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Piracy: China replaces warships
DUBAI: China has dispatched two new naval warships to the piracy-hit Gulf of Aden to protect its merchant ships sailing in these waters. These two ships will replace two other warships which were deployed in this area earlier. The new ...
Government jobs back in favour in China
BEIJING: Sisi Chen never considered working for the government. A civil service job, she thought, was for people who wanted to “chat all day and read newspapers”, an easy assignment for those on the road to retirement. Once ...
BP fined $87.4 million over plant safety
New York: The U.S. government has raised grave questions over BP’s safety culture by imposing a record fine of $87.4 million on the British company for failing to fix hazards at its Texas City oil refinery in the wake of a disastrous ...
Gotabaya slams attempts to promote Fonseka candidacy
COLOMBO: Amid growing debate on the merits of Chief of Defence Staff Sarath Fonseka entering the presidential race, Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said there is no question of the government permitting any person in ...
Knighthood for Lee
China’s fastest supercomputer
CHANGSHA: The National University of Defence Technology (NUDT) unveiled on Thursday China’s fastest supercomputer, which could rival the world’s most powerful computing devices. The supercomputer named Tianhe, meaning Milky ...
U.S. embargo on Cuba finds scant support
UNITED NATIONS: The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to condemn the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, with the speeches by the U.S. ambassador and Cuba’s Foreign Minister reflecting what little has changed despite an ...
India & World
Cyprus backs India on Security Council seat
CYPRUS: President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias on Saturday reiterated his country’s support for India’s claim for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council. Mr. Christofias said this at a meeting he had with ...
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