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  • The upgrades—which some analysts suggested was a compromise agreed in advance with Beijing—also appeared not to have affected a visit to Beijing by Steven Chu, the U.S. Energy Secretary, who saidthe issue wasn't raised in his meetings with Chinese officials Thursday.

    Beijing Shows Restraint on U.S.'s Taiwan Move

  • Analysts saidthe U.S. decision might still adversely affect defense exchanges, or other parts of the relationship, especially if Chinese leaders come under pressure internally, or from nationalistic online commentators,to issue a more robust response.

    Beijing Shows Restraint on U.S.'s Taiwan Move

  • Accountants Wilkins Kennedy on Monday saidthe government's squeeze on social care spending coupled with rising debts and high rents led to 73 care companies entering administration over the year to the end of September, compared with 35 in the previous 12 months.

    Doubling in number of care home firms collapsing into administration

  • A French artist I follow on Twittertweeted something her husband saidthe other day that really touched me: "You should be able to buy a kit to build yourself an inner world to counteract the loneliness and isolation of old age."

    Pamela Poole: The Web Is a Room With a View

  • "We are praying for the senator to change his heart and his mind," saidthe Rev. Tommie Jackson, of Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Stamford.

    The Rev. Chuck Currie:

  • The director of Bak Touk primary school in Phnom Penh saidthe school had given its teachers permission to charge each pupil 500 riel (12 cents) per day, but claimed the suspended teachers regularly charged twice that amount.

    We only allow extortion to a point. « Planning the Day

  • He saidthe dead were civilians were killed, and many of whom were women and children.

    Barack Obama: Qatar crucial to coalition's success in Libya

  • After the 2005 race, Pollock saidthe campaign faced the twin challenges of having front-runner expectations with none of the advantages of incumbency.

    Ferrer on Thompson's 2013 Plans

  • Mr. Wang saidthe company will continue its efforts to make its mobile business profitable, and that he expects the mobile business to turn a profit in 2011.

    China Telecom Plans to Add BlackBerry, Palm Phones

  • Dahal also saidthe partyhad not forsaken the ultimate goal of bidroha (revolt) and asked his men not to be swayed by compromises struck by the Maoist party with other political parties.

    Prachanda Claims Nearly two third of fake PLAs in Maoist Cantonment


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