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Peru to host South American-Arab summit


September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 11 (IANS/WAM) The heads of state and government of the Arab and South American countries will hold a summit here to boost cooperation."These regions bring together an enormous ... Read more...

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India revives NAM tune amid Iranian PR hoopla (Lead, correcting para eight)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 16th NAM summit in Tehran last week was touted as a diplomatic coup by a sanctions-hit Iran to fight back its international isolation. ... Read more...

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India revives NAM tune amid Iranian PR hoopla


September 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 16th NAM summit in Tehran last week was touted as a diplomatic coup by a sanctions-hit Iran to fight back its international isolation. ... Read more...

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21 world leaders visited India this year, more on way


August 26th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India continued to be a favourite overseas destination for world leaders with as many as 21 heads of state or government visiting the country ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan: Viceregal lodge to India’s presidential abode


July 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The magnificent 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan, that once housed the British viceroy and now the Indian president, is a symbol of continuity from the ... Read more...

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AU presses Sudan, South Sudan to seal deal by Aug 2


July 15th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) A day after the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan met here, the 54-nation African Union Sunday asked both countries to honour the Aug 2 ... Read more...

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Activists term Rio+20 summit a ‘hoax’


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) As world leaders ended the Rio+20 summit with a 53-page statement called "The Future We Want", activists have slammed the UN Conference on sustainable development as ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

At Earth Summit, Natarajan longs for some green food


June 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Jayanthi Natarajan, India's environment minister and principal interlocutor at the Earth Summit who is assisting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, it appears, has enough ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Earth Summit opens in Brazil


June 20th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) The UN Conference on Sustainable Development opened here Wednesday with world leaders meeting to renew political commitment to tackle economic, social and environmental problems.... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NATO summit kicks off in Chicago


May 21st, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) Heads of state and government of 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Sunday kicked off their 25th summit in Chicago.In his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US told to apologize for tarnishing Cartagena’s image


April 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 27 (IANS) The Colombian government has asked the US for an apology for tarnishing the image of Cartagena, a key Caribbean resort on the northern coast of ... Read more...

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Medvedev in China for BRICS summit


April 13th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reached China Wednesday for a four-day visit that will see him attend a BRICS summit and push for Russia's economic integration ... Read more...

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India-Africa business conclave starts Sunday


March 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With booming two-way trade, investment deals worth billions of dollars are likely to be discussed at the three-day India-Africa project partnership conclave that starts ... Read more...

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British PM to visit Infosys, HAL in India’s tech hub


July 26th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 26 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit India's IT bellwether Infosys Technologies Ltd and defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) during his day-long visit to this tech ... Read more...

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I had both failure and success: outgoing UN climate chief (Interview)


June 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) As he prepares to leave his post at the end of the month, UN climate chief Yvo de Boer says he faced "both failure and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Euro leaders call for permanent rescue system


May 8th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 8 (DPA) Eurozone leaders called for the instant creation of a permanent rescue system for members who fall into the kind of financial turmoil currently afflicting Greece, on a night ... Read more...

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Crowds flock to first day of World Expo 2010


May 1st, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 1 (DPA) Crowds poured into the World Expo 2010 site in Shanghai Saturday as the six-month event opened to the public following a spectacular opening ceremony Friday night. Tens of thousands ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to attend two summits in Brazilian capital


April 14th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 14 (IANS) Heads of state and government from India, Brazil, South Africa, China and Russia will meet this week in the Brazilian capital for the fourth India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) ... Read more...

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Nuclear Security Summit begins Monday, but thats hardly the issue


April 12th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashWashington, Apr.12 (ANI): The threat of nuclear terrorism is probably uppermost in minds of the 47 heads of state and government, who will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malawi president elected new African Union chairman


February 3rd, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Feb 2 (IANS) Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika was elected as the new chairman of the African Union (AU) during a summit of the 53-member group in this Ethiopian capital ... Read more...

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I protected India’s interests in Copenhagen, says Ramesh


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) "I had gone to Copenhagen not to save the world but to protect India's right to development," Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh declared Tuesday. Summing up his experiences ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World reaches minimalist deal on climate change (Third Lead)


December 19th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 19 (DPA) The leaders of the world's biggest economies reached what even its authors described as an insufficient deal aimed at slowing global warming after 11th-hour discussions in Copenhagen ... Read more...

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World leaders discuss Copenhagen accord, again and again


December 19th, 2009 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) After failing to come up with any treaty to fight global warming or any significant improvement in the existing treaties, the Copenhagen climate summit was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazil to offer poor countries climate funding, Lula says


December 18th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (DPA) Brazil is willing to pay poor countries to help them fight climate change in a bid to kick-start global talks, the country's president said Friday as he said ... Read more...

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Chaos and deadlock mar climate summit (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 16 (DPA) Procedural chaos and a deep rift over substance among the 192 participating nations marred Wednesday's round of talks at a UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. "The world ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PM goes to Copenhagen Thursday to push for equitable outcome


December 16th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Against the backdrop of deepening rifts between developed and developing countries, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to Copenhagen Thursday to renew India's pitch for "a balanced, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Money the key to solve climate crisis: UN chief


December 16th, 2009 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep GuptaCopenhagen, Dec 16 (IANS) Financing will be the key to success at the climate summit, particularly for the world's poorest countries, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here.Opening the High ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coping at Copenhagen: Thousands rally as governments bicker


December 14th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 14 (IANS) With 45,215 participants registered and 22,387 of them inside the Bella Centre most of the day, the sprawling venue of the Dec 7-18 climate summit is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Organisers struggle as world gathers for climate summit (To go with UN climate summit opens amid warning and hope)


December 7th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 7 (IANS) The sheer weight of numbers -- 15,000 delegates from 192 governments, NGOs and media -- threatened to overwhelm the organisers as the UN climate summit opened here Monday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Moscow proposes Western security pact


November 30th, 2009 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 30 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has presented NATO and the EU with a draft of a new global security pact, the Kremlin announced. The Kremlin released Sunday the details of ... Read more...

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EU leaders pick Belgian premier as their president (Lead)


November 20th, 2009 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 20 (DPA) European Union leaders agreed to appoint Herman Van Rompuy, a relatively inexperienced prime minister from Belgium, as their first-ever full-time president. Heads of state and government attending an ... Read more...

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Denmark invites 192 state, government heads to UN climate talks


November 13th, 2009 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 13 (DPA) Denmark has invited 192 heads of state and government to the UN climate-change talks it will host next month in Copenhagen, reports said Thursday. Danish Prime Minister Lars ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

EU agrees climate change funding offer


October 30th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 30 (DPA) The European Union (EU) leaders Friday reached a compromise on how much money to offer developing countries to fight climate change, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said at an ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama’s ‘gaudy’ red dress at UN


September 24th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 24 (ANI): She's known for her style sense and taking risk when it comes to fashion, but Michelle Obama's plans apparently went a little haywire when she appeared in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The world’s ‘G’ order - G5, G8, G14, G20


July 10th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 10 (IANS) It can be termed as the new 'G' order of the world where the presence of nations proclaims their international political and economic status. The ... Read more...

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