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US House passes Pentagon budget


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US House of Representatives Thursday passed next year's massive $607-billion defence bill.The Republican-controlled House approved the measure in a 326-90 vote, after two days ... Read more...

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US business jet industry hit hard by downturn


May 31st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) The US business jet manufacturing industry was hit severely by the global economic downturn, said a report released by the US International Trade Commission (USITC).The report, ... Read more...

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‘Indian-Americans working as change agents’ (Diaspora Feature, With Images)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Reshma Saujani, the first Indian-American woman to run for the US Congress, now as a change agent wants to create opportunities for immigrants who have made ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party to attend parliament for first time


April 30th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 30 (IANS) All 43 lawmakers-elect of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), including its long-incarcerated leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will Wednesday attend the ongoing session of ... Read more...

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US House passes cybersecurity bill


April 27th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US House of Representatives Thursday approved a controversial cybersecurity legislation, which will make it easier for companies to share information with the government about threats their ... Read more...

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Indonesian MPs’ sex tape leaked online


April 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 25 (IANS/AKI) A sex tape reportedly featuring two Indonesian lawmakers has been leaked on internet.The MPs are reportedly from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle. The sex video ... Read more...

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Porn image shocks Thai lower house


April 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) Thai parliamentarians were in for a shock after a pornographic image flashed thrice on a plasma screen in the middle of a debate in the lower ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party scripts landslide win


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won 40 of the 45 parliamentary seats so far in the recently held ... Read more...

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Canadian foreign minister visits Myanmar


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a one-day official visit.This is his first visit to the country after a new civilian government ... Read more...

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NASA loses command codes to control space station


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) An unencrypted laptop computer stolen from NASA last year contained command codes used to control the International Space Station (ISS), media reports said. The PC Magazine ... Read more...

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Michigan GOP primary race heats up


February 28th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Michigan, Feb 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) During the race to determine who gets to head the Democrats into the race against the Republicans in 2008, then candidates Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton had ... Read more...

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China wants closer ties with Myanmar


February 24th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China Thursday pledged to boost strategic cooperation with Myanmar.Top political advisor Jia Qinglin hailed the bilateral exchanges and enhanced trade cooperation during a meeting with Myanmar's ... Read more...

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US Congress extends tax cut, jobless benefits


February 18th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) The US Congress approved Friday a 10-month extension of the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment benefits.The bipartisan measure, which passed the House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets top UN envoy


February 15th, 2012 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 15 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein met the visiting UN special envoy to Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, state radio and television reported.Nambiar, the ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi campaigns for Myanmar by-elections


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangion, Feb 11 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), Saturday started the parliamentary by-election campaign in her constituency.Suu Kyi is to contest ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours, youngsters unaffected


January 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Wikipedia, popular community-edited online encyclopedia, may have decided to shut down its English version for 24 hours to garner support against the proposed US ... Read more...

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Aid freeze no big deal: US to Pakistan (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Downplaying a US move to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that the ... Read more...

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Aid freeze can be waived: US assures Pakistan (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The US has sought to assure its estranged ally Pakistan that a legislation that freezes $700 million for Pakistan merely includes a reporting requirement and ... Read more...

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Aid ‘freeze’ to Pakistan can bve waived: US


December 16th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US Congress agreed to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that ... Read more...

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US stops $700 mn aid to Pakistan (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a huge $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the Congress is provided a ... Read more...

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US House freezes $700 mn aid to Pakistan


December 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives has passed a massive $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the defence secretary provides Congress a ... Read more...

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Support for Obama hits new low point: Survey


December 15th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Support for US President Barack Obama is at its lowest level since he entered the White House in January 2009, but he has more public ... Read more...

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US House passes massive defence budget


December 15th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a massive defence budget, after making changes that the White House called would not constrain the administration's counterterrorism efforts.The ... Read more...

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Today is National Poinsettia day


December 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Green Bay, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 12th of December each year is reserved as the Poinsettia Day in the United Kingdom. The day is in recognition of the role that botanist ... Read more...

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No holiday break for Obama, Senate without tax-cut extension


December 8th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) There will be no Christmas vacation for senators or for President Barack Obama until Congress agrees to extend the payroll-tax cut that is set to ... Read more...

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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Japanese parliament speaker is dead


November 5th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Takeo Nishioka, president of the Japanese parliament's upper house, died of pneumonia early Saturday at the age of 75, the Kyodo news agency reported. A ... Read more...

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Europe has resources to tackle crisis: US official


October 26th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) The financial crisis in Europe presents the most serious risk to global recovery, but the European nations have the resources to cope with it, ... Read more...

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China expresses opposition to US yuan bill


October 12th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) China's ministry of commerce Wednesday expressed its opposition to a vote by the US Senate that passed a bill to press China to raise the ... Read more...

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Everyone wants peaceful Kashmir: Pakistani leader


September 21st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Visiting former Pakistani Kashmir prime minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudary Wednesday said he discussed a host of issues with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah earlier ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates Thailand’s first female prime minister


August 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated Thailand's first female prime minister on her election and the Thai people on the "success of the democratic process," the White ... Read more...

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Obama signs deal to avoid catastrophic US default (Lead)


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Hours before the midnight deadline, US President Barack Obama signed into law a compromise plan to raise America's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling to avoid a ... Read more...

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Obama signs historic debt deal to avoid default


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Hours before the midnight deadline, US President Barack Obama signed a compromise plan to raise America's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling to avoid a catastrophic US ... Read more...

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US House of Representatives passes debt-limit bill


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US House of Representatives approved Monday a deal struck between the White House and congressional leaders that would raise the nation's debt ceiling by ... Read more...

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Louisiana ex-governor enters US presidential race


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Former governor of US' Louisiana state Buddy Roemer has formally announced his White House bid, a media report said.The 67-year-old politician made the announcement Thursday, Xinhua ... Read more...

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