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A dinner to remember in Pakistan (Islamabad diary)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The dinner reception hosted by Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal Friday night could easily be termed as a high point in the thaw between ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily criticises new contempt law


July 11th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's new contempt law "for all practical purposes provides immunity to top holders to flout court orders", said a daily, calling it a bid to ... Read more...

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Georgian PM proposes $600 payment to each family


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia's new Prime Minister Ivane Merabishvili has proposed to allocate vouchers worth 1,000 lari (about $600) to every family in Georgia, NewsGeorgia reported Monday."Families can ... Read more...

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Don’t expect big solutions with Pakistan, says Krishna


June 25th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between foreign secretaries of the two countries, India Monday said it did not expect "big solutions" to decades-old problems with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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China welcomes new Pakistan PM


June 25th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China Monday congratulated Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and pledged a closer partnership with Islamabad."As a close neighbour of Pakistan, we will firmly ... Read more...

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PM congratulates new Pakistan PM, confident of better ties


June 24th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday congratulated Raja Parvez Ashraf on his appointment as Pakistan's new prime minister and voiced confidence that New Delhi and ... Read more...

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Pakistan passes political test with little fuss: Daily


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Despite drama worthy of a political thriller, the system managed to elect a new prime minister with relatively little fuss. But the choice may be ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM vows supremacy of parliament


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has vowed to ensure supremacy of parliament, strengthen democracy and hold free and fair elections."Powers to all institutions ... Read more...

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US seeks to mend ties with Pakistan


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US government looks forward to working with Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to bring the strained relations between the two countries back ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP candidate for PM’s post (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf was Friday officially declared as the joint candidate for the post of Pakistan's prime minister by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and ... Read more...

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Race for Pakistan PM: PPP drops Shahabuddin, names Ashraf (Evening Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Tipped earlier as a covering candidate, Raja Pervez Ashraf of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was Thursday named the party's main candidate for the office ... Read more...

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Five in race for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Five candidates, three from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one each from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Thursday filed ... Read more...

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Gilani’s disqualification a victory of law: Imran Khan (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Imslamabad, June 21 (IANS) The disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani as Pakistan's prime minister by the supreme court was a victory for the constitution, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Gilani’s disqualification a victory of law: Imran Khan


June 21st, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Wednesday that the disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani from Pakistan prime minister's post was a victory for the constitution and law ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Shahabuddin for prime minister’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The parliamentary committee of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Wednesday chose senior party leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its nominee for the post of country's new prime ... Read more...

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Antonis Samaras sworn in as Greece prime minister


June 20th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 20 (IANS) Antonis Samaras, leader of the New Democracy party, was Wednesday evening sworn in as the new prime minister of Greece.The presidential office said the Greek leader ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for parliamentary session Friday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the National Assembly Friday, when, according to a senior aide, a new prime minister will be elected, reported ... Read more...

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India keeps watch, says change in Pakistan won’t affect ties (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As Pakistan prepares for a new prime minister, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation but stressed that the change in leadership ... Read more...

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Change in Pakistan won’t affect talks: India


June 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As Pakistan prepares for a new prime minister, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said the change in leadership will not affect India's dialogue ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to elect new PM June 22 (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, will elect the new prime minister at a special session to be convened Friday. Minister for Textiles Makhdoom ... Read more...

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PPP leaders pick Makhdoom Shahabuddin as new PM (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leaders picked Minister for Textiles Makhdoom Shahabuddin for the office of the prime minister following the ouster of Yousuf ... Read more...

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Gilani hurt his own dignity: Sharif


June 20th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
"No matter who becomes the new prime minister, he will have to write the letter (to the Swiss authorities to open graft cases against Zardari)," the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Makhdoom Shahbuddin as new PM


June 20th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Makhdoom Shahbuddin for the office of the prime minister, Geo News reported Wednesday.Sources told the TV channel that ... Read more...

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PPP accepts Gilani’s disqualification verdict


June 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Tuesday said it accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court that said Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as the prime ... Read more...

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Assad orders formation of new government


June 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 6 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered former agriculture minister Riyad Farid Hijab to form a new government for the conflict-stricken country, state-run SANA news agency reported Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Armenian president dissolves government


May 31st, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Thursday signed a decree to dissolve government following the election of a new parliament. The dissolution followed the first session of ... Read more...

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Russian government structure remains unchanged: Medvedev


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the structure of country' new government has remained virtually unchanged to keep up the pace, otherwise the Cabinet of Ministers ... Read more...

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No survivors in Sukhoi crash, Russia opens criminal case (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) Rescuers who Thursday spotted on a mountain slope in Indonesia the wreckage of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 that went missing a day earlier with around 50 ... Read more...

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Russia needs new system of defence procurement


May 9th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Effective system of placement and implementation of state defence orders will be established once new Russian government is forged, the new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Rahul focussing on stronger Congress, not becoming PM: Priyanka Roundup)


February 6th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday said that her brother Rahul Gandhi's aim was not becoming the prime minister or the Congress chief but building ... Read more...

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Spanish debt auction attracts strong demand


January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury sold nearly 10 billion euros ($12.8 billion) in debt Thursday at lower yields than previous auctions, raising nearly double the target amount for the ... Read more...

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Spanish budget deficit falls


December 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) The Spanish budget deficit stood at 4.8 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of November, down by 4.9 percent as against ... Read more...

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Spain’s king warns of hard times to come


December 14th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Spain's King Juan Carlos said Tuesday that his country is facing "very hard times", calling on Spaniards to "win the battle" against high unemployment and consolidate ... Read more...

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