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Candid intentions: Barack Obama, Xi Jinping downplay differences, highlight agreements

Candid intentions: Barack Obama, Xi Jinping downplay differences, highlight agreements

Breaking news, world November 12, 2014 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

Beijing: US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping struck a pragmatic note by focussing more on areas in which they could work together while seeking to downplay their mutual differences. Despite prominent areas of disagreements between the two nations, Obama and Xi branded the budding US-China relationship asRead More

Japan`s Abe may call snap election next month: Reports

Breaking news, world November 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could call a snap election for next month, two years early, with a plan to boost his support by delaying another scheduled tax hike, reports said Wednesday. The first jump in sales tax, which came into effect in April, knocked a tentative revival offRead More

Australia keen on inking FTA deal with India : Tony Abbott

Australia keen on inking FTA deal with India : Tony Abbott

Breaking news, world November 12, 2014 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

Asserting that it was time to commence work with India on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was keen on inking the deal within a year. He said the immediate priority was to seal the free trade deal with China that has been underRead More

MH370 passengers’ families livid at airline decision to declare jet ‘to be lost’ by end ’14

MH370 passengers’ families livid at airline decision to declare jet ‘to be lost’ by end ’14

Breaking news, world November 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

London, The families of people who were on board the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 have lashed out at the airline decision that the plane would be declared “lost” by the end of 2014. According to the Independent, the commercial director of Malaysian Airlines Hugh Dunleavy said that Malaysian andRead More

Over Grand Sydney Show for PM Modi, Some Controversy

Breaking news, world November 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

Sydney, Prime Minster Narendra Modi is guaranteed another rock star reception, this time at the famous Sydney Olympic Park next Sunday. There is excitement, long queues for tickets, a scramble for the best passes and even a spot of controversy. PM Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister toRead More

US troop increase in Iraq signals `new phase`: Barack Obama

US troop increase in Iraq signals `new phase`: Barack Obama

Latest headlines, world November 9, 2014 at 7:53 pm 0 comments

Washington, The deployment of an additional 1,500 American troops to Iraq marks a “new phase” in the campaign against Islamic State jihadists, US President Barack Obama said in comments broadcast Sunday. “Phase one was getting an Iraqi government that was inclusive and credible — and we now have done that,”Read More

French opposition in turmoil amid ‘plot’ over Sarkozy

world November 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm 0 comments

Paris, France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon on Sunday complained of a “plot” against him, amid media revelations he sought to interfere in legal procedures against Nicolas Sarkozy, a rival in the right-wing opposition. Leading daily Le Monde claimed that Fillon had in June urged President Francois Hollande’s chief ofRead More

Africa sets up USD 28 million Ebola crisis fund

world November 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm 0 comments

Addis Ababa: The African Union, African Development Bank and regional business leaders have set up a crisis fund to help areas hit by the Ebola outbreak, the AU said in a statement. The organisation said a landmark pledging meeting held in the Ethiopian capital yesterday saw African business leaders offerRead More

Catalonia holds vote on independence

world November 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm 0 comments

Madrid: Spain’s autonomous region of Catalonia Sunday decided to vote in an informal poll on independence as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged the people to return to “sanity”, media reports said. Urging the people for talks “within the legal framework of the constitution”, Prime Minister Rajoy said the vote wouldRead More

China firm mulls legal action after Mexico scraps rail deal

world November 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm 0 comments

Beijing, A leading Chinese construction firm on Sunday expressed shock over Mexico’s abrupt cancellation of a USD 3.75 billion contract to build a high-speed rail link and warned legal action to protect its interests. The statement from China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) came after Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and TransportRead More