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Berlusconi, 75, gets fit for election campaign


July 14th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 14 (IANS) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was forced to quit over rising debt and a sex scandal, has taken to jogging and studying issues in ... Read more...

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Austria needs immigration to fill job gaps: Minister


July 11th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 11 (IANS) Despite current concerns over unemployment, Austria will need more immigrants to fill job gaps in future, Minister for Social Affairs Rudolf Hundstorfer said here. "Over the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi wants to be economy minister in 2013


June 28th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 28 (IANS/AKI) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he would like to be economy minister if his conservative party wins the elections in 2013. Speaking to ... Read more...

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Clash at Hurriyat seminar in Kashmir


May 20th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) Rival groups of supporters clashed Sunday during a seminar organised here by the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat group.Supporters of the Mirwaiz ... Read more...

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‘Kashmiri separatists not taking part in assembly polls’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah Thursday refuted reports that the separatists might participate in the 2014 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir."There is ... Read more...

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Dutch PM, cabinet tender resignation


April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 24 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.Although the Queen shall take the offer ... Read more...

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Rapper says Berlusconi stole lyrics


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) An Italian rapper has accused billionaire and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi of plagiarism.Hip hop star Rapper J. Ax, whose real name is Alessandro Aleotti, ... Read more...

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Monti to govern till 2013: Berlusconi


November 21st, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy's new government led by technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti will govern until the next parliamentary elections scheduled for 2013, former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi ... Read more...

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Italy’s new Cabinet wins confidence vote


November 19th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's Cabinet won a second confidence vote in parliament Friday to secure its right to tackle the country's deepening financial crisis.Lawmakwers ... Read more...

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Italian PM appoints new cabinet


November 16th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy's new Prime Minister Mario Monti introduced Wednesday the new members of his cabinet who would aim to reverse the country's financial turmoil, the presidential ... Read more...

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Mario Monti is Italy’s new PM (Lead)


November 14th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 14 (IANS) Mario Monti, an eminent economist and former European commissioner, was Sunday appointed as Italy's new prime minister.President Giorgio Napolitano has asked Monti to head the new ... Read more...

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Italian PM Berlusconi resigns


November 13th, 2011 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 13 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi handed in his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano Saturday, Italy's presidential palace said.Berlusconi, Italy's longest-serving premier since the end of ... Read more...

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Italy’s debt interest-payment levels reach record level


November 9th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) The amount Italy must pay on the world's fourth-highest debt rose to a record level raising concern that Rome may have to turn to Brussels for ... Read more...

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Berlusconi says he won’t stand for re-election


November 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he doesn't aim to recapture his office in the next national election.The candidate for Berlusconi's centre-right People of Freedom party ... Read more...

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Geelani demands release of prisoners before Eid


August 19th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Friday threatened another stir if the arrested political prisoners and youth were not released by the government before Eid.Geelani, ... Read more...

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Shabir Shah arrested, Mirwaiz free to move around (Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police that had Thursday restricted the movement of several separatist leaders took into custody Democratic Freedom Party's Shabir Shah while permitting Hurriyat chief ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders still under house arrest


August 6th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 6 (IANS) Most Kashmiri separatist leaders remained under house arrest here for the second consecutive day Saturday, with the authorities not allowing media persons to enter the uptown ... Read more...

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Separatist leaders under house arrest in Srinagar


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) Senior separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were Tuesday placed under house arrest to prevent them from visiting the restive Kashmir town ... Read more...

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Geelani, Shabir Shah placed under house arrest


July 29th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) Two senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Shabir Shah, were Friday placed under house arrest in Jammu nad Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar."It has been our ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets 14 parties, not Musharraf’s (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission has allowed 14 new political parties to contest the 2013 general elections. But a request from former president Pervez Musharraf's new ... Read more...

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Poll panel ignores Musharraf’s application for party


June 16th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) An application submitted by former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf to register his new political party was not the subject of discussion in an election commission ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz under house arrest in Kashmir


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) Restrictions have been imposed on Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq who was to address a Friday congregation at the historic Jamia Mosque here, with police saying ... Read more...

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Anti-Islamic Dutch MP seeks Muslim immigration ban


May 9th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 9 (IANS) Europe's openly anti-Islamic parliamentarian, Dutch MP Geert Wilders, riled many Canadians Sunday when he said Canada should ban immigration from Muslim nations.Wilders, who is here to ... Read more...

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Osama’s burial at sea offended Muslim sensibility: Geelani (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, who Friday led the funeral prayers for Osama bin Laden, said Muslim sensibilities throughout the world have been hurt by ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s eldest daughter not interested in politics


May 6th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 6 (IANS/AKI) The eldest daughter of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has dismissed reports that she was interested in following in the footsteps of her 74-year-old father into ... Read more...

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Silvio Berlusconi laments he missed out dinner with 1,000 women


May 5th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi, known for his love of near-the-knuckle jokes, continued to show that standing trial for sex offences with a teenage prostitute had not affected his sense of ... Read more...

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Rift over Rajapaksa’s call to protest against UN report on war crimes


April 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's call to protest against a UN report on war crimes on May 1, has divided trade unions affiliated to the ruling coalition as ... Read more...

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Pro-Kremlin, opposition groups protest against corruption in Moscow


April 16th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Pro-government and opposition groups on Saturday took to the streets of the Russian capital to protest against corruption, RIA Novosti reported.The pro-Kremlin Nashi youth group and the Russian ... Read more...

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Opposition politicians to hold rally in Moscow


April 16th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a bid to demand fair elections, the fight against corruption and media freedom, four Russian opposition politicians will hold an authorised rally for 10,000 ... Read more...

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Berlusconi won’t run for re-election in 2013


April 14th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 14 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he will not be running for re-election in 2013, ending almost 20 years as one of Italy's most colourful ... Read more...

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Top Kashmiri separatist leaders refuse security offer (Lead)


April 10th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Top Kashmiri separatist leaders have refused the government's offer to provide them security in the wake of senior cleric Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah's assassination two days ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders offered security cover


April 10th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Senior Kashmiri separatist leaders have been offered security cover in the wake of top cleric Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah's assassination in a blast two days ago, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi claims he no longer has a cellphone


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 1 (IANS/AKI) Italy's scandal-mired premier Silvio Berlusconi, who currently faces four trials, has told supporters that he gave up his mobile phone to evade police surveillance. "Be aware that your ... Read more...

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Separatists not shying away from talks: Shabir Shah


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Kashmiri separatists were not shying away from dialogue and steps like troop withdrawal and repeal of "draconian laws" were needed to make the negotiations more meaningful, Democratic Freedom ... Read more...

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Berlusconi ‘entertained women 2 or 3 times a week at Roman castle’


February 16th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is set to face trial on charges of sex with a 17-year-old girl, apparently entertained young women two or three times a ... Read more...

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