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Raul Castro secures cooperation commitments in China


July 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Talks here Thursday between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Cuba's Raul Castro ended with the signing of eight accords, including one on a loan to finance ... Read more...

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PM’s job an advanced training course: Putin


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has said that working in the government was a real test for him. He compared it to an advanced ... Read more...

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US envoy to visit Maldives


February 9th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) A senior US envoy scheduled to tour South Asia will make a stop in the Maldives Saturday, as the island nation is grappling with violence after ... Read more...

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Seoul hopes tensions between Koreas will ease


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Monday said that his country is ready to improve relations with North Korea if Pyongyang "shows its attitude of sincerity", ... Read more...

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PM begins summit talks with Russian president


December 16th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday began a bilateral summit meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Kremlin here, seeking to renew the two ... Read more...

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Medevedev refuses to reveal his candidature for 2012 presidential polls


May 18th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declined Wednesday to say if he will run in the 2012 presidential elections despite speculation that the much-awaited decision would be ... Read more...

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Russian Duma speaker Zhirinovsky to run for presidency in 2012


April 27th, 2011 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the controversial leader of Russia's ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party and the State Duma's deputy speaker, said Tuesday he will run in the 2012 ... Read more...

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Britain can’t arrest Musharraf for lack of treaty, court told


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The British government could not execute an arrest warrant against former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf due to the absence of an extradition treaty between the ... Read more...

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Obama’s sister attacks Trump’s birther movement


April 13th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, has slammed comments made by 'birthers', who claim that Obama was not born in Hawaii, saying it is time to put ... Read more...

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Ex-aide attacks Sarah Palin in new book


February 20th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) Frank Bailey, formerly the right hand man of Sarah Palin, ex-governor of Alaska and Republican candidate for vice president of the US in 2008, has attacked his ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s launch of party draws hostile response


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The announcement of the launch of a political party by former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf in London has drawn a hostile response back home.Pakistan ... Read more...

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Bruni camp releasing own biography to scupper scathing unauthorised version


September 16th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Carla Bruni's supporters are planning to release a positive biography of the French first lady in a bid to negate the effect of another "unauthorised" biography of the ... Read more...

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Bruni camp releasing biography to clash with scathing unauthorised version


September 16th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Carla Bruni's supporters are planning to release a positive biography of the French first lady in a bid to negate the effect of another "unauthorised" biography of the ... Read more...

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For plot to kill Musharraf, six get life imprisonment (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An anti-terrorist court in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city Tuesday sentenced six men to life imprisonment for plotting to carry out a suicide attack to kill former ... Read more...

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Six get life term for plotting Musharraf’s murder


August 31st, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi, the twin city of this Pakistan capital city, Tuesday sentenced six people to life imprisonment for plotting a ... Read more...

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Palin rakes in $1m for campaigning over past 3 months


July 13th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Newly published election spending figures have shown that the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, has raised almost 1 million dollars for political campaigning in the past ... Read more...

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More Indian Americans contesting polls this year


July 6th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 6 (IANS) With the rise of 'desi power', as people of Indian origin call themselves, a record number of Indian Americans are running for public office this ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Edwards Selling Family Home In Chapel Hill


July 3rd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Elizabeth Edwards, who has recently said that she is tired of her ‘Cuckolded Wife’ image, is now planning to sell the couple’s home ... Read more...

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‘Stop trade with India till Kashmir issue resolved’


June 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistan should stop trade with India till the Kashmir issue is resolved as the huge trade deficit is helping its "enemy", which is "oppressing" Kashmiris and harbours ... Read more...

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Taiwan protests China’s bid to block trade pacts


June 2nd, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, June 2 (DPA) Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Wednesday objected to China's bid to block the island from signing free-trade pacts with other countries, saying it is Taipei's right to do so. "We ... Read more...

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Obama’s Jeep Auctioned


May 12th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Liz Murphy is an executive accountant in Naperville. Liz Murphy’s 2000 Jeep Cherokee is valued at about $3,500, according to Kelley Blue Book. ... Read more...

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‘Joe The Plumber’ Elected To Party Office In Ohio


May 6th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as 'Joe The Plumber' has plunged headfirst into party politics, after being hailed by Republican John McCain's campaign for president in 2008. ... Read more...

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Defendant In Sarah Palin Hacking Case Considers Testifying


April 26th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A former college student is on trial on charges of hacking Sarah Palin's email account, and seemed very nervous as he faced the 12 jurors from Tennessee. Twenty-two ... Read more...

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Nepal president arrives in Delhi for four-day visit


February 15th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav arrived here Monday for a four-day state visit during which he will sign several agreements as well as visit Haridwar for ... Read more...

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All eyes on Nepal president’s maiden India visit


February 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 15 (IANS) With major changes sweeping through Nepal, all eyes here are on the maiden visit by Nepal's first President Ram Baran Yadav to India from Monday, ... Read more...

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Palin caught consulting notes scribbled on hand during Tea Party speech


February 8th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, February 8 (ANI): Sarah Palin served a critics' delight after consulting notes scribbled on her left hand during an address at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville.The former ... Read more...

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20,000 march in Taipei for gay rights


October 31st, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Oct 31 (DPA) More than 20,000 people marched in Taipei Saturday to demand equal rights for gays and the legalisation of homosexual marriage. The gay pride march, which began with only 500 ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif acquitted in plane hijacking case (Lead)


July 17th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Friday acquitted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the 10-year-old plane hijacking case, stemming from events on the day he was forcibly removed from ... Read more...

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McCain to contest for Senate in 2010


November 26th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Phoenix (Arizona, US), Nov.26 (ANI): losing Republican presidential candidate John McCain has said that he will run for a fifth Senate term in 2010. McCain, however, laughed off suggestions on running ... Read more...

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