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Democrats woo middle class, say Romney out of touch


September 5th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Democrats wooed the middle class with Michelle Obama calling the first family a testament to the American dream as others attacked President Barack Obama's Republican ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha appeals to northeast people to come back


August 17th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday unanimously passed a resolution extending support to people from the northeast and appealing to them to return to their places ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee: Government’s No.2 is Nation’s No.1 (Profile)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) During his more than four decades of public service, Pranab Mukherjee, 76, elected Sunday as India's 13th president, was the government's principal trouble-shooter during ... Read more...

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Bahrain to support UAE’s security measure


July 18th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Manama, July 17 (IANS/WAM) Bahrain Tuesday expressed its absolute support for all measures the UAE takes to preserve its security and stability against whoever tries to conspire against its leadership ... Read more...

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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Morsi as Egypt’s new leader


July 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has welcomed the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's new president."We congratulate President Morsi on his inauguration. This ... Read more...

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Islamist Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s president


June 30th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first freely-elected president of Egypt Saturday before the country's highest court here following his victory in the presidential ... Read more...

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No foreigners at Egypt president’s inauguration


June 29th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi has said there will be no foreign guests at his inauguration ceremony.Morsi will be inaugurated Saturday in Cairo."I was categorically against ... Read more...

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NSA to go to Colombo, voice India’s concerns


June 25th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India is set to voice its concerns over the slow pace of devolution process and seek an update on the rehabilitation of Tamils displaced ... Read more...

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US, EU greet Egyptian president-elect on his win (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Brussels, June 25 (IANS) The US and European Union (EU) have greeted the Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party over his win in the presidential election of which ... Read more...

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US congratulates Egyptian president-elect


June 25th, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Describing Egypt's presidential election as a "milestone" in country's transition to democracy, the White House Sunday congratulated Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi over his win, Xinhua reported.Morsi ... Read more...

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Interlocutors’ report favours separatists: Joshi


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi here Saturday called the central government interlocutors' report on Jammu and Kashmir as "dangerous" and said it ... Read more...

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US to review aid to Mali after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US State Department said Thursday that it will review its annual aid to Mali after soldiers staged a coup in the African country.State Department spokeswoman ... Read more...

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Indian to head Asia-Pacific advocates’ body


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Lalit Bhasin, a senior lawyer from India, will take over as the next president of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), a professional organisation of business ... Read more...

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Kerala-origin tycoon gets global harmony award


March 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) UAE-based business magnate M.A. Yusuf Ali, who belongs to a village in Kerala, was Thursday presented with the prestigious Interfaith Harmony Award at a function in ... Read more...

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Mathai in Maldives to ensure deal is on track


February 29th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 28 (IANS) Two days before the crucial session of the Maldivian parliament begins, India's Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Tuesday touched down in Male to assess the progress ... Read more...

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India brokers deal, Maldives parties agree for early polls (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 16 (IANS) In a triumph of diplomacy, India Thursday succeeded in brokering a political deal in the Maldives, with all political parties agreeing to hold elections "as ... Read more...

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New Maldives government legitimate, says US


February 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The US said Thursday that it considered the new government in the Maldives as legitimate, calling for a peaceful settlement to the ongoing political unrest in ... Read more...

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Doha declaration of Palestinian reconciliation signed


February 7th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Feb 6 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and chief of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Hamas politbureau Khalid Mashaal signed here Monday the Doha Declaration of the Palestinian reconciliation.The Doha ... Read more...

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Ethnic tensions could destroy Russia, warns Putin


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned rising nationalism posed a threat to the country's future and called for a clampdown on "disrespectful" internal migrants."Attempts to ... Read more...

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China warns US on exploiting Tibet issue


January 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 12 (IANS) In a clear reference to the US, China has said it is opposed to foreign countries that use Tibet-related issues to interfere in its domestic affairs.The ... Read more...

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AIADMK will decide next PM candidate, says Jayalalithaa (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday declared that the party will be in a position to decide the next prime ... Read more...

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AIADMK will decide next PM candidate, says Jayalalithaa


December 30th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday declared that the party will be in a position to decide the next prime ministerial ... Read more...

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US withdrawal marks new moment in Iraq history: UN chief


December 21st, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 21 (IANS) Iraq will have a new opportunity to prove that it can put past troubles behind it with the full withdrawal of US forces from the ... Read more...

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China raises poverty line for farmers


November 29th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) The Chinese government Tuesday decided to raise its definition of the poverty line for country's farmers as it aims to build itself into an overall well-off ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka at ‘critical point’ post-LTTE, says politician (Interview)


November 15th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 15 (IANS) A prominent Sri Lankan politician who played a key role in the peace process says his country stands at "a critical point" when decision makers need ... Read more...

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EU urges Greek government to fulfil commitments on debt crisis


November 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 10 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) Thursday urged the Greek unity government to fulfil the country's commitments to get itself out of the debt crisis."The agreement ... Read more...

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Lucas Papademos named new Greek prime minister


November 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Lucas Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice president, was named the new Greek prime minister Thursday, BBC reported.Papademos will replace George Papandreou, who announced Wednesday ... Read more...

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President, PM, Sonia greet nation on Eid


November 6th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday greeted the nation on the eve of ... Read more...

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All parties meet shows national unity: Pakistani leaders


September 30th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The All Parties Conference (APC), bringing together political leaders across the spectrum following strained ties with the US, had sent out a message that Pakistanis ... Read more...

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Tripura government opposes communal violence bill


September 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government Saturday opposed the proposed communal violence bill, terming it an "infringement" on the rights of the states."The proposed bill would ... Read more...

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UN calls urgent meeting on Libya


August 24th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 24 (IANS) The UN has called an urgent meeting on Libya Friday to "develop ways in which the international community can work together on the post-conflict phase", ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for an immediate ceasefire and a peaceful transition of power in Libya


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged for a smooth and peaceful transition in Libya amid signs that the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may ... Read more...

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U.S. government sanctions three Syrian companies


August 10th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Syria by including the country's largest commercial bank and the country's biggest mobile phone company.The U.S. Treasury Department ... Read more...

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