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(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, Aug. 30 -- (Kyodo) _ ---------- Ban appeals for cash aid for Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia
PHNOM PENH - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said that the Khmer Rouge court established for trying former Khmer Rouge leaders is now in crisis and appealed to the international community for help.
In a press release sent out Thursday by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, it quoted Ban as saying, "I want to use this opportunity to make a special appeal on behalf of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, to the international community to come forward with the financing to continue this most important judicial process -- not just for the weeks ahead, but to see all the cases through to their conclusion."
---------- Denso to invest 2.5 billion yen in Sharp: Denso president
NAGOYA - Denso Corp. President Nobuaki Kato has said the leading auto parts maker plans to invest about 2.5 billion yen in Sharp Corp., probably in September, to help the struggling electronics maker strengthen its financial base to support its restructuring efforts.
In a recent interview with Kyodo News, Kato said Denso's investment in Sharp is aimed at strengthening their ties to promote joint development of auto parts.
---------- Jailing of doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden declared illegal
ISLAMABAD - A senior court for Pakistan's tribal area on Thursday ruled that the imprisonment of a Pakistani doctor who allegedly helped the Central Intelligence Agency find Osama bin Laden is illegal, fueling speculation that a deal is in the offing to swap him for an al-Qaida-linked Pakistani doctor imprisoned in the United States.
Frontier Crimes Regulation Commissioner Sahibzada Mohammad Anis ruled that the 33-year sentence given to Shakil Afridi was illegal and therefore null and void. He returned the case for re-trial to the political agent of Khyber Tribal Agency but ruled that Afridi could not be bailed out until his case was adjudged by the Khyber Agency administration.
---------- China's top nuclear envoy holds "in-depth" talks in N. Korea
PYONGYANG - China's special envoy said Thursday that he held "in-depth discussions" with his North Korean counterpart on the possibility of restarting the six-party talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
"With regard to Korean Peninsula affairs and toward the resumption of the six-nation talks, we held in-depth discussions," Wu Dawei, China's special envoy in charge of the long-stalled multilateral talks, told Kyodo News in Pyongyang, after meeting with Kim Kye Gwan, the North's first vice foreign minister and its point man on nuclear issues.
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