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24,000 Italian government employees to lose jobs


July 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 10 (IANS/AKI) Around 24,000 government employees in Italy are due to lose their jobs because of spending cuts worth 26 billion euros ($32 billion).Around 11,000 of the workers ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks releases 2.4 mn e-mails on Syria


July 5th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks said Thursday it has begun publishing more than 2.4 million e-mails from Syrian officials, government ministries and companies between August 2006 and ... Read more...

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Spain faces recession, growing unemployment in 2012


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's gross domestic product will shrink 1.7 percent this year and the jobless rate will climb to 24.3 percent, the government said Friday.Those are the assumptions ... Read more...

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Japan’s central bank sees economy improving


October 11th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 11 (IANS) Japan's economic activity has continued to increase as production and exports strengthen, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) said Tuesday in its monthly economic report for October.According ... Read more...

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Indian firm to set up $200 mn medical hub in Maldives


July 28th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Male, July 28 (IANS) An Indian company will set up a $200 million global knowledge and medical hub in Maldives, a country that receives a million tourists a year.Coinciding with ... Read more...

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Italian PM Berlusconi wins crucial confidence vote in Parliament


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 am ICT by BNO News
ROME (BNO NEWS) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament after a series of setbacks in the nationwide referendums and local elections in Milan ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks show US domination in India: Karat


March 24th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The publication of leaked diplomatic cables reveal that the US has acquired an "influential position" in India's strategic affairs and foreign and economic policies, ... Read more...

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Two CISF troopers hit by government vehicle


November 12th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Two Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers sustained leg injuries Friday when a government vehicle being driven by a friend of the driver hit them, police said ... Read more...

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French women protest anti-burka ban by wearing niqab and hot pants


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): In protest of the recent law banning the burka in France, two female students took to the streets of Paris wearing a niqab, and mini-shorts, showing their long ... Read more...

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Report: South Korean PM Chung expected to resign


July 2nd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- South Korean Prime Minister Chung Un-Chan is expected to offer his resignation to President Lee Myung-bak this weekend, according to a news report on Friday evening.The Yonhap news ... Read more...

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Holbrooke condemns Kabul attack


January 18th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke on Monday condemned the series of attacks and the large explosion in Kabul.In a coordinated ... Read more...

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Kabul gunfight leaves 5 dead, several injured


January 18th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 18 (ANI): An intense gun battle is going on between suspected Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Kabul, near the presidential palace.According to Sky News, five persons have ... Read more...

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Nepal Parliament passes 2009-10 budget


November 25th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): The Nepal Parliament formally passed the annual budget for fiscal 2009-10 on Wednesday after months of delay caused by the Maoist obstruction.Finance Minister Surendra Pandey tabled the financial ... Read more...

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Computer failure paralyses Swiss ministries


October 26th, 2009 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 26 (DPA) Complicated computer problems at key Swiss government ministries have paralysed work at several offices since Friday, a government spokesperson said. The foreign ministry was hardest hit by the information ... Read more...

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IIT-Delhi earns more from research than government grants


August 30th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Contrary to perceptions that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not doing enough research, IIT-Delhi has earned over Rs.102 crore (Rs.1.2 billion) in a year from research ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka closes down peace secretariat


July 31st, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government has closed down a peace secretariat that was set up to facilitate reconciliation talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels, an official said Friday. The government ... Read more...

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Jan 24 will be National Girl Child Day


January 19th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Jan 24, when Indira Gandhi was sworn in as the first woman prime minister of India, will be observed as National Girl Child Day to highlight the ... Read more...

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WFP head hails India’’s innovative anti-hunger solutions


December 16th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, today praised the close co-operation between the Government of India and WFP in pioneering ... Read more...

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Iraq violence leaves 12 dead, Al Qaeda militants held


June 8th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, June 8 (DPA) The Iraqi police captured suspected members of an Al Qaeda terror cell Sunday and seized many explosive belts ready for use in suicide bombings in western Iraq, while ... Read more...

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Berlin mood on Berlusconi: all we can do is hope


April 17th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
By Frank Rafalski Berlin, April 17 (DPA) Germany is no fan of Italian premier-designate Silvio Berlusconi and the mood in the German capital has been muted as political figures absorbed the news of ... Read more...

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Chinese premier sees “difficult year” for prices, jobs


March 18th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Beijing, March 18 (DPA) China could face problems in meeting its targets for controlling inflation and promoting employment this year, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said. "I am afraid that this year ... Read more...

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China’s lawmakers endorse state leaders, government reform


March 15th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, March 15 (DPA) China's parliament Saturday endorsed plans by the ruling Communist party to restructure government ministries and approved party leader Hu Jintao's second five-year term as state president. In a ... Read more...

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China to restructure government ministries


March 11th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) Xinhua Beijing, March 11 (Xinhua) China Tuesday unveiled an institutional restructuring plan for setting up five "super ministries" and a ministerial-level energy commission to ensure greater efficiency in governance. According to the plan ... Read more...

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Kenyan leader expresses commitment to peace talks


February 27th, 2008 - 11:22 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Nairobi, Feb 27 (Xinhua) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Wednesday called on negotiators who are trying to resolve the political unrest in the country to move with speed and resolve all outstanding issues. ... Read more...

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Israel, Palestine to start peace talks next week


February 25th, 2008 - 1:06 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Jerusalem, Feb 24 (Xinhua) Israel and the Palestinian National Authority Sunday set up teams of government experts to jumpstart US-backed peace talks, local daily Ha'aretz reported. "The teams will focus on a ... Read more...

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