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China-bashing increases during US polls, rues daily


September 21st, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China-bashing becomes intense during US elections and American politicians compete for the toughest stance against the country, rued a Chinese daily Friday. "The things these politicians ... Read more...

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Chavez bumps opposition hopeful from airwaves


September 18th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves for an ... Read more...

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Many BSP, JD-U members supporting me: Sangma


July 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday said that many Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Janata Dal-U members have rebelled against their party leadership to back his ... Read more...

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Sangma dodges questions on daughter’s vote in presidential polls


July 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday dodged questions on whom his daughter and central minister Agatha Sangma would vote for in the July 19 election."The ... Read more...

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President’s office should not be sought after: Pranab (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Kick-starting his presidential campaign from Tamil Nadu, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday that the office of president must not be sought ... Read more...

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No restrictions for tourists in Egypt


June 30th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There will be no ban on wearing bikinis or drinking alcohol by tourists coming to Egypt following the election of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim ... Read more...

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Ex-Romanian PM tries to commit suicide


June 21st, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest, June 21 (IANS) Former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase tried to commit suicide, hours after he was sentenced by the country's top court to serve two years in prison ... Read more...

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Finland’s Merimekko seeks Indian market with bold designs


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 17 (IANS) Leading Finnish textile and clothing design company Merimekko is keen to enter the Indian market and make a splash with its bold colours and designs, ... Read more...

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Egypt presidential hopeful wants Sharia law-based constitution


May 14th, 2012 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's constitution should be based on the Quran and the Islamic Sharia law, presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi said."The Quran is our ... Read more...

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Osama dead but not terrorism, say US experts (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Terrorism was not dead and Pakistan remains its hotbed, said American analysts amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that ... Read more...

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Osama dead but terrorism far from over, say US experts (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden a year ago, American analysts ... Read more...

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A year after Osama’s killing, terrorism far from dead


May 1st, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden a year ago, American analysts agree ... Read more...

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Putin top campaign spender


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was the top spender in this presidential campaign with 368 million rubles ($12 million), according to financial statements by candidates ... Read more...

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Obama poll campaign raises $29 mn in January


February 18th, 2012 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama raised over $29 million in January for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party, it was announced Friday.The number once again ... Read more...

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US mulls steep nuclear arsenal cuts


February 15th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The White House and Pentagon are considering several proposals that would significantly reduce the nation's nuclear arsenal, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.The US ... Read more...

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JFK library releases last 45 hours of Oval Office tapes


January 25th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston announced Tuesday that it has declassified and made available to the public the last 45 hours ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton’s mother dies at 92


November 1st, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Dorothy Howell Rodham, the mother of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the mother-in-law of former President Bill Clinton, died in Washington, D.C. on early Tuesday ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military unveils schedule of power transfer


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council Sunday unveiled a schedule of power transfer to a civilian government.As per the schedule, the People's Assembly, the lower house of ... Read more...

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Venezuelan president says he needs more chemotherapy


September 14th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that he will probably have to undergo a fourth cycle of chemotherapy for cancer, but insisted that he will campaign ... Read more...

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Guinea Bissau ready to host Gaddafi


September 11th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior said Libya's deposed strongman Muammar Gaddafi would be welcomed "with open arms" in the African country."The Libyan guide ... Read more...

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Rick Perry to announce his Presidential dreams soon


August 10th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Texas, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Texas governor Rick Perry is expected to announce at the weekend that he intends to run on the ticket of the GOP for the 2012 Presidential race. ... Read more...

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US judge rules to release Richard Nixon’s Watergate testimony


July 30th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After more than 36 years under wraps, former US President Richard Nixon's testimony over the Watergate scandal is set to be released following a court ... Read more...

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Actor G.D. Spradlin dies


July 27th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oklahoma, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Godfather II actor G.D. Spradlin has died at the age of 90. Spradin is famous for his role in the second installment of the Oscar-winning movie where ... Read more...

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Putin, Medvedev may name third candidate for president


July 5th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin may propose another candidate for the presidential elections in 2012, an official said."There are three equal ... Read more...

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Obama will get a boost, but spike may not last


May 4th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is likely to receive a strong boost in the polls with the historic announcement about the killing of Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

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Egypt: Amr Moussa vows to fight unemployment, poverty


April 29th, 2011 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 29 (IANS) Egypt's presidential candidate Amr Moussa has vowed to fight unemployment and poverty during his presidential campaign in southern Egypt, Xinhua reports.Moussa, who is to end his ... Read more...

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John F. Kennedy’s wife hated Elizabeth Taylor


April 11th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Late actress Elizabeth Taylor had invited a jealous wrath of Jackie Kennedy, who ­accused her of having an affair with her husband and the then US ... Read more...

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Jackie Kennedy ‘feared JFK would have affair with Liz Taylor’


April 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Jackie Kennedy was said to have hated actress Elizabeth Taylor.Reason: Jackie feared that her husband and former US President John F. Kennedy would have an affair with ... Read more...

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One in four Americans doubt Obama was born in US: Fox News poll


April 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.8 (ANI): Nearly one in four Americans believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the US.Only "natural born citizens" are eligible to be president under the US Constitution.A ... Read more...

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Obama to discuss economy with Americans via Facebook


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama will discuss economic issues with US citizens during a special Facebook session to be held in late April for the ... Read more...

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Obama to launch 2012 re-election campaign this week


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): US President Barack Obama intends to file his re-election papers as early as this coming week with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for 2012 Presidential campaign, Democratic ... Read more...

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‘Facebook in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Facebook, the popular social networking website, is in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the New York Times reported on Monday.The newspaper said ... Read more...

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HBO making a miniseries on Dick Cheney


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) HBO is reportedly making a miniseries about the former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney.HBO recently announced that they would be making a movie ... Read more...

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Associated Press sues retailers over iconic Obama Hope image


March 13th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): The Associated Press has filed lawsuits against several retailers including Urban Outfitters for the unauthorized use of the Hope image of Barack Obama created by artist Shepard ... Read more...

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Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin


March 10th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 10 (IANS) Actress Julianne Moore has been roped in to play former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in new film "Game Change".According to a representative from HBO, ... Read more...

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