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Rice sees tough time ahead
WASHINGTON, JAN. 30. The U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has hailed the Iraqi vote saying the elections are going "better than expected". "Every indication is that the election in Iraq is going better than expected," she said in a ...
"Columnists paid to back Bush plans"
WASHINGTON, JAN. 30.The Bush administration was confronted with fresh evidence of a far-reaching clandestine campaign to influence public opinion after a third conservative commentator on Friday admitted receiving payments for championing its ...
U.S. to stay in Iraq
WASHINGTON, JAN. 30.On the eve of the Iraqi elections, a debate has begun in Washington over what America's ``plan B'' should be if the vote does not bring the stability the Bush administration is hoping for. In the past few days, leading ...
Dhaka denies rise of Islamist militancy
DHAKA, JAN. 30.The Bangladesh Government has dismissed as "unfortunate and politically motivated" a report titled, "The Next Islamic Revolution", in the New York Times magazine on the country's growing Islamic militancy. A spokesman for ...
Violence mars Hamas victory rally
JERUSALEM, JAN. 30. A political rally by the militant Palestinian group Hamas has turned violent, as supporters of the rival Fatah faction opened fire, sparking a melee that left more than 20 persons wounded, Palestinian officials said. The ...
Oil prices will remain high, says OPEC
VIENNA, JAN. 30. OPEC warned on Sunday that oil prices, already hovering near $50 a barrel, would remain high through the spring, even as the cartel decided to keep its production ceiling at 27 million barrels a day. The decision, reached at a ...
U.S. pressure behind Al-Jazeera sale plan?
WASHINGTON, JAN. 30.The tiny state of Qatar is a crucial American ally in the Persian Gulf, where it provides a military base and warm support of U.S. policies. Yet, U.S. relations with Qatar are also strained over an awkward issue: Qatar's ...
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``Economic cooperation agreement will bring India, Singapore closer''
SINGAPORE, JAN. 30. The ``Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA)'', which Singapore is currently ``negotiating'' with India, ``will bring our economies closer together'', said Lee Hsien Loong, the City-State's Prime Minister, on ...
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