pacific economic cooperation

New Zealand central bank leaves interest rate unchanged


September 13th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 13 (IANS) New Zealand's central bank Thursday announced it would leave its interest rate unchanged at its historic low of 2.5 percent in the face of a poor ... Read more...

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Japan’s new envoy to China faints on Tokyo street


September 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 13 (IANS) Japan's newly appointed Ambassador to China Shinichi Nishimiya fell unconscious Thursday morning on a street in Tokyo, police said, adding that the sudden fainting was caused ... Read more...

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200 Peruvian servicemen to study in Russia


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 200 servicemen from Peru will study in Russia's universities according to an agreement between the two countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ... Read more...

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Chinese president, Canadian PM discuss strategic ties


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Vladivostok, Sep 9 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao met Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in this Russian city Sunday to discuss the development of strategic partnership between their two countries.The ... Read more...

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Russia to push Syria peace plan at UNSC


September 9th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will push the UN Security Council this month to endorse a Syria peace plan brokered in Geneva, Russia's foreign minister has said."We stressed at ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 67; over 700 injured


September 8th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 731 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China Friday, authorities said ... Read more...

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Putin to meet Clinton for Syria discussions


September 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a brief meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific key to Russia’s future: Putin


September 6th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed the importance of the Asia-Pacific region for his country's development.Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to take ... Read more...

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Russia to increase energy exports to Asia-Pacific


September 4th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow , Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia would increase exports of oil and natural gas to the Asia-Pacific to counterbalance instability in supplies from the Middle East, according to an ... Read more...

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Russia refutes peace deal with Japan at APEC summit


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS) Russia has declined to settle the peace treaty issue with Japan during the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok.Russia ... Read more...

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China expects world’s ‘return gesture’ for opening up


November 29th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Beijing wants "something in return" from other countries, including the US, for further opening up its market for their products.According to Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming, ... Read more...

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Russian newsreader fired for giving Obama the finger


November 25th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian woman newsreader has been dismissed for reportedly giving US President Barack Obama the finger while on air.Award-winning REN TV presenter Tatiana Limanova ... Read more...

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US man charged with attempt on Obama’s life


November 18th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 21-year-old resident of the US state of Idaho has been charged with trying to assassinate US President Barack Obama, the CNN reported.Oscar Ramiro ... Read more...

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Important for China to communicate with US: Hu


November 13th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 13 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao has told his US counterpart Barack Obama that it was "all the more important" for China to enhance communication and coordination ... Read more...

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Medvedev pledges modernisation will continue


November 13th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Dmitry Medvedev has vowed the modernisation of Russia will continue even after he leaves the Kremlin.Medvedev made the comments during talks with business representatives ... Read more...

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Iran should answer questions raised by IAEA: Clinton


November 12th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) The US is expecting Iran to answer the "serious" questions raised by the recent IAEA report on Tehran's nuclear programme, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ... Read more...

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Medvedev, Obama to discuss missile defence


November 11th, 2011 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama will discuss missile defence issues on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ... Read more...

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Chinese president arrives in Hawaii for APEC meeting


November 11th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Honolulu (United States), Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Thursday for the economic leaders meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), slated for the weekend.At ... Read more...

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Medvedev sees potential for further cooperation with US


August 5th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said cooperation between Moscow and Washington should advance after planned meetings between him and his US counterpart Barack Obama."I expect ... Read more...

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US allows Japan to delay decision on trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement


March 31st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Keeping in mind the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis in Japan, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk said that the US wouldl allow Japan to ... Read more...

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Japan PM might visit China to improve the soured bilateral ties


January 1st, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 1 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is reportedly considering a visit to China next spring with the intention of improving the soured bi-lateral ties.The China Daily quoted the ... Read more...

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Doha Round’s failure will weaken WTO, says Lamy


November 19th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Terming 2011 the window of opportunity to conclude the Doha Round of trade talks, WTO director general Pascal Lamy said Friday their failure will weaken the multilateral ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro calls President Obama “a wise man handing out jobs” at UN


November 15th, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by BNO News
HAVANA, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- Cuban leader Fidel Castro compared U.S. President Barack Obama to a "wise man" who "is handing out jobs" in the United Nations (UN) Security Council ... Read more...

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US should support India’s pursuit for UNSC permanent seat, says McCain


November 6th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.6 (ANI): United States' Republican Party has stated that America should fully back India's pursuit for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).Senior Republican Senator John McCain has ... Read more...

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Asia to play key role with rise of India, China: US


October 29th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) The United States believes given the rise of India and China as global powers, emerging Asian nations are going to play a fundamental role on ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates Australia’s prime minister


September 8th, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday offered his congratulations to Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who held onto office after breaking a 17-day logjam that built up behind ... Read more...

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Nobel winners want Obama to attend Hiroshima summit


August 27th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) A group of Nobel Peace laureates have written a letter to US President Barack Obama asking him to deliver the keynote address at a November summit in ... Read more...

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Taiwan to help Russia build world’s largest aquarium


July 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, July 27 (DPA) A Taiwan company has won a contract to design the world's largest aquarium in Russia's Vladivostok city, the company said Tuesday. The Huangs Green Country Industrial Co Ltd won ... Read more...

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A first in 15 years: Indian Army chief to visit Vietnam (Lead)


July 21st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh will July 26 begin a four-day visit to Vietnam - the first such in the past 15 years - to "boost" ... Read more...

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India-New Zealand FTA negotiations likely in August


June 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Amandeep Kaur Hamilton (New Zealand), June 30 (IANS) India and New Zealand are expected to have their next round of negotiations for a market-opening free trade agreement in New Delhi in August, ... Read more...

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Japan donates $3.9 mn to APEC


June 20th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 20 (IANS/WAM) Japan has donated about $3.9 million to promote energy efficiency activities and low-carbon measures in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum for the Pacific Rim countries. The funds ... Read more...

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India, China, Brazil posing key roadblock in Doha round: US


June 17th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 17 (IANS) Accusing India, China and Brazil of posing as "key roadblock" in the Doha world trade talks, the US has asked them "to accept the responsibility that ... Read more...

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India, New Zealand begin talks for free trade agreement


February 1st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Amandeep Kaur Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb 1 (IANS) India and New Zealand have begun negotiations for a free trade agreement, a minister said here Monday.New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said the ... Read more...

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Osama Bin Laden Tried To Assassinate Bill Clinton: Claims Book


December 27th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec. 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The attacks of 9/11 have claimed several innocent lives in America and has affected several countries, which did not have any direct relation with the incident. ... Read more...

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