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UAE,Canada discuss relations


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Canada have held talks here to discuss their relations and ways to strengthen them in different areas.The meet was ... Read more...

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UAE, Switzerland discuss bilateral cooperation


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland held bilateral talks Saturday about strengthening their cooperation in foreign aid.The dicussions were held between the UAE's ambassador to ... Read more...

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One in 10 Swiss nationals lives abroad


February 18th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS) A total of 703,640 Swiss nationals are now living abroad, representing 10 percent of country's population, the government said.The 2011 statistics published by the Swiss Federal ... Read more...

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Australia to boost diplomatic presence in China


October 20th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Australia will boost its diplomatic presence in China, a senior official said Thursday.Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Secretary Dennis Richardson said Australia's representation ... Read more...

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Australia boycott of Sri Lanka will hit world cricket: Muralidharan


July 14th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 14 (IANS) Spin legend Muttiah Muralidharan feels the screening of "Four Corners", a graphic Channel 4 documentary about atrocities committed during the end of the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Canada cautions against complacency after Osama death


May 3rd, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Canadians Monday welcomed the death of Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden though there were no public celebrations - unlike in the US - of the ... Read more...

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New Thai envoy vows to further enhance relations with the Philippines


April 29th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- The newly-designated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Prasas Prasasvinitchai of Thailand has assured Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III that he will do his best to further enhance relations ... Read more...

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Indian, Chinese and Canadian businesses, govt. to atend Cleantech Forum in Toronto


March 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): The Canada China Business Council and the Canada-India Business Council are pleased to announce that they are hosting a Cleantech Forum for the first time in which ... Read more...

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54 Aussies stuck in Japan quake zone


March 12th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo/Melbourne, Mar. 12 (ANI): At least 54 Australians are stuck in disaster zones in quake-cum-tsunami hit northeast Japan.Speaking a day after the tragedy in the city of Sendai, Australian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Rudd urges Australians to leave Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb.26 (ANI): Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has urged Australians residing in Libya to get out of the country as soon as possible, as it effectively is in a state of ... Read more...

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Ireland reveals name of expelled Russian diplomat


February 4th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- The Irish Times on Friday said that the Russian diplomat who was expelled over fake passports is a senior official in the embassy's consular section.Alexander Smirnov was ... Read more...

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Russia to retaliate for diplomat’s expulsion from Ireland


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Wednesday vowed to retaliate for the expulsion of a diplomat from Ireland for alleged involvement in espionage, RIA Novosti reported.Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov ... Read more...

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Russian diplomat expelled from Ireland over fake passports


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland on Tuesday expelled a Russian diplomat over his involvement in the production of six fake Irish passports used for espionage, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Australians warned not to travel to terror risk Ethiopia


January 26th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Jan.26 (ANI): The Australian Foreign Ministry has warned the country's citizens to reconsider their need to travel to Ethiopia, East Africa, in the wake of reports of a possible ... Read more...

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Irish PM Cowen calls for general election after cabinet reshuffle fails


January 20th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen on Thursday announced that a General Election will be held in March after his proposed cabinet reshuffle was rejected.Cowen remarked that his ... Read more...

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Oz mission showcases “a riot of colour and energy” through Balgo contemporary art


December 16th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 16 (ANI): The Australian High Commission is proud to present the acclaimed exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, Balgo: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills.A riot ... Read more...

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Myanmar deports two Australian journalists


November 12th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 12 (IANS) Myanmar has deported two Australian journalists who were working in the country on a documentary on independent media in southeast Asia, media reports said Friday.A report by Australia's ... Read more...

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Oz PM Gillard cautious, modest and awkward on global stage


November 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi (Vietnam), Nov.1 (ANI): At last week's ASEAN and East Asia Summits, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard certified that 'foreign policy" was not her "passion', and more often than not, appeared ... Read more...

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CBI detains Oz construction manager for taking bribes to build Afghan hospital


October 15th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): An Australian construction manager has been detained in India for allegedly taking a 190,000 dollar bribe to allow a subcontractor to build a hospital and college in Afghanistan. ... Read more...

