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Belarus denies selling weapons to Syria


September 21st, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 20 (IANS) Belarus Thursday denied Washington's accusations of trying to sell weapons to Syria and violating a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution after the US imposed sanctions on ... Read more...

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Russia looks to toughen match-fixing laws


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill that would toughen match-fixing laws in Russian football is likely to be submitted to the country's lower house of parliament this fall, its ... Read more...

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Assad must go: EU foreign ministers


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Sep 9 (IANS) Foreign ministers of countries in the European Union (EU), who met for a two-day meeting in Cyprus, demanded the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ... Read more...

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Stiff sanctions for Coentrao and Vilanova


August 30th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) The Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has handed out heavy sanctions to FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.Coentrao ... Read more...

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EU to work with Belarusian minister despite sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has said that it will work with the new Belarusian foreign minister despite the fact that he is subject to EU ... Read more...

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Iranian nuclear talks at difficult moment: US


August 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) The US has denied that the nuclear talks between Iran and major world powers have failed, saying that they are rather at a difficult moment, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.The ... Read more...

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US targets banks that help Iran


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced new sanctions against foreign banks that help Iran sell its oil.Obama said the latest round of sanctions is to ... Read more...

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US has ’solemn duty’ to stop nuclear Iran: Romney


July 30th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS) US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, currently on a visit to Israel, emphasized that America has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to prevent Iran from ... Read more...

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Turkey closes borders with Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday."All checkpoints along the Syrian border ... Read more...

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Nabard sanctions Rs.70 crore loan to Himachal


July 24th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned Rs.70.24 crore for rural infrastructure development in Himachal Pradesh, an official said here Tuesday.Funds have ... Read more...

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Iran can produce n-fuel for vessels, submarines: Official


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Iran has the know-how to produce nuclear fuel for submarines and commercial ships, a top official has said."We have the capability to design nuclear fuel for ... Read more...

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Iranian leader threatens to increase uranium enrichment


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will start enriching uranium to 56-percent level if Israel and the West keep on pressurising Tehran with sanctions, Iranian religious leader Seyed Reza Taghavi ... Read more...

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Obama bans Somalia charcoal import


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday ordered a ban on charcoal imports from Somalia.The president said the trade generates "significant revenue" for al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell ... Read more...

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Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.The EU-brokered ... Read more...

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NPCIL inspection at Kudankulam to end soon


July 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) is hopeful of getting the sectoral regulator's sanction to load fuel in the first 1,000 MW ... Read more...

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Canada to open embassy in Myanmar


July 14th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 14 (IANS) Canada will open an embassy in Myanmar, said Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.No date was set yet, but Baird told reporters Friday on a conference ... Read more...

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Nalbandian spared more punishment for Queen’s Club incident


June 25th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian will not face further discipline from the ATP for injuring a line judge at the Queen's Club here.Nalbandian lost the ... Read more...

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North Korea has no plans for n-test: Official


June 10th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 10 (IANS) North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test "at present", the country's official news agency KCNA reported.A foreign ministry spokesman said ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 killed in new massacre in Syria: Report


June 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 7 (IANS) Opposition activists and Syrian government forces clashed with each other in al-Qubayr village in the country's northern Hama province, leading to the death of at least ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on Syrian bank


May 31st, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The US Wednesday imposed sanctions on the Syria International Islamic Bank (SIIB) for its role in helping other Syrian banks evade sanctions.The US Treasury Department accused ... Read more...

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Japan, Myanmar open trade talks


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Japan has opened negotiations with Myanmar on an investment agreement, the trade ministry said."Since many Japanese private companies are trying to do business with Burma (Myanmar), ... Read more...

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Siddharth Mallya questions victim’s character, losses cool


May 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Sidhartha Mallya Friday questioned the character of the woman who was allegedly molested by the team's Australian recruit Luke Pomersbach, sparking ... Read more...

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Up to four-year ban for illegal betting: IAAF


May 8th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Monaco, May 8 (IANS) Track and field's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has said that athletes and officials involved in illegal betting at the Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Russia lifts embargo on arms supplies to Libya


May 8th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has lifted an embargo on the arms supplies to Libya, according to an official legal information portal.Dmitry Medvedev, the outgoing president, signed the decree ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace


April 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan tea production drops


April 25th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tea production fell 22.6 percent in March compared with the same period of 2011, said the state-run Tea Board Wednesday, fueling fears that the ... 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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Munaf fined 50 percent of match fee


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians fast bowler Munaf Patel was fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching the code of conduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL) ... Read more...

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Myanmar to see robust growth: ADB


April 12th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 12 (IANS) Myanmar will witness a robust growth as Western countries start to ease sanctions, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official has said.The ADB projected a six-percent GDP ... Read more...

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Munaf fined 25 percent of match fee


April 10th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Vishakhapatnam, April 10 (IANS) Mumbai Indians fast bowler Munaf Patel was fined 25 percent of his match fee and received an official warning and reprimand for breaching the Indian ... Read more...

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Nuclear-armed Iran unacceptable: Pentagon


April 6th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, the US Department of Defense has said."Our assessment of the programme remains the same... We are ... Read more...

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US turning countries against Iran: Ahmadinejad


April 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) No country would have adopted a hostile attitude towards Iran if the US had not exerted pressure on it to change its policy on Tehran, ... Read more...

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Cell phone service restored after outage in Argentina (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish telecom company Movistar said it restored both voice and data service to 16 million cell phone subscribers after a massive outage Monday."Movistar is analyzing ... Read more...

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Iran nuke talks set for Istanbul


April 1st, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 1 (IANS) Iran and six world powers have agreed to meet in Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey, April 13 for the latest round of talks over Iran's ... Read more...

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