Constitutional change advocates unlikely to secure two-thirds majority in Japan's upper house: poll

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Constitutional change advocates unlikely to secure two-thirds majority in Japan's upper house: poll 

TOKYO, July 22 — The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the two other parties which support easing the rules for constitutional amendments are unlikely to secure the two-thirds majority in the upper house required to change the rules, Kyodo News exit polls showed following Sunday's election.

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Palestinian factions deny interference in Egypt's internal affairs

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Palestinian factions deny interference in Egypt's internal affairs 

GAZA, July 22 — Representatives of Palestinian factions, including Hamas and its rival Fatah party, on Sunday denied their interference in Egypt's internal affairs, asserting their respect for the Egyptian people's will in choosing their ruling authority. "We are keen on not harming the Egyptian security and safety and we are committed to neutrality… We hope that stability will be restored quickly in Egypt," the factions said in a statement following their meeting in Gaza.

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Heavy rain triggers deadly landslides in VN's northern region

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Heavy rain triggers deadly landslides in VN's northern region 

NORTHERN REGION, July 22 — At least one child and two other people were missing in Dien Bien and Thai Nguyen provinces after flash floods and landslide ravaged northern mountainous areas over the weekend due to heavy rains.

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VN National Assembly chairman starts visits to S. Korea, Myanmar

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on VN National Assembly chairman starts visits to S. Korea, Myanmar 

HANOI, July 22 -— Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung left Hanoi yesterday for a three-day official visit to South Korea at the invitation of its National Assembly Speaker Kang Chang-hee.

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News Analysis: LDP's election win breaks parliamentary deadlock but raises concerns

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: LDP's election win breaks parliamentary deadlock but raises concerns 

By Jon Day, Sun Xiaozheng

TOKYO, July 22 (PNA/Xinhua) — Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and junior coalition New Komeito Party have secured a comfortable majority of upper house following Sunday's election, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a firmer grip over both houses of parliament.

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VN enterprise owners required to hold dialogue with workers to minimize disputes

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on VN enterprise owners required to hold dialogue with workers to minimize disputes 

HANOI, July 22 — Enterprise owners are now required to hold a regular dialogue with their employees at least once every three months and organize an annual workers meeting to hear their opinions and discuss issues.

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Vietnam's deputy PMs pay visits to mark war invalids and Martyrs' Day

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Vietnam's deputy PMs pay visits to mark war invalids and Martyrs' Day 

BAC GIANG, July 22 -— Deputy Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Nguyen Thien Nhan on Saturday made separate visits to families of war invalids and martyrs in Bac Giang and Lam Dong provinces on the occasion of War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27).

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Feature: Japanese voters voice concern over LDP's dominance, Abe's policies

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Feature: Japanese voters voice concern over LDP's dominance, Abe's policies 

By Liu Tian, Guo Yina

TOKYO, July 22 (PNA/Xinhua) — Although many Japanese media predicted that Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will set a big victory in the election for the House of Councillors, or the upper house, there are still many different voices against the possible one-party dominance by the LDP in the country and Abe's policies.

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P4.4-B fund to boost Mindanao agricultural development

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on P4.4-B fund to boost Mindanao agricultural development 

MANILA, July 22 — The government’s crusade in alleviating poverty in Mindanao has geared up, as the Japanese government funded a P4.4-billion comprehensive package of support services project benefiting around 70,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in 216 barangays in Mindanao.

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China yuan advances to 6.1721 against U.S. dollar Monday

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on China yuan advances to 6.1721 against U.S. dollar Monday 

BEIJING, July 22 — The Chinese currency Renminbi, or the yuan, gained 30 basis points to 6.1721 against the U.S. dollar on Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

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