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Strict security arrangements for CWG: Gill


September 29th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Even as Australia issued a fresh travel advisory regarding India, Sports Minister M.S. Gill Wednesday said strict security arrangements have been made for the Commonwealth Games and ... Read more...

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More spots in Delhi are terror targets: Australia


September 29th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) Australia has issued a fresh terror alert regarding India, advising its nationals to avoid some parts of the country and leading tourist spots including the Red Fort and ... Read more...

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World champion Rickard says majority of Oz swimming team will go to Delhi


September 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 29 (ANI): Amid the Australian swimmers concerns over security and health at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, World champion Brenton Rickard has said the majority of the swimming team will board ... Read more...

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‘Delhi CWG terror alert’ not meant to criticise ‘good friends’ Indian govt, citizens: Gillard


September 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Sept 29 (ANI): After a fresh alert was issued saying there is a "high risk of a terrorist attack" at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said ... Read more...

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Oz issues fresh alert of “high risk of terrorist attack” during Delhi CWG


September 29th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Sept 29 (ANI): The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs has released a fresh alert saying there is a "high risk of terrorist attack" at the Delhi Common Wealth Games, which are ... Read more...

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Oz opposition party demands more security advice for athletes at Delhi Games


September 26th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 26 (ANI): Australia's opposition party has asked the Julia Gillard Government to give athletes participating in the 2010 Commonwealth Games more advice on the security situation in New Delhi.Prime ... Read more...

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Aussie fans keen to travel to Delhi for CWG despite chaos


September 25th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.25 (ANI): It seems threats of terrorism or stadium construction woes aren't enough to stop adventurous Australians from heading to Delhi for the XIXth Commonwealth Games.Travel agencies yesterday reported no ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers told they are free to quit India tour over security fears


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Sept.23 (ANI): Australian cricketers have been told that any one of them is free leave the tour of India if they have security-related fears.Cricket Australia spokesman Peter Young confirmed this, and ... Read more...

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Canada appoints new consul general in Chandigarh


September 21st, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Canada Monday appointed Scot Slessor as its new consul general in Chandigarh. He replaces Helen Economo Amundsen who has completed her three-year term.The Chandigarh consulate general ... Read more...

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Taiwan’s yellow alert for India unchanged after Jama Masjid shooting


September 20th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With India becoming a focus country for the self-ruled island, Taiwan has not changed its months-old yellow alert, the lowest level of a three-colour travel advisory scale, ... Read more...

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Britain, Australia give travel warnings, Taiwan doesn’t (Afternoon Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Australia and Britain Monday warned their citizens about possible terror attacks in New Delhi but Taiwan underplayed the shooting of two of its citizens in the city ... Read more...

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India a safe tourist destination: Minister


September 20th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India is a safe destination and the security of tourists is of utmost importance to the government, Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said here Monday as Britain and ... Read more...

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High risk of terror attack in Delhi: Australian advisory (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Australia has warned its citizens of a "high risk of terrorist attack" in New Delhi after two Taiwanese tourists were injured Sunday in a shooting in India's ... Read more...

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Australia, US, UK issue terror alert advisories to citizens ahead of Delhi CWG


September 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra/London/New Delhi, Sept.20 (ANI): Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States have all issued travel advisories for their citizens who are planning to visit India, and specifically New Delhi ... Read more...

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Oz issues dengue fear advisory for citizens traveling to Delhi for CWG


September 17th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 17(ANI): Australians heading to India for next month's Commonwealth Games have been warned that the dengue fever outbreak in New Delhi is likely to get worse.The warning came through ... Read more...

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Oz athletes uncertain about participation in Delhi CWG over ’safety concerns’


September 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 11 (ANI): The fear of the dengue epidemic and 'safety concerns', including terrorist threats, have reportedly put Australian athletes in a dilemma as to whether or not to participate in ... Read more...

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