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Brazil’s President Not First to Snub Obama
Brazilian President Dilma Roussef postponed a state visit to the United States in response to N.S.A. spying of millions of Brazilians, the country’s most important businesses, members of her party, and herself. Roussef’s decision has been welcomed as courageous and criticized as unnecessary by
Japan's Conservative Party Returns to Power
TOKYO — Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party staged a dramatic comeback today, winning a landslide victory in the powerful lower house of Parliament, just three years after it was ousted from power. Exit polls showed the main opposition party en route to secure a two-thirds...
Japan Poised for Another Leader as Weary Voters Head to Polls
TOKYO — Japanese voters head to the polls Sunday in an election that is expected to shift the balance of power back to the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, just three years after it was ousted in dramatic fashion by the ruling Democratic Party of Japan....
Japanese Finance Minister Set to Become Country's New PM
Japan's Ruling Party Elected Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda Its New Leader
Japanese Prime Minister Kan Signals Resignation
PM Signals he Will Step Down Once Disaster Reconstruction Efforts Take Hold.
Japan's New PM To Uphold U.S. Deal
Naoto Kan won back-to-back votes today to be elected the 94th prime minister of Japan . Kan reportedly plans to uphold an agreement about the relocation of a U.S. air base on the island of Okinawa , a controversial issue that led to his predecessor's resignation. The agreement is largely in accord
Clinton Warns North Korea of 'Consequences' for Torpedo Attack
A tough talking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today warned North Korea , accused of torpedoing a South Korean warship in March, that "provocative actions have consequences." Clinton did not elaborate on what kind of options are on the table saying it was "premature" at the moment. But it could
Two Koreas Trade Warnings Over Ship's Sinking
The Two Koreas Exchange Warnings Over the March Sinking of a South Korean Ship That Resulted in the Death of 46 Sailors
Barack Obama a Year Later: The World View
A look at how the president is perceived overseas on inauguration anniversary