Sameer Khoja

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China Puts Former Security Chief Under House Arrest

Zhou is the most senior official to be ensnared in a graft scandal since the Communists came to power in 1949. He was the domestic security tsar and a member of the party's Politburo Standing Committee - the pinnacle of power in the country - when he retired last year.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping …


At least eight dead in Argentina after looting

At least eight people have been killed during a wave of crime and looting in Argentina while local police have been on strike.<p>In Cordoba, where the wildcat strikes began, police have managed to negotiate a 50 percent pay rise. Officers in up to 17 other provinces are now refusing to work in the …

Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end

WASHINGTON— With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier.<p>The latest round of Asia-Pacific trade talks among the U.S. and 11 …