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UN push against North Korea on rights moves ahead

November 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Japan’s U.N. Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa, far left, gestures as he speaks during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly human rights committee, on a proposal to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. An attempt to weaken a United Nations move to refer North Korea [&hellip...

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Indian leader wants closer links with Australia

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top left, makes an address at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Modi has called for a closer strategic partnership between India and Australia as well as a closer trading relationship. (AP...

Japan stocks rise on hopes for new stimulus

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Specialists Michael O’Mara, left, and Michael Gagliano, work at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading following a sharp drop in Japan overnight. (AP Photo/Richard...

Scientists ‘confident’ comet lander will wake up

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

The combination image of several partially enlarged photographs released by the European Space Agency, ESA, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 shows the journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet...

Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, trucks leave a container wharf in Tokyo. Japan reported Monday, Nov. 17 that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September in the second straight quarterly decline. Most economists had...

Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii and Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — After a...

US, Japan, Australia agree to deepen security ties

November 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shake hands at the start of their meeting at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo...

Space agency: Now-silent lander does main tasks

November 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE -This image from Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera, released by the European Space Agency ESA on Nov. 13, 2014 shows the Philae lander on Nov. 12, 2014 Philae landed Nov. 12, next to a cliff that largely blocked sunlight from reaching its solar...

With Saint Nick’s entry comes racial controversy

November 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Police detain anti-Black Pete demonstrators as Saint Nicholas arrived in the historic city of Gouda, Netherlands, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Black Petes, the traditional black-faced sidekicks of Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, walked side-by-side...

Philae probe drills into comet, turns toward light

November 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE -The combination photo of different images taken with Philae’s CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Nov. 13, 2014 shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Philae...