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Friday, June 04, 2004
How Brahimi lost out
BAGHDAD, JUNE 3.Whether Washington or its few Iraqi friends are the biggest winners in the line-up of figures who have emerged as Iraq's interim Government, the clear loser is Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran U.N. envoy. Barely six weeks ago, he ...
Personal decision, says Tenet
WASHINGTON, JUNE 3.Citing personal reasons, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), George Tenet, has resigned from the agency he has been with since the time of the Clinton administration. The President, George W Bush, announced ...
Revised draft insufficient: France
PARIS, JUNE 3.The French are once again at the forefront of opposition to efforts by Britain and the United States to win international legitimacy for the occupation of Iraq through a United Nations Security Council Resolution. In a significant ...
Russia unhappy with resolution
MOSCOW, JUNE 3.Russia wants a U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq to limit the freedom of the Western coalition forces in the country and to set a precise deadline for their pullout. A senior Foreign Ministry official said today Russia ...
Massive security for D-Day function
PARIS, JUNE 3. A huge security plan has been put into action in France as the country entered the final stage of preparations for the 60th anniversary of D-Day the Allied landings in Normandy that spelt the beginning of the end of World ...
Glaxo faces drug fraud lawsuit
NEW YORK/LONDON, JUNE 3.The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is facing fraud charges in the United States for allegedly concealing information that its leading antidepressant caused suicidal behaviour among children and teenagers during ...
CIA leak: Bush seeks legal advice
Washington: In anticipation of being quizzed in the investigation over the leak of the name of a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer, the U.S. President, George W. Bush, has consulted a private lawyer on representing him in the Grand Jury ...
Fighting threatens Congo peace
KINSHASA (CONGO): Rebel soldiers attacked and reportedly seized control of a key town in the eastern Congo on Wednesday, throwing the country's fragile peace efforts into turmoil. Hundreds of soldiers loyal to two rebel commanders swept into ...
Curbs on Internet
Pretoria: The Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has been accused of attempting to censor Zimbabwe's e-mail traffic after his Government ordered service providers to stop any correspondence that the regime deemed `malicious.' A new contract, ...
India & World
Pakistan formalises trade pact on duty concessions to India
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 3.Pakistan has formalised the agreement to extend the customs duty concession to India on an additional 223 items under the South Asia Preferential Trade Arrangement (SAPTA) to enhance the volume of trade between the two countries ...
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