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John Kerry Visits Shops in Hanoi

December 16, 2013 4:23 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited an art gallery and a silk shop in Hanoi's old quarter, before his meetings with Vietnamese leaders on Monday (December 16). Kerry is scheduled to meet with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh and later, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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AP Top Stories Dec. 16 A

December 16, 2013 4:10 am

Here's the latest news for Monday, December 16th: Kerry announced Vietnam deal; Bus in Philippines falls onto van; Fatal NJ carjacking investigated; China lands spacecraft on moon.

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Irish PM Enda Kenny Makes TV Address

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

The Irish Republic's prime minister marks the end of the country's three-year bailout programme with a televised speech to the nation.

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Demand for Coal Rises

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions has done little to stop the rise in demand for coal, particularly in growing economies like China and India.

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U.S. Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

Two people were injured after a U.S. Navy helicopter made an emergency landing south of Tokyo on Monday (December 16) and turned onto its side, local media said. Footage from Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo showed a helicopter lying in an open area of Miura City, about 80 kilometres south of Tokyo. The Kyodo news agency […]

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Snow Blasts US Northeast

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

Parts of the upper Northeastern U.S. got slammed with a major snowstorm over the weekend. Snowplows in Massachusetts and Connecticut were working overtime to clear snow and ice from the roads. Some

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Bronze Statue of Nelson Mandela Unveiled

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

A nine metre bronze statue of the late Nelson Mandela was unveiled Monday on the grounds of the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Mandela, the country's first black president, died aged 95 in Johannesburg on December 5, plunging his 52 million countrymen and women and millions more around the world into grief, and triggering more than […]

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Ineos Boss: Hinkley Energy Too Pricey

December 16, 2013 2:21 am

The boss of Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe, has warned that the price of power from the new Hinkley C nuclear station will be far too expensive for manufacturers.

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Massive Anti-Government Protest in Kiev

December 16, 2013 2:21 am

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gather at Kiev's Independence Square. Opposition leaders are demanding President Viktor Yanukovich not sign any documents with Russia during his upcoming visit to Moscow — fearing it will slam the door on the country's chances to integrate with mainstream Europe. Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnibok:

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´It´s Twice as Busy at Christmas´

December 16, 2013 2:21 am

This week will the busiest of the year for Royal Mail, as the last posting dates for Christmas cards, letters and parcels approach.

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