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Cuba’s private-sector workforce grows to 390,000


July 24th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) Cuba's private-sector workforce grew to 390,000 at the end of June, up nearly 3,000 from the previous month, Vice President Marino Murillo said.If the sector continues ... 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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China ups ante at T-shirts with Wen’s quotes


April 26th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) A Chinese online fashion retailer is being probed for promoting its latest T-shirts by cashing in on Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's popularity - an act ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un elected chairman of National Defence Commission


April 13th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country ... Read more...

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Wen warns of revolution if reforms don’t take place (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China needs reforms not just in the economic sector but also in in political structures, Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday. He warned that "historical tragedies as ... Read more...

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Wen says China needs political reform (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday that China needed not only economic reform but also political reform, especially the reform of the leadership system of the ... Read more...

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China not to loosen regulations on housing market


March 14th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday the country will not slacken it efforts in regulating the housing prices, which he considered still "far from falling back ... Read more...

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China’s premier says 7.5 percent GDP target not low


March 14th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday that the 7.5 percent GDP growth target for 2012 is a result of the government's proactive macro-control and can not be ... Read more...

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China needs political reform: Wen


March 14th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday that China needs not only economic reform but also political reform, especially the reform of the leadership system of the ... Read more...

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Slow recovery, Europe remain uncertainties: China (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The governor of China's central bank Monday said a slow world recovery process and the unstable economic and financial situation in Europe will be the biggest ... Read more...

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Chinese female astronauts may catch flight


March 12th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The initial selection of crew members for China's first manned space docking mission has been completed, and it includes female astronauts, an official said.But the final ... Read more...

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‘Slow global recovery biggest uncertainty for China’


March 12th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The governor of China's central bank Monday said a slow world recovery process and the unstable economic and financial situation in Europe will be the biggest ... Read more...

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A million convictions in China last year


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) Chinese courts convicted 1.05 million people last year in their drive to punish crimes and safeguard stability, 4.4 percent more than in 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Zardari may address parliamentary session


March 10th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to address a joint session of parliament March 17, the Dawn reported Saturday.According to an official announcement, the ... Read more...

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‘China committed to limiting death penalty’


March 9th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is committed to limiting death penalty and it has always been very prudent in using capital punishment, according to an official with the country's top ... Read more...

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China faces huge employment challenges


March 7th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China faces huge employment challenges in 2012 brought about by a large number of job seekers and unbalanced job market, a minister said Wednesday.Chinese cities and ... Read more...

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China projects 4 percent consumer price rise


March 5th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China has projected a four percent growth in consumer prices this year.In doing so, "we have taken into account imported inflation, rising costs of factors of ... Read more...

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Chinese women lawmakers’ clothes cause online buzz


March 5th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) The decision of 30 women lawmakers to wear a traditional outfit and not a formal suit at the opening of the annual parliamentary session sparked an ... Read more...

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BJP demands special parliamentary session on agriculture


December 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded a special session of parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis in the country."There is a need for ... Read more...

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London riots: fourth victim dies


August 12th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) A 68-year-old man who suffered critical injuries while trying to extinguish a fire during riots in west London has died, Scotland Yard said.On Monday night, ... Read more...

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Britain may use army to curb future riots


August 12th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government could consider using the army to deal with future riots and may allow police to block social networks and force people ... Read more...

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Phone hacking probe will be widened: Cameron (Lead)


July 20th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday told members of the Commons that his government will widen its probe into the phone hacking scandal.He told MPs that ... Read more...

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Three Jordanian lawmakers resign over casino scandal


June 30th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three members of Jordan's lower house of Parliament resigned on Wednesday over the House's decision to acquit Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit of implication in the high-profile Dead Sea ... Read more...

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7 percent growth won’t be easy, corruption major threat: Wen


March 14th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao Monday said an annual growth rate of seven percent during the current five-year plan will not be easy, and pointed out ... Read more...

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In crackdown on graft, China probed 2,723 officials in 2010


March 11th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) In a crackdown against corruption, the Chinese government last year investigated 2,723 officials at or above the county level, said a senior Chinese official.The number includes ... Read more...

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18 die as coach plunges into gorge in China


March 11th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) At least 18 people died and 23 were injured after a bus coach plunged into a deep narrow gorge Friday morning in China, local rescuers said.The ... Read more...

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S. Korean Defence Minister blames N. Korea for jamming GPS signals


March 10th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Mar.10 (ANI): South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin has blamed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for jamming Global Positioning System (GPS) signals.In a parliamentary session, the minister said that the ... Read more...

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High-speed rail network to continue: China’s Railway Minister


March 6th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.6 (ANI): China's new Railway Minister Sheng Guangzu has said that he would continue to develop high-speed rail network under national medium-to-long-term program.Sheng, who replaced former railway minister Liu Zhijun, said ... Read more...

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China hikes defence budget, seeks friendly ties with India (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China hiked its defence budget by nearly 13 percent Friday and said it was keen to maintain friendly relations with neighbouring countries such as India.China and ... Read more...

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China hikes defence budget, wants friendly India ties (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China is willing to maintain friendly relations with neighbouring countries such as India in spite of the increase in its defence spending by 12.7 percent to ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh defends Arunachal MP accused of abusing Ramdev


February 23rd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday defended Ninong Ering, the Congress lawmaker from Arunachal Pradesh, who has been accused of having used abusive language against ... Read more...

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Advani pulls up Congress Govt. over black money, yet again


February 1st, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday hit out at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for its ... Read more...

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Burmese Supreme Court refuses to hear Suu Kyi party’s appeal


January 29th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Jan.29 (ANI): Myanmar's highest court has refused to hear a case filed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeking to overturn the government's dissolution of her political party.The ... Read more...

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Opposition should apologise to nation: Pranab


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A day after he offered an olive branch in the form of a special parliamentary session on the spectrum scam, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was in ... Read more...

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Advani hits back at PM for parliamentary session washout


December 14th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for the Winter Session of the Parliament ending without ... Read more...

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