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  • Under economic pressure, Vietnam apologizes

     
    Mired in economic malaise, attacked by bloggers and riven by infighting under the surface of its ruling Communist Party, Vietnam took an unusual step last week -- it apologized. In a widely broadcast speech, Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong admitted...
  • U.S. elections dominate talk on Chinese social media site

     
    While China gears up for a once-in-a-decade change in leadership, legions of its Internet users have been glued to the U.S. elections halfway across the world. Close to 25 million messages about the American polls had been sent on Sina Weibo by late...
  • Two killed in Bahrain 'terrorist' explosions, authorities say

     
    Five explosions killed two foreigners in Bahrain, state officials said Monday, a new eruption of violence that the government labeled as terrorist acts bent on destabilizing the divided country. The homemade bombs killed two men from Asia and injured a...
  • Billions in EU misspending eyed as group faces budget talks

     
    Billions of dollars were erroneously spent by the European Union last year, paid out to projects that didn’t meet the exacting rules for getting the money, an audit released Tuesday found.The annual report estimated the total amount of misspending...
  • More takes from foreign media on the U.S. election

     
    Earlier Wednesday, the Times rounded up some early reactions and reflections from abroad on the U.S. presidential campaign. As foreign media continue to mull over the reelection of President Barack Obama, here’s more of the coverage from...
  • Laos to begin building hotly debated Xayaburi dam this week

     
    Laos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week over the objections of Cambodia and Vietnam downstream, a step that neighboring countries fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for...
  • What foreign media are saying about the U.S. election

     
    Voters in the United State handed President Obama a second term in office on Tuesday. As the rest of the world reacted and reflected on the campaign, here’s a sample of the reactions and analysis from newspapers and other media around the globe....
  • Scandal threatens South Korea nuclear-export ambitions

     
    As South Korea shuts down nuclear reactors to investigate how some of their parts were vetted, the scandal threatens to tarnish its efforts to sell its nuclear technology around the globe. South Korean officials recently announced they were closing down...
  • Red Cross 'can't cope' as Syria crisis worsens, chief says

     
    The Red Cross lamented Thursday that the deepening crisis in Syria has barred it from helping many of those in need, even as it steps up its efforts. “We can’t cope with the worsening of the situation,” International Committee of the Red...
  • Iran reportedly bans imports of foreign 'luxury' goods

     
    Iran is reportedly banning the import of foreign cars, laptops and scores of other "luxury" goods in an effort to protect its stash of hard currency. Iran Daily, a state-owned newspaper, reported Thursday that a long list of foreign products could not...
  • Britain seeks a million 'Dementia Friends'

     
    Britain is seeking a million “dementia friends” who will be trained to understand the illness and help those living with it, its prime minister announced Thursday. The plan is one of a host of measures aimed at dealing with dementia as the...
  • Syrian children tortured, used as human shields, U.N. report finds

     
    The Syrian military and armed militias loyal to President Bashar Assad have used children as young as eight as human shields, a new United Nations report found. Children have also been tortured and killed by the Syrian army and its allies; whipped,...