U.S. President Barack Obama's second inaugural speech, he echoed words spoken almost 75 years earlier by another world leader; words that would soon ring hollow for all who heard them. ... more

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Britain to send troops to help Mali mission
Britain said Tuesday it is ready to boost the number of military personnel helping the French-led mission in Mali to over 300, adding that it was necessary to deny Al-Qaeda the chance to attack the West. ... more

Google unveils detailed N. Korea map... with gulags
Weeks after its chairman Eric Schmidt's secretive visit to North Korea, Google has rolled out a detailed map of the isolated state that even labels some of its remote and infamous gulags. ... more

Blind activist urges no compromise on changing China
Dissident Chen Guangcheng voiced confidence Tuesday that China's political system will eventually open up as he urged fellow activists and the United States not to compromise on human rights. ... more
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