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Government focused on power to women, says Gilani


July 11th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) The government is focused on political and economic empowerment of women, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani said: "The empowerment of women will establish their ... Read more...

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US Congress members back Sri Lanka


April 19th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Key members of Congress have urged their colleagues to support a campaign for stronger US-Sri Lankan relations as the country recovers from years of conflict against ... Read more...

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Obama gains popularity among young American voters: Poll


April 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1(ANI): United States President Barack Obama's approval ratings among young American adults have increased, a new poll suggests.In a national survey of Americans ages 18 to 29 conducted by ... Read more...

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Newt Gingrich sought “God’s forgiveness” for marital affairs


March 26th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.26 (ANI): Potential US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said that he had sought 'God's forgiveness' for his marital affairs.During an interview he said that he's not looking to "get past" ... Read more...

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House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as their leader; Republicans elect Cantor


November 18th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- House Democrats on Wednesday re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to remain as their leader in the new Congress.Pelosi, 70, was voted to remain as the Democrats leader despite ... Read more...

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Lisa Murkowski wants to caucus with the Republicans after her reelection


November 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States Senator Lisa Murkowski’s spokesman has revealed that the Senator intends to join the Republicans when she is reelected. The Senator is seeking reelection in Alaska ... Read more...

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MPs behaved like ‘zombies’ under ex-PM Rudd: Labor senator


October 25th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Oct. 25 (ANI): Australian Labor Party Senator Doug Cameron has claimed that lawmakers under leadership of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd behaved like "zombies".Describing that period as a time ... Read more...

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Senate Republicans allow India to momentarily breathe easy on outsourcing front


September 29th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.29 (ANI): India, a key outlet for global outsourcing, especially from the United States, has been given some breathing space with Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocking a Democratic plan to encourage ... Read more...

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‘Stark Report’ Questions John Boehner on Affair With Lisbeth Lyons


September 25th, 2010 - 1:29 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although Minority Leader John Boehner told the abstinence advocate Rep. Mark Souder that he would have to resign from Congress after having an affair with a staffer, and ... Read more...

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US deportation order spares students brought illegally into country as kids


August 9th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
The Obama administration is reported to be sparing one group of illegal immigrants from expulsion --students who came to the United States without papers when they were children.According to the New ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard becomes first Oz female PM as Rudd steps down in tears


June 24th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra June 24 (ANI): Julia Gillard became Australia's first female Prime Minister after Kevin Rudd stepped down in tears as the ruling Labour Party's leader at the ballot meeting.Governor-General Quentin ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard becomes Australia’s first female Prime Minister


June 24th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra June 24 (ANI): Julia Gillard became Australia's first female Prime Minister after Kevin Rudd stepped down in tears as the ruling Labour Party's leader at the ballot meeting.Governor-General Quentin ... Read more...

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Nancy Pelosi heckled!


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives says that Democrats are voting on the historic heath care overhaul as a gesture ... Read more...

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Will consider regional woman caucus idea, says Speaker


January 5th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday said she would consider suggestions by Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza that there should be a Women's Parliamentary Caucus ... Read more...

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Health Bill to have a public option


October 28th, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Tuesday welcomed the top Senate Democrat's inclusion of government-sponsored insurance in the controversial Senate health care bill. He said ... Read more...

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Pakistan-born Chaudry named deputy speaker in Norway


October 7th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Oct 7 (DPA) Pakistan-born Akhtar Chaudry broke political ground Wednesday after being named deputy speaker and member of the Norwegian parliament's presidium. Chaudry, 48, became the first foreign-born member of the six-member ... Read more...

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Netanyahu meets Livni for unity government in Israel


February 23rd, 2009 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 23 (DPA) Israel's prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu met outgoing Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni Sunday night in an attempt to bring her Kadima party into the government he is attempting to ... Read more...

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Pak women MPs form caucus to protect women rights


November 22nd, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 22 (ANI): Pakistani women parliamentarians have formed a caucus with the objective of safeguarding womens rights and promoting women empowerment.Women members of the National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution ... Read more...

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Zardari to form parliamentary caucus to solve Kashmir issue


September 12th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Sep 12 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari is hopeful that the two pending disputes with India Siachen and Sir Creek will be resolved very soon and an atmosphere of ... Read more...

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Zardari promises ‘good news’ on Kashmir before Indian elections


September 10th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan's new President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday said he would have “some good news” on the Kashmir issue before India holds its next Lok Sabha elections.The 55-year-old Zardari, ... Read more...

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Obama nears Democratic nomination; Clinton still running (Second lead)


May 21st, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 21 (IANS) Barack Obama moved closer to making history as the first black presidential nominee with an emphatic win in Oregon Democratic primary overshadowing rival Hillary Clinton's equally ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader to meet African leaders in Belfast


May 16th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg, May 16 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose supporters are awaiting his return to his troubled country after more than a month's absence, was thousands ... Read more...

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US Congresswoman says PPP is ok, but Nawaz a problem


May 8th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): The PPP was doing a good job in Pakistan, but former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was more of a problem and needed to be watched, said Congresswoman ... Read more...

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Obama defeats Clinton in Guam caucus


May 4th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by admin
Washington , May 4 (ANI): Barack Obama has defeated his Democratic Party rival for this Augusts presidential nomination Hillary Rodham Clinton by seven votes in the Guam Democratic presidential caucuses.The ... Read more...

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Tamil daily’s closure prompts media freedom caucus


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 22 (IANS) Eight opposition MPs in Malaysia have initiated a caucus for media freedom after the government did not renew permission for the publication of Tamil daily Makkal Osai. ... Read more...

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Pak caucus in US wants aid to be linked to democracy, judges restoration


April 16th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Co-chair of the Pakistan Caucus in the US Congress Sheila Jackson Lee has said that in future US financial aid to Pakistan should be linked to restoration ... Read more...

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New Zealand foreign minister opposes China trade pact


April 8th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Wellington, April 8 (DPA) New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters said Tuesday he would vote against a free trade pact with China that the government signed in Beijing this week because there ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton wins New Mexico caucus


February 15th, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton finally had some good news with the New Mexico caucus result going her way.Hillary suffered eight consecutive defeats before this win at the ... Read more...

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Pak Caucus US Congresswoman tables ‘lift emergency in Pak’ bill in House of Representatives


November 14th, 2007 - 10:22 am ICT by admin
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