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Auto Industry Stalls In Japan

Toyota, Honda and other Japanese automakers are doing just fine in the U.S. Sales have rebounded, buoyed by a weaker yen and the usual lineup of reliable cars. In the home market of Japan, however, the car makers are struggling.
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All Clear In Berlin After 220-Pound WWII-Era Bomb Is Defused

Thousands of unexploded World War II-era bombs are believed to still be buried in Germany. More than 800 people were evacuated from the area today as experts worked.
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North Korea Bars South Korean Workers From Factory

The North's move to block South Korean workers from getting to a jointly run factory is a familiar way for the communist state to show its displeasure. But it comes at a time when tensions are as high as they've been in years.
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What Does Prime Minister's Return Mean For North Korea's Economy?

In recent weeks, we've heard a lot of threats from North Korea. Yet we know little about their leadership when it comes to domestic policy. For a window into what changes might be like, David Greene talks to North Korean expert Marcus Noland, director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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Published Travel Books Move To Internet Only

In a digital age, the old-fashion travel guide book may seem outdated. But some say there are still reasons to rely on a book for travel recommendations. David Greene talks to Ina Fried, senior editor at at All-ThingsD.com, and Hanya Yanagihara, editor at large for Conde Nast Traveler.
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Is Caroline Kennedy Qualified To Be U.S. Ambassador To Japan?

President Obama is expected to name Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, ambassador to Japan. The job has been critical to U.S. trade and business interests with the world's third largest economy. But Kennedy has no prior experience in government or business.
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North Korea's Brinksmanship: Same As Before, More Dangerous Or Both?

The North's move to block South Korean workers from getting to a jointly run factory park is a familiar way for the communist state to show its displeasure. But it comes at a time when tensions are as high as they've been in years. And the North's new leader is inexperienced at this diplomatic game.

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