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World News Brief, Friday September 28

Spain to unveil $50 billion in spending cuts for 2013; China urges Japan not to infringe on China's "territorial integrity" in South China Sea; North Korea's stalled nuclear talks with six nations to begin again in China; US to ease import ban on Burma; China denies influencing Venezuelan election; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday August 23

Greek PM wants more time to implement austerity measures; Japan's ambassador to return to South Korea two weeks after recalled; North Korea takes major step in efforts to build nuclear reactor; Syria warns US against intervention over "unconventional weapons"; Ethiopia's acting PM to stay in post till 2015; and more

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World News Brief, Tuesday May 8

Elections in France and Greece challenge austerity policies; France's Hollande vows to renegotiate parts of the EU fiscal compact; political uncertainty in Greece threatens to unravel EU-IMF bailout plan; Chinese defense minister set to begin talks in Washington DC today; Korean Customs Service launches crackdown on trafficking of human-flesh capsules; Syrian voters head to the polls; Putin sworn into office for third term as Russian president; and more

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World News Brief, December 8

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies ordering crackdown against protesters; UN says 4000 people have been killed during the nine-month government crackdown; China to make "extended preparations" for warfare amid ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea; US and South Korea in talks to revise 1974 nuclear power treaty; Pakistan's Zardari receives treatment for heart condition in Dubai; Greek parliament passes austerity budget; and more

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World News Brief, Tuesday October 4

Greece won't make 7.6 percent deficit target, says prime minister; Greek government approves new austerity measures and a plan to force 30,000 public sector workers into early retirement; tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea leaves 15 people dead; International Criminal Court will investigate last year's election violence in Ivory Coast; US could gain $15 billion injection from trade pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia; and more

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World News Brief, Friday September 9

Qaddafi denies fleeing to Niger in audio message; Libyan rebels say they are closing in on Qaddafi; HSBC to cut 3000 jobs in Hong Kong; militant Turkistan Islamic Party has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in China's Xinjiang region; Obama to reveal jobs plan to Congress; Italy's upper house passes austerity plan to save $75 billion; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday March 24

Obama says again he wants US to relinquish "leading role" in Libya; Qaddafi remains defiant; Tokyo water is unsafe for infants, but there is no immediate threat to adults, officials say; Australians protest proposed carbon tax; Six killed in Syrian mosque raid; Portuguese lawmakers to vote on austerity measures; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday February 24

Qaddafi clings to power despite erosion of his government; mediators sent to help end border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia; Christchurch earthquake continues to make international headlines; Saudi king returns after health scare promising billions in pay rises; American stoush over collective bargaining spreads; Greek protests against austerity measures turn violent

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