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Merkel sits pretty in Sunday poll
She remains one of the most appreciated post-War German leaders
Another Mao is set to make a splash
BEIJING: The likeness is uncanny. A fast-rising officer through army ranks, a student of military philosophy, a passionate swimmer and rather portly, Mao Version 2.0 is here. The grandson of China’s Chairman Mao is making waves in ...
U.S. Senate votes to triple aid to Pakistan
India is concerned over the move, says S.M. Krishna
Iran denies it has “secret” nuclear plant
DUBAI: Iran has denied that it has established a “secret” nuclear plant for the production of enriched uranium. “This installation is not a secret one, which is why we announced its existence to the International Atomic ...
Riyadh sets up first co-ed university
Thuwal (Saudi Arabia): Breaking centuries- old social barriers, Saudi Arabia has inaugurated its first-ever co-educational university allowing girls to attend classes without veil, a multi-billion-dollar initiative aimed at producing future ...
Olmert goes on trial in graft charges
JERUSALEM: Ehud Olmert became the first current or past Israeli Prime Minister ever to go on trial on Friday, insisting in a Jerusalem courtroom that he is innocent of corruption allegations that drove him from office. The allegations ...
Residual effects remain: Wickremanayake
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake told the Asia Society on Friday that rebuilding Sri Lanka after 25 years of war would, among other things, require preventing a resurgence of the LTTE. “Sri Lanka suffered ...
Australia too chips in
SINGAPORE: Australia is set to rank next only to the United States in extending military training to Pakistan. This follows Canberra’s decision on Friday to enhance support for “Pakistan’s efforts to promote stability ...
U.S. snubs Brown over Megrahi?
LONDON: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly suffered the humiliation of having to follow U.S. President Barack Obama through the kitchens of the U.N. headquarters to snatch a private conversation with him after as many as five ...
“Robot” computer to mark essays
The owner of one of England’s three major exam boards is to introduce artificial intelligence-based automated marking of English exam essays in the U.K. from next month. Pearson, the American-based parent company of Edexcel, is to ...
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