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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Stalemate persists in Italy
PARIS: Attempts to elect President for Italy again ended in stalemate on Tuesday, with the candidate proposed by Prime Minister-elect Romano Prodi's centre-left coalition failing to get a two thirds majority. An electoral college of 1010 "Grand ...
Colombo, LTTE blame each other for violence
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have blamed each other for the declining security situation and called upon the international community to halt the slide. The calls were made by Government's ...
Blair denies Straw-Iran link
LONDON: British Prime Minister Tony Blair has dismissed as "rubbish'' reports that Jack Straw was removed from the Foreign Office because of his opposition to any military intervention in Iran, or because of pressure from Washington. He said ...
Relocation of refugees
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is to relocate Afghans living in Rawalpindi, the city adjacent to the national capital, by the end of May. The measure is mainly influenced by security considerations. Last year, Pakistan signed an agreement with the United ...
Bush faces battle over CIA choice
WASHINGTON: George Bush's choice of a controversial air force general to head the CIA has raised the prospect of a contentious confirmation battle amid Republican and Democratic alarm that the civilian spy agency risks being swallowed up by the ...
Protests mark V-Day
MOSCOW: Thousands of Communist supporters took to the streets in Moscow on Tuesday to mark the 61st anniversary of victory in World War Two and protest against the social policies of the Government. Over 10,000 Communists-led demonstrators ...
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