Archive For September 2009

TV show hires ex-president Bush’s daughter

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Former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, is set to become a correspondent for the U.S. television news and talk show “Today.”

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Chris Brown says cannot remember Rihanna assault

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R&B singer Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna, said he cannot remember hitting her and still loves her.

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Dalai Lama tells Taiwan he’s dedicated to democracy

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The Dalai Lama, on a controversial humanitarian visit to flood-ravaged Taiwan denounced by China, steered clear of talking about Tibet on Monday but said he was dedicated to the promotion of democracy.

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Gaddafi’s son says Megrahi got no “hero’s welcome”

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Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, was not given a “hero’s welcome” home, according to the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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Palestinians say no talks until full settlement halt

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Palestinian leaders on Monday categorically ruled out holding any peace talks with Israel until a full and lasting freeze in Jewish settlement.

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Fiscal challenges loom for newly elected Japan Democrats

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Japan’s next prime minister began forming a government on Monday as investors worried the untested Democratic Party would overspend in a bid to revive the economy or would ruffle ties with Tokyo’s closest ally, Washington.

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U.S., NATO must change to win Afghan war-commander

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The United States and its allies must change strategy and boost cooperation to turn around the war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. and NATO commander there said on Monday, wrapping up a much-anticipated review.

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U.S., Cuba to hold postal service talks: diplomats

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Talks aimed at resuming direct postal service between the United States and Cuba, which has been suspended for decades, are set to be held in mid-September in another sign of thawing U.S.-Cuba relations, Western diplomats said.

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No need for second U.S. fiscal stimulus package: survey

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The U.S. economy does not need a second fiscal stimulus package, instead the government should cut spending over the next two years, according to a survey of business economists released on Monday.

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Americans more confident on healthcare costs: poll

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Fewer Americans are afraid that they will be unable to pay for healthcare services and fewer expect to postpone medical treatments due to costs, according to a Thomson Reuters survey published on Monday.

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