China seeks stronger ties with India
Hershey launching candy bar in Chinese cities
India offers more aid for rebuilding Afghanistan
Hundreds seek compensation in Japan nuclear crisis

China seeks stronger ties with India
One day after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Indian business leaders that developing stronger economic ties between their two nations would have huge benefits for both sides.

Hershey launching candy bar in Chinese cities
The Hershey Company says it’s launching a new “milk candy” bar in three Chinese cities next month, followed by a wider distribution next year.

India offers more aid for rebuilding Afghanistan

India offered on Tuesday to provide more training and reconstruction aid for Afghanistan as most international troops prepare to withdraw next year.

Hundreds seek compensation in Japan nuclear crisis
Hundreds of people living just outside Japan’s Fukushima prefecture say they have been denied adequate compensation after the country’s 2011 nuclear disaster despite suffering elevated radiation levels.

Spain backs sending defensive arms to Syria rebels
Spain favors a partial lifting of sanctions against Syria that would allow the delivery of “defense material” to rebel groups to help protect the population, its foreign minister said Tuesday.

Sri Lankan unions allege government intimidation
Sri Lankan labor union leaders are accusing the government of using threats and intimidation to undermine a one-day strike against a recent increase in electricity rates.

Bernanke signals fed to maintain stimulus efforts
Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to slow its extraordinary stimulus programs.

IRS official learner: ‘I did nothing wrong’
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers’ questions.

House panel moves to curb military sexual assaults

Members of a House panel angry over sexual abuse problems in the military are set to vote on a bill that would strip commanding officers of their authority to unilaterally change or dismiss court-martial convictions.

Iran expands nuke technology

The U.N. atomic agency on Wednesday detailed rapid Iranian progress in two programs that the West fears are geared toward making nuclear weapons, saying Tehran has upgraded its uranium enrichment facilities and advanced in building a plutonium-producing reactor.

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