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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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Olympics: Belarus denies boycott rumours


July 27th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.Lukashenko ... Read more...

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‘Make aspiring presidents declare assets’


June 19th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the July 19 presidential election, a think tank Tuesday said presidential candidates should be asked to declare their assets.The National Election Watch (NEW) ... Read more...

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‘No rift between Samajwadi Party and Trinamool’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Scotching speculation of a rift between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Trinamool Congress, SP general secretary Kiranmoy Nanda Friday said both the parties ... Read more...

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BJP to send Swamy as emissary to Mulayam


June 15th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Ahead of the presidential elections, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is sending Subramanian Swamy as an emissary to Samajwadi Paryy (SP) chief Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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Wait for formal announcement on presidential candidate: Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Amid strong media speculation about the presidential candidates, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, considered a front runner for the top post, Friday said that "a ... Read more...

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We can’t spare Manmohan Singh, says Congress (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress cannot spare Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the party said Thursday, ruling out his candidature as president. The Congress also rejected former president ... Read more...

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Egypt’s presidential vote begins


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect their new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who had ruled for 30 years.The polling stations ... Read more...

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Playboy model is the talk of Mexican presidential debate


May 8th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 8 (IANS/EFE) A Playboy model who worked as a production assistant at Mexico's first presidential debate over the weekend is at the heart of a controversy Monday, ... Read more...

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BJP to wait till Congress names presidential candidate


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The BJP remained tight-lipped over presidential candidates after the fall out with allies on comments against Vice President Hamid Ansari's candidature, with the top leadership ... Read more...

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BJP tries to bridge gaps on presidential contest (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Indore, May 2 (IANS) Amid differences over the presidential contest, the BJP Wednesday tried to bridge the gap with its leader Sushma Swaraj meeting Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U to meet on presidential candidate


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were set to meet their Janata Dal-United (JD-U) counterparts Wednesday, a day after the allies differed over the presidential ... Read more...

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Will try to evolve consensus on president: Government


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Amid speculation over the possible names of presidential candidates, the government Monday said it will try to evolve consensus on one candidate, but added that ... Read more...

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Russia losing space race: Poll


April 13th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is losing its position as the leader of the space race and needs to invest more in the space industry, a new poll has ... Read more...

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France names presidential candidates


March 20th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (IANS) France Monday released a list of candidates for the presidential elections to be held April 22.French Constitutional Council President Jean Louis Debre released the list, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US looks forward to working with Putin


March 6th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US was looking forward to working with Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin after the results are certified and he is sworn in as president, the ... Read more...

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Russian presidential polls not fair: Candidate


March 5th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, whom exit polls placed second after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the presidential elections held Sunday, called the vote "unfair, ... Read more...

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Putin documentary to be shown after presidential poll


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A German documentary highlighting the "human side" of Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin will now be aired after March 4 presidential elections, Russia's ... Read more...

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Obama blames growing India, China for hurting American wallets (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama has accused his Republican rivals of using the pain at the pump to score political points while attributing rising oil prices to ... Read more...

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India, China fuel demand spiking prices, says Obama


February 24th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Attributing rising oil prices to growing demand in countries like China, India and Brazil, President Obama has accused his Republican rivals of using the pain at ... Read more...

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Putin’s poll office to cooperate with election monitors


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's election campaign office has said it will cooperate with the League of Voters, a public movement formed after December's vote protests, ... Read more...

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Russian parliamentary polls favoured ruling party: Observers


January 24th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's parliamentary elections held in December were "slanted in favour of (ruling party) United Russia", says a report by election observers from the Parliamentary Assembly ... Read more...

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Three Russian presidential candidates denied registration


January 21st, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Electoral Commission has denied registration to three presidential candidates as they failed to submit two million signatures as well as other documents.Rinat Khamiyev, ... Read more...

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Belarus urged to release political prisoners


December 19th, 2011 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Sunday called on Belarus to release and rehabilitate political prisoners."We reiterate ... Read more...

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Donald Trump pulls out of debate as he hints at presidential run


December 14th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Real estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon announced he has decided not to host the Newsmax presidential debate because he is unwilling to ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ruling military council chief meets president hopefuls


November 27th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 26 (IANS) Head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Hussein Tantawi Saturday met two potential presidential candidates and discussed with them the current situation ... Read more...

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ISI funelled $4 mn into US to influence Kashmir policy


July 20th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Tuesday exposed Pakistan's two-decade-long covert gameplan to influence American policy against India on the Kashmir issue.In its 43-page court ... Read more...

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Obama urges more pressure on Belarus’ Lukashenko


May 29th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pressure must be applied to the Belarusian authorities to put an end to political repression of the country's opposition, US President Barack Obama said ... Read more...

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US to expand sanctions against Belarus: Obama


May 28th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is set to expand sanctions against Belarus, US President Barack Obama said in a statment Friday."Consistent with our values and principles, the ... Read more...

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Belarus jails two more former presidential candidates


May 27th, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, May 27 (IANS) A Belarusian court sentenced two more former presidential candidates to jail Thursday, taking the total number of ex-presidential candidates being imprisoned in the country to ... Read more...

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Suspended sentences for Belarus opposition activists


May 21st, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Two former Belarusian opposition presidential candidates and several election campaign activists were handed two-year suspended sentences on Friday, RIA Novosti reported.A Minsk district court found Vladimir Neklyaev, ... Read more...

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Trump not a “serious” presidential candidate: Republican senator McCain


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Arizona Senator John McCain has said that Donald Trump cannot be perceived as a "serious" Republican presidential contender.He argued that while the business magnate seemed to be ... 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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Palin not running for 2012 presidential polls: Rev Franklin Graham


April 25th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Reverend Franklin Graham, the influential and controversial pastor who travelled to Haiti with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has said she would not be running for the ... Read more...

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Jindal will sign “birther bill” if passed by Louisiana legislature


April 20th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said he would sign a "birther bill" if the legislature passes it, despite the fact that his fellow Republican Governor Jan ... Read more...

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