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Chinese president reaffirms support to Europe in debt crisis


August 31st, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao said Thursday that China firmly supports Europe's efforts to overcome the debt crisis and the important role that the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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China signs deal for 50 Airbus planes


August 30th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China and Germany Thursday signed a series of documents, including a procurement deal for 50 Airbus planes. The signing ceremony was attended by Chinese Premier Wen ... Read more...

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Prepare to take power: Germany, Italy tell Syrian opposition


August 30th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti have called on the Syrian opposition to prepare to take over power in the country."The ... Read more...

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Greek PM asks for ‘time to breathe’


August 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 25 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said his country does not want more aid but asked for "time to breathe". "We don't want more aid ... ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi ranked world’s sixth most powerful woman


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) India's ruling United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi has been ranked sixth, a notch ahead of US first lady Michelle Obama, in the Forbes magazine ... Read more...

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Germany, Canada to conduct joint ocean research


August 18th, 2012 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 18 (IANS) Germany and Canada will jointly conduct marine research.The Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel announced Friday that both sides have agreed on the joint cooperation. ... Read more...

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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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Putin tests every meal before eating: Former chef


July 25th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Vladimir Putin is so paranoid about being poisoned that he has his every meal tested by qualified food tasters, a former chef of the Russian ... Read more...

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Huddled over eurozone crisis, EU leaders watch football


June 29th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) While expected to devote their full attention at evolving a plan at the crucial summit talks meant to save Europe, the European Union leaders instead ... Read more...

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At Rio, India blames it on rich but content overall


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) It was a mixed bag for India on the penultimate day of the Earth Summit here Thursday where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh articulated ... Read more...

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Indian PM reaches Rio for Earth Summit (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, June 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Wednesday for the Earth Summit after taking part in the G20 summit in Mexico.Manmohan Singh will ... Read more...

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G20 pledges to support economic growth, free trade


June 20th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS) Leaders of G20 nations have pledged support to economic growth by strengthening demand and restoring investors' confidence and vowed to remove barriers ... Read more...

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Infrastructure funding key to growth: G20 endorses India’s stand (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS) G20 nations, comprising the world's leading and emerging economies, concluded a much-watched meeting at this Mexican resort with an endorsement of the Indian ... Read more...

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Hope G20 can help end global economic crisis: PM


June 18th, 2012 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this resort town Sunday for the G20 Summit with the hope that the two-day event will find ... Read more...

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Russia to continue arms supplies to Syria


June 13th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's state-controlled arms trader Rosoboronexport intends to fulfill its contract for the supply of armaments to Syria."No one can ever accuse Russia of violating the ... Read more...

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Russian arms supply to Syria not for protesters: Lavrov


June 10th, 2012 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is completing air defence weapons' deliveries to Syria under previous contracts. It is not supplying any arms that can be used against protesters, said ... Read more...

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US stocks end mixed after heavy sell-off


June 5th, 2012 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 5 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed Monday after major indexes suffered severe sell-off in the previous session.When the market closed, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 17.11 ... Read more...

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G8 summit opens in US


May 19th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The summit of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations opened Friday in Maryland, US.The two-day summit groups together leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, ... Read more...

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Merkel advises Greek referendum on euro membership


May 19th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 19 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested to Greek President Karolos Papoulias to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the Eurozone during parliamentary polls, RIA ... Read more...

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Germany to give $190 mn to Afghanistan after 2014


May 17th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Germany will give 150 million euros ($190 million) worth of cash aid to Afghanistan a year after international peacekeeping forces pull out on schedule in 2014 ... Read more...

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New French president’s first flight struck by lightning


May 15th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.Hours ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande sworn in as French president


May 15th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) Francois Hollande was sworn in as the new president of France Tuesday for a five-year term. He became the first Socialist leader to occupy the Elysee ... Read more...

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World leaders congratulate Hollande


May 7th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) World leaders including US president Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron Sunday night congratulated Francois Hollande on his victory ... Read more...

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NATO on course for planned Afghan withdrawal: Merkel


May 5th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she hopes that NATO would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014 as previously planned."Germany will insist on it ... Read more...

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Dutch government threatens to boycott Euro 2012


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 2 (IANS) Dutch government officials and the royal family said they would not attend Euro 2012 Football Championships in Ukraine if the condition of imprisoned former prime ... Read more...

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Joachim Gauck elected German president


March 18th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Joachim Gauck, a former pastor and civil rights activist, was Sunday elected Germany's new president, BBC reported.The 72-year-old Gauck, from the erstwhile East Germany, won 991 ... Read more...

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Germany unsure of Afghan withdrawal in 2014: Merkel


March 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) Germany was not sure whether its troops would pull out of Afghanistan by 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday during a surprise visit to the country's ... Read more...

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German parliament passes Greece bailout deal


February 28th, 2012 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 28 (IANS) The German parliament Monday passed the second bailout package for Greece worth about 130 billion euros ($174.4 billion) to help the country avoid a default.The German ... Read more...

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German president quits over loan scandal (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Embattled German President Christian Wulff Friday resigned over a scandal sparked by a private loan on favourable terms.Wulff, 52, announced his decision to step down in ... Read more...

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China may turn EU’s biggest market


February 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China may overtake the US as the European Union's biggest export destination in 2012, according to the EU ambassador to China.The conclusion is based on the ... Read more...

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Merkel concludes China visit


February 4th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday concluded her three-day visit to China. It was her fifth official visit to the country, Global Times reports.During her trip, Merkel ... Read more...

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China seeks closer ties with Germany


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation.Hu said China was ready to push forward its "long-term ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum to open in Davos Wednesday


January 25th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Davos, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The annual World Economic Forum is set to open in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos Wednesday.Some 2,600 decision-makers from about 100 countries and ... Read more...

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`Davos meet an opportunity to project Pakistan’s economy’


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The World Economic Forum to be held in Davos offers a good opportunity to project Pakistan's economy which has registered a comeback, said Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Greece needs structural reforms to rebuild economy: Merkel


January 16th, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) Greece needs structural reforms in addition to austerity measures to rebuild its economy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.Structural reforms, though slow to show results, ... Read more...

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