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China Threatens Japan With Trade Retaliation

China's state-run media is warning Japan could endure another lost decade of economic stagnation, if Beijing resorts to trade retaliation. This comes after a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China over Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Nordic Cuisine: Moving Beyond The Meatballs And Pickled Fish

New Nordic cuisine is not just a tweak on old Scandinavian food, it's a whole new method, fans say. Two restaurants and a nonprofit experimental lab are on the forefront of this trend that brings locally grown, seasonal food and high-tech food science together.
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Don't Allow Iran's Nuclear 'Touchdown,' Netanyahu Warns

The Israeli prime minister, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, said Iran's nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards." He also denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.
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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

The U.S. troops were killed by an Afghan officer at a remote checkpoint. Eight NATO troops have been killed in similar insider attacks over the past three days. In the attack on which the women were casualties, the alliance said 45 insurgents were killed.
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Consulate Attack Preplanned, Libya's President Says

In an exclusive interview with NPR in Benghazi, President Mohamed el-Megarif says foreigners infiltrated Libya over the past few months, planned the attack and used Libyans to carry it out. But U.S. officials say they have no evidence the attack was preplanned.
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Second Day Of Anti-Japan Protests Rock China

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets to denounce Japan's purchase of a disputed chain of uninhabited islands in the South China Sea. This rising tide of anti-Japanese nationalism is now escalating into violence, with some Japanese businesses reporting attacks.
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In Wake Of Violence, Pope Addresses Middle East

Pope Benedict XVI is in Lebanon for a three-day visit that follows the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The Vatican has been promoting this trip as a pilgrimage of peace for the entire region.

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