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An imprisoned Chinese dissident who won this year's Nobel Peace Prize was allowed to meet Sunday with his wife and told her in tears that he was dedicating the award to victims of a 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, his wife and a close friend said.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Monday gently chided Vietnam for its blemished human rights record but marveled at the friendly ties the United States has built with Vietnam a generation after the Vietnam War.
Ultimately, when VIPs go home and the November election dust settles, the Obama administration could face stark, bilateral decisions on international fiscal and monetary policies as the economy continues to sputter.
Hwang Jang-yop, the intellectual force behind the philosophy of self-reliance that guided North Korea and a top official in the Workers' Party that still rules the communist nation, has died.
Iran acknowledged Saturday that some personnel at the country's nuclear facilities were lured by promises of money to pass secrets to the West but insisted increased security and worker privileges have put a stop to the spying.
Differences that threaten the outbreak of a currency war persisted after a weekend meeting of global finance ministers, who left without resolving what to do.
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to an imprisoned Chinese dissident sparked praise from Western governments, brought condemnation from Beijing and is exposing the difficulties fitting a powerful, authoritarian China into the international order.
President Obama called on China Friday to quickly release imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, lauding the dissident as an "eloquent and courageous" supporter of human rights and democracy.
Earlier this month, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to broaden the powers of the Commerce Department, which will allow it to impose tariffs when another country is deemed to be a "currency manipulator." The move was aimed explicitly at China, which keeps the value of its currency, the yuan, artificially lower than markets would dictate.