Chinese, South Korean leaders exchange New Year greetings

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Chinese, South Korean leaders exchange New Year greetings 

BEIJING, Jan. 1 — President Hu Jintao exchanged congratulatory messages with his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak on the occasion of Friday's New Year celebration.

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Myanmar official media call for continued march towards new nation

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Myanmar official media call for continued march towards new nation 

YANGON, Jan. 1 — A Myanmar official newspaper on Friday called on the entire people to continue marching towards a new nation with new spirit in the new year.

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Moderate quake hits Tibet

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Moderate quake hits Tibet 

BEIJING, Jan. 1 — An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted Xigaze in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Friday morning, according to the national seismological network.

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N. Korea calls for denuclearization, end to enmity with U.S.

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on N. Korea calls for denuclearization, end to enmity with U.S. 

By Sam Kim

SEOUL, Jan. 1 — North Korea expressed hope Friday for an end to enmity with the United States while stressing dialogue in achieving a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula in a New Year's message that analysts said summarizes the prerequisites for the communist state to rebuild its moribund economy.

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Parliament okays labor union bill despite opposition

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Parliament okays labor union bill despite opposition 

By Shin Hae-in

SEOUL, Jan. 1 — Parliament approved Friday a set of bills calling for drastic changes to the current labor union law, despite opposition from labor and business groups here.

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N. Korea calls for end to hostile relations with U.S.

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on N. Korea calls for end to hostile relations with U.S. 

BEIJING, Jan. 1 — North Korea on Friday called for an end to what it describes as a "hostile relationship" with the United States and stressed the need to improve ties with South Korea in a New Year's Day editorial in its official press.

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(Yearender) Red Cross always first, ready, there in humanitarian needs to alleviate human suffering

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on (Yearender) Red Cross always first, ready, there in humanitarian needs to alleviate human suffering 

MANILA, Jan. 1 – Two major storms hit the country late 2009 coupled with armed conflicts down Southern Philippines displacing thousands of families and topped with the kidnapping of three international volunteer humanitarian workers.

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Today in History

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Today in History 

MANILA, Jan. 1 — January 1 of every year is highly regarded by Filipinos as a time to look forward with optimism, sometimes with all kinds of superstitious beliefs for a better and brighter future.

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Celebrities share their New Year’s Resolution, feng shui experts bare lucky colors for 2010

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Celebrities share their New Year’s Resolution, feng shui experts bare lucky colors for 2010 

MANILA, Jan. 1 -– Filipino showbiz celebrities on Friday shared their New Year’s Resolution for 2010.

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Gold ends slightly higher, marking 9th yearly gain

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Gold ends slightly higher, marking 9th yearly gain 

CHICAGO, Jan. 1 — Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange closed higher for the last session of 2009 on Thursday, seeing the ninth consecutive annual gain. Silver and platinum both rose.

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