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Unicef condemns prison abuse of minors in Georgia


September 21st, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unicef has condemned the human rights violations against juveniles in Georgia's prisons, after videos were shown on two Georgian TV networks that portrayed prison ... Read more...

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Non-bailable warrant for Musharraf in Bugti assassination case


August 16th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the assassination ... Read more...

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Russian ex-cop charged over dislike of ruling party


August 11th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prosecutors in Russia have brought extremism charges against a former policeman over calls to "commit crimes" against members of the ruling United Russia party.The 26-year-old ... Read more...

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Syrian state TV station bombed in Damascus, PM fired


August 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Damascus, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus was Monday rocked by a powerful bomb blast, even as Prime Minister Riyad Hijab was dismissed ... Read more...

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Medvedev may run for president again


July 31st, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has not ruled out that he would run for president again if Russians support his return to the Kremlin."I am ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliament meets despite court ruling


July 11th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of the Egyptian parliament reconvened Tuesday despite the Constitutional Court's decision to dissolve it.The lawmakers met after newly elected President Mohamed ... Read more...

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Sangma plays tribal card to garner support from northeast


June 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Playing the tribal card, former Lok Sabha speaker and NDA presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Saturday appealed to politicians in the mostly Congress-ruled northeastern states - ... Read more...

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Russia’s Kommersant ends TV channel


June 27th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Kommersant publishing house has announced that it was getting rid of its television channel, that was launched in 2011, because of its financial underperformance."A ... 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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‘India more vulnerable, World in deep trouble’ (Roundup)


June 18th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) India has far less ammunition now than in 2008 to contain the fallout if the current global economic instability precipitates, Indian interlocutors have ... Read more...

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‘World in deep trouble, India more vulnerable’


June 18th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) If the current global economic instability precipitates, India has far less ammunition now, than in 2008, to contain its fallout, Indian interlocutors said ... Read more...

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New Democracy party leads in Greek polls


June 18th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The conservative New Democracy party is leading at the pivotal parliamentary elections in Greece, the interior ministry said Sunday.Greece's two largest pro-bailout parties, New Democracy ... Read more...

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Egyptians vote in presidential poll run-off


June 16th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptians are going to polls in the second round of presidential election Saturday, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down by an ... Read more...

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Egypt Supreme Court calls for parliament’s dissolution


June 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 14 (IANS) The Egyptian Supreme Court Thursday caused outrage after calling for the dissolution of the parliament's lower house in the country.It ruled that last year's parliamentary election ... Read more...

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French PM re-elected in parliamentary elections


June 11th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was re-elected in the first round of parliamentary elections held Sunday, media reported.Ayrault, a socialist politician, had been appointed ... 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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Russia registers three more political parties


June 5th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian justice ministry has registered three more political parties under new legislation enacted earlier this year by then-president Dmitry Medvedev following a wave of ... 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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Egypt goes to poll to elect new president (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect a new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who ruled the country for three decades with ... Read more...

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Merkel advises Greek referendum on euro membership


May 19th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 19 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested to Greek President Karolos Papoulias to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the Eurozone during parliamentary polls, RIA ... Read more...

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Fitch cuts Greece’s rating


May 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) International ratings agency Fitch has announced cutting Greece's credit rating from B- to CCC, citing the "heightened risk" that Greece could leave the euro zone.Recent Greek ... Read more...

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Fitch cuts Greece credit rating


May 18th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) International ratings agency Fitch has cut Greece's credit rating from B- to CCC, citing the "heightened risk" that Greece could leave the euro zone.Recent parliamentary elections ... Read more...

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No mid-term polls, Congress says


May 12th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Congress Saturday refuted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamama Banerjee's claim that parliamentary elections will be held ahead of schedule."I have not gone through ... Read more...

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Russian anti-rally bill wants $50,000 fine on protesters


May 11th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament is expected to pass an anti-protest bill in 2013 that authorises a fine of $50,000 on protest organisers for the kind of ... Read more...

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Jordan to hold parliamentary elections this year


May 8th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Amman, May 8 (IANS) Jordan's King Abdullah II has said that the country's parliamentary elections will be held before the end of this year, official Petra news agency reported.During a ... Read more...

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Remarkable turnout in parliamentary elections: Syrian minister


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 7 (IANS) Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Al Sha'ar said Monday that the parliamentary elections are moving smoothly with a "remarkable" turnout."The voting is moving normally... There ... Read more...

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Greece votes in parliamentary elections (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 6 (IANS) Greeks Sunday voted in crucial parliamentary elections that is expected to decide the country's future in the euro zone, and according to trends no single party ... Read more...

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Greeks vote in crucial parliamentary election


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 6 (IANS) Greeks are participating in crucial parliamentary elections Sunday that is expected to decide the country's future in the euro zone, RIA Novosti reported.A total of 9.9 ... Read more...

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Medvedev accepts offer to head ruling party


April 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Friday accepted a formal offer to take up the leadership of the ruling United Russia party, two days after Prime ... Read more...

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EC moots GIS mapping of all polling booths in UP


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to undertake an ambitious project to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all polling booths in Uttar Pradesh that ... Read more...

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EU agrees to suspend Myanmar sanctions


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar, with an exception of its arms embargo, for a year in recognition of "historic ... Read more...

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From bullets to ballot, Syria prepares for polls


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 23 (IANS) Amid a shaky truce and presence of UN monitors, Syria is bracing to hold its first multi-party parliamentary elections in five years next month that hopes ... Read more...

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No witch hunt, take bold decisions: PM to bureaucrats (Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Asking civil servants to take bold decisions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government would not indulge in "witch hunting" against them in ... Read more...

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Political slugfest over ‘no more reforms’ remark (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A political slugfest was sparked off Friday over chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's reported remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general ... Read more...

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Kaushik’s remark triggers political slugfest (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Finance ministry chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general elections kicked off a slugfest between the ... Read more...

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