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US to sell Apache helicopters to Indonesia


September 21st, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the sale of eight Apache helicopters to Indonesia."Today, I'm announcing that the Obama administration has informed Congress of ... Read more...

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Russia to lead on investment climate: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia would aim for a place among the world's top 20 countries on investment attractiveness.Speaking at the APEC summit ... Read more...

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ASEAN economic ministers agree to deepen integration efforts


September 1st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Aug 31 (Xinhua) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers agreed Friday to deepen the bloc's integration efforts towards realising an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, officials ... Read more...

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NAM to put economic role on agenda in Tehran summit: Official


August 25th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 25 (IANS) The secretary general of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran said the bloc is set to transcend its traditional political role by putting a ... Read more...

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Man plunges to his death from London’s Tate modern gallery


July 25th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man has plunged to his death from the Members Rooms of the Tate Modern Gallery. The accident happened on Tuesday evening at around 6 pm.The gallery ... Read more...

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Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.The EU-brokered ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad invites Morsi to non-aligned meet in Iran


July 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 5 (IANS/AKI) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has invited Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, to a summit of Non-Aligned countries to be held in Tehran Aug 29.It ... Read more...

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EU leaders agree on 120 bn euro growth initiatives


June 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 29 (IANS) European Union (EU) top leaders have agreed on a package of growth initiatives worth 120 billion euros (about $150 billion) to help the most vulnerable economies ... Read more...

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New Democracy party leads in Greek polls


June 18th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The conservative New Democracy party is leading at the pivotal parliamentary elections in Greece, the interior ministry said Sunday.Greece's two largest pro-bailout parties, New Democracy ... Read more...

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China to loan $10 bn to SCO nations


June 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China has pledged a $10 billion loan to support economic development in the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).A two-day meeting of the heads ... Read more...

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SCO summit convenes in Beijing


June 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leadership summit convened here Tuesday with President Hu Jintao scheduled to meet 10 heads of state visiting China for the ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike ’savage attack’ on people: Left


May 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday condemned the petrol price hike as "a savage attack" on people and announced an India-wide protest day May 31."(We) strongly condemn ... Read more...

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FDI in Latin America hits record high


May 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 4 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America reached a record high of $153.45 billion in 2011, representing 10 percent of the total global flows, the Economic ... Read more...

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Goa government caps mining truck permits


April 4th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) In a slew of measures to curb illegal mining, the Goa government has ordered a cap on issuing permits to trucks ferrying iron ore, after suspending ... Read more...

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Unemployment rises in Spain


April 4th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS/EFE) The number of people in Spain without jobs grew by 38,769 last month to more than 4.75 million, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday.It ... Read more...

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India-ASEAN trade to reach $80 bn: Official


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Giving more thrust to trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), India is expecting to clock $75-80 billion trade with the ten-nation bloc at ... Read more...

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Croatia bans oil import from Iran


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Zagreb, March 23 (IANS) Croatia on Thursday decided to ban oil imports from Iran, and export of crucial equipment and technology to the Iranian petrochemical industry, Xinhua reported.According to a ... Read more...

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Choc-a-bloc for Abhishek: Wai to Mumbai every day


February 25th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan is going through tough schedules. Even as Amitabh Bachchan returned home from hospital, his maternal grandmother Indira Bhaduri is now said to be ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh stay off SAARC anti-terror meet


February 9th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan and Bangladesh have stayed away, for unspecified reasons, from attending a two-day SAARC anti-terror meeting that began in the capital Thursday.Official sources said ... Read more...

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Man gets 24 years for Colombian journalist’s killing


February 7th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) A former militiaman was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role in the murder of journalist Alvaro Alonso Escobar, who was gunned down a ... Read more...

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UK could become a hub for khat smuggling


January 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) European officials have warned that the United Kingdom could become the hub for the international smuggling of the plant stimulant khat. The plant has been banned in ... Read more...

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Islamist parties sweep Egyptian election


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Islamist parties have won an overwhelming victory at the first parliamentary polls since last year's uprising which led to the fall of the Hosni ... Read more...

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Top EU official to visit India


January 15th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 15 (IANS) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will visit India Monday-Tuesday and she is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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UK has the second highest standard of living


December 14th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Luxembourg has the highest standard of living in the euro-zone. In a report issued by Europe’s statistical organization Eurostat, the United Kingdom is ranked second with living ... Read more...

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EU imposes new sanctions on 180 Iranian firms


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The European Union's "growing fear" regarding Iran's nuclear programme Thursday prompted the 27-member bloc to slap fresh sanctions on 180 Iranian companies."The council agreed to broaden ... Read more...

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Yugoslavian leader Ante Markovic dies


November 28th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Zagreb, Croatia, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ante Markovic, the last leader of former Yugoslavia, has passed away at the age of 87 years. Family members say the former Prime Minister died suddenly ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc demands special observance of Netaji’s birth anniversary


November 19th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 1.50 lakh Forward Bloc activists Friday courted arrest in West Bengal during a "Jail bharo" agitation with a three-point demand including the declaration of Netaji ... Read more...

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BRICS nations set to surpass Mexico in GDP per capita


October 28th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) Mexico currently ranks with Brazil and Russia in terms of gross domestic product per capita but it is projected to fall well behind those nations ... Read more...

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Russia not to lift EU vegetable ban: Putin


June 3rd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not poison its own people by lifting the ban it imposed on vegetable imports from the European Union, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said ... Read more...

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EU hails Libyan ambassador’s defection from Gaddafi regime


May 27th, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 27 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has welcomed the decision by the Libyan Ambassador to the bloc "to sever links with the Gaddafi regime", saying other senior officials ... Read more...

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Africa to support India’s Security Council candidature


May 25th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) Africa Wednesday declared its unambiguous support for India's candidature for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council and backed New Delhi's stand ... Read more...

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Tories clinch majority in Canada polls


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 3 (ANI): Canadians have handed the Conservative Party its long-coveted majority after a game-changing election that boosted the New Democrats to the Official Opposition, decimated the Bloc Québécois and humbled ... Read more...

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Yemen witnesses anti-Saleh protests, people seek his immediate departure


April 25th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Yemen Sunday against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, with the biggest demonstrations staged in the capital Sana'a.Protesters ... Read more...

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EU calls sanctions on Iranian officials over rights abuses


April 14th, 2011 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union imposed a new round of sanctions against 32 Iranian officials, accusing them of human rights abuses, Press TV reported Wednesday.The measures, which include assets ... Read more...

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Journalists from 10 countries at Wankhede media box


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The media box at the Wankhede Stadium was choc-a-bloc with journalists from 10 countries covering the Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka here ... Read more...

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