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Hong Kong: Anti-subversion bill withdrawn
SINGAPORE, SEPT. 5.The Hong Kong Executive Council today announced the withdrawal of the controversial National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill "to afford more time for the community to ponder over the issue". The move, which amounted ...
France, Germany for talks on U.S. draft
WASHINGTON, SEPT. 5.The United Nations Security Council is not in a hurry to give its stamp of approval to the American draft resolution on Iraq. But from what is being said in New York, major powers in the Council such as Russia, France and ...
Iraq situation serious, says Blair
LONDON, SEPT. 5. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on Thursday admitted that the situation in Iraq was `serious', after the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, reportedly warned that Britain and America faced "strategic failure" in Baghdad if ...
Howard Dean emerges Democratic front-runner
WAHINGTON, SEPT. 5.Eight of the nine Democratic Presidential aspirants took pointed shots at the Bush administration's domestic and foreign policies; but seven out of the eight participating in the first of the debates sanctioned by the party ...
India & World
Ban on H1-B visas will hit Indians hard
WASHINGTON, SEPT. 5. Educated and highly qualified Indians hoping to get cushy jobs in the United States, especially in the software sector, may have their dreams shattered if a legislation to ban the issue of H1-B visas becomes law. At ...
India, Russia seek key role for U.N. in Iraq
MOSCOW, SEPT. 5.India and Russia plan to press the United Nations to play a key role in the post-war reconstruction of Iraq. ``The sides agreed that a lasting settlement of the Iraqi problem can only be achieved provided the U.N. plays a key ...
U.S., India together in fight against terrorism: Boucher
WASHINGTON, SEPT. 5.The Bush administration has held out the hope that India would send troops to Iraq if a new, satisfactory mandate comes about at the United Nations Security Council. It stressed that the U.S. was committed to working with ...
Pak. to free 16 Sikh youths on Monday
ISLAMABAD, SEPT. 5. Pakistan is to release on Monday 16 Sikh illegal immigrants, who were cheated by touts and ended up in Pakistani jails over a year ago. In a brief statement, the Pakistan Foreign Office made it a point to mention that it was ...
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