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Friday, September 26, 2003
China, Russia reaffirm strategic ties
SINGAPORE, SEPT. 25. The Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, and his Russian counterpart, Mikhail Kasyanov, agreed today in Beijing to deepen and diversify their strategic partnership. An accord to expand the trade ties and a call for ...
No more nuke deals with Iran, Putin tells Bush
MOSCOW, SEPT. 25.The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has promised the U.S. President, George W. Bush, to halt all nuclear cooperation with Iran after completing the construction of a nuclear reactor at Bushehr, a senior atomic energy official ...
Islam filling Iraq's ideological vacuum
NAJAF, SEPT. 25.Alarmed by the possibility of sectarian violence, key Iraqi Shia and Sunni organisations have established active contacts with each other to prevent such an outbreak. There was an imminent threat of the two communities clashing ...
NATO chief `a pragmatic' diplomat
BRUSSELS, SEPT. 25.The new Secretary-General of NATO and Foreign Minister of Holland, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (55), is rated as a "pragmatic and consensus" man. He won the support of the U.S. which regarded him as "neutral but not hostile" on Iraq. ...
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India, Singapore reach broad trade accord
SINGAPORE, SEPT. 25. Negotiations between India and Singapore to fashion a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA) "have reached the mid-point" as the fourth round of official-level talks, concluded here on Wednesday. According to ...
Dhaka opposes World Bank support to Indian project
DHAKA, SEPT. 25.Bangladesh has urged the World Bank not to extend support to India for implementation of its proposed Inter-River Link Project, as it might create enormous loss to its economy and environment. The request was made by the Water ...
Kanishka trial adjourned
VANCOUVER, SEPT. 25. The trial of the Air India aircraft, Kanishka, on June 23, 1985, has been adjourned for a week following a dispute over who would pay the legal fees for one of the key accused in the case. The British Columbia Supreme Court ...
We need to start talking: Musharraf
UNITED NATIONS, SEPT. 25. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has called on the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to stop accusing his country "continuously of this cross-border terrorism" and argued that there is "nobody in the world ...
Vajpayee meets Putin
UNITED NATIONS, SEPT. 25.The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, met at the United Nations this morning. The meeting, which lasted 20 minutes, took place after Mr. Vajpayee had addressed the U.N. ...
Vajpayee's speech will not help peace process: Pak.
ISLAMABAD, SEPT. 25.Stung by the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's reply to the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan today said that the speech, coupled with "provocative" statements ...
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