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Greek default would roil financial markets: US official


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS/EFE) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that a Greek sovereign debt default would "roil" financial markets and that the US is closely following the situation ... Read more...

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‘Governments lie, allies spy’


June 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates made light of Pakistan's arrest of five Pakistan CIA informers who helped in the US raid on Osama bin Laden's ... Read more...

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Gillard rejects Assange’s legal help plea over Wikileaks disclosure of US cables


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb 2 (ANI): A day after Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sought the Australian government's help over the ongoing secret US diplomatic cables leak fiasco, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she ... Read more...

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Wikileaks founder Assange urges Oz govt to ensure safe return to Melbourne


February 1st, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has urged the Australian government to ensure his safe return to his hometown, Melbourne, ahead of his extradition hearing over allegedly sexually assaulting two ... Read more...

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US acting like ‘retrogressive Pak’ in its attempts to censor WikiLeaks: Pak editorial


December 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 9 (ANI): The WikiLeaks-Assange episode indicates that the 'backwardness' of underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, which was called 'retrogressive' for banning social networking site 'Facebook', has now spread to the ... Read more...

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Hindus want world to take water insecurity risk more seriously


October 1st, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 1 (ANI): Hindus want the worldwide risk of water insecurity to be taken seriously.According to a recent study, water threats include scarcity and pollution and about 3.4 billion people ... Read more...

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Global cost of Alzheimer’s: 1pc of global GDP - and growing: Report


September 21st, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia revealed that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are taking a massive toll on the global economy, and the problem ... Read more...

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Obama slams China’s ‘blindness’, North Korea attack


June 28th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Sunday demanded that China acknowledge North Korea's role in an attack on a South Korean naval vessel earlier this year. An international inquiry found ... Read more...

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G8 summit begins


June 26th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Huntsville (Canada), June 25 (DPA) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) bloc of industrial nations began a summit in Canada Friday with warnings that efforts to tackle global poverty were ... Read more...

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Israel launches spy satellite targeting Iran


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 23 (DPA) Israel launched its latest spy satellite as Tel Aviv, along with many other world governments, is wary of Iran's nuclear programme and its "belligerence" toward the Jewish ... Read more...

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Eat less meat to tackle climate change: UN panel


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Eating meat causes environmental degradation and the world population needs to become vegetarian to tackle climate change, says a UN panel. Experts believe that the greatest cause of ... Read more...

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Major emitters meet to narrow climate differences after Copenhagen


April 20th, 2010 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (DPA) Climate representatives of the world's biggest polluters held their first meeting Monday since a disappointing Copenhagen summit failed to reach agreement on a new treaty. The 17-nation Major Economies ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General asks IPCC to go under the scanner


March 11th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11(ANI): Reports indicate that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the world's science academies to review work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had made a major ... Read more...

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World economy recovering faster than expected: IMF


January 5th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund's predictions for global economic growth will almost certainly be revised upward as the world embarks on a quicker-than-expected recovery from its worst recession in ... Read more...

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One in two voters believe that climate change is not caused by mankind


December 6th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 6 (ANI): Nearly one in two voters think that there is no evidence of humans causing global warming, a new opinion poll has revealed. The ICM survey for The ... Read more...

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Suck CO2 from air to save world from global warming, says Pachauri


December 1st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Rajendra Pachauri has said that drastic cuts in carbon emissions may not be sufficient to avoid the worst ravages of global ... Read more...

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CHOGM will dispel pessimism about Copenhagen: Trinidad PM


November 24th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Nov 24 (IANS) The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here will "lead the way" for the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen next month, according to ... Read more...

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US will offer emissions reduction target at Copenhagen talks


November 24th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 24 (DPA) The United States will offer a mid-term target for cutting its climate-damaging emissions when world governments meet for the critical UN-backed Copenhagen summit next month, US media ... Read more...

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2012 world doomsday prophecy sparks off “end times” anxiety


November 11th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): Reports indicate that the 2012 end of the world prediction made by the ancient Mayans has sparked real fears, with some people displaying "end times" anxiety.NASA's Ask ... Read more...

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Climate change hits poor in Africa, South Asia hardest: World Bank


October 4th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 4 (DPA) Climate change could depress the economic output of Africa and South Asia by as much as five percent per year, the World Bank warned Sunday. The effects of a ... Read more...

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US will match Germany’s climate change commitment: Obama


June 26th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said Friday that he hopes Washington will soon be able to match Germany's commitment to tackling climate change and boosting clean energy. After a ... Read more...

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US to suffer serious effects from climate change


June 17th, 2009 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (DPA) The US is already being struck by the effects of climate change and the threats will only grow if the world does not speed up its efforts to ... Read more...

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US seeks restrictions on tourism to Arctic-Antarctic region


April 6th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (DPA) The US will push for more restrictions on tourism to the North and South Poles to protect the regions' natural environment, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ... Read more...

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Bulls prop markets, Sensex shoot up 455 points (Roundup)


April 2nd, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Bulls had a field day at the Indian equities markets Thursday buying stocks across key sectors such as realty, metal, capital goods and energy. Global bourses also acted ... Read more...

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Activists fume as World Water Forum ends without protocols


March 22nd, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (DPA) Environmental activists expressed criticism Sunday with the end result of the World Water Forum, decrying a lack of binding protocols to safeguard the world's freshwater supplies. Ministers and delegation ... Read more...

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Europe on collision course with US over financial crisis


March 12th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (DPA) Europe looks set for a collision course with the US over solutions to the global economic crisis, as Germany and France jointly called Thursday for greater regulation of ... Read more...

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Use stimulus package for green revolution: UN chief


February 18th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 18 (Xinhua) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and former US vice president Al Gore have called on the world to use economic stimulus urgently needed to tackle the global ... Read more...

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Will monitor Mumbai situation closely: Obama


December 1st, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Dec 1 (IANS) US-president elect Barack Obama said Monday he would closely monitor the investigations into the Mumbai terror attacks that killed 183 people and injured many more."I will be monitoring ... Read more...

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Movie directors released on bail, express support for Sri Lanka Tamils


November 1st, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Madurai, Oct 31 (IANS) A huge crowd of admirers greeted Tamil movie directors Seeman and Ameer on their release here Friday after spending a week in jail for making allegedly seditious speeches ... Read more...

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Turkish flying saucer video most important images of a UFO ever filmed


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): An astonishing video footage of a ''flying saucer'' spotted in Turkey is being considered the "most important images of a UFO ever filmed".The shots were captured earlier ... Read more...

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UN seeks agriculture renaissance while fighting food crisis


May 25th, 2008 - 8:46 am ICT by admin
By J.T. Nguyen New York, May 25 (DPA) With food and energy prices already spiralling upwards, the UN fears a defeat of its plans to eliminate poverty and hunger. One solution is an ... Read more...

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Global cyber security experts meet in Kuala Lumpur


May 20th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kuala Lumpur, May 20 (DPA) More than 100 government officials and cyber security experts from around the world gathered Tuesday in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur for a summit aimed at discussing ... Read more...

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China summons CNN bosses over ‘goons’ comment


April 17th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, April 17 (DPA) China's foreign ministry summoned CNN executives to lodge a protest as it seeks an apology from the US news network for statements made by a commentator. CNN said ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics boycott still possible: Michael Portillo


March 23rd, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by admin
London, March 23 (IANS) The strong global focus on China's human rights records may yet end in the boycott of the Beijing Olympics if the situation in Tibet worsens, a former British ... Read more...

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Nobel Peace Prize will awarded on December 10


November 14th, 2007 - 10:21 am ICT by admin
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