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Afghanistan looking for Indian, Chinese help to tap mineral bonanza
The cumulative value of deposits is around $1 trillion
McChrystal caught in a row
WASHINGTON: The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain derogatory comments about President Barack Obama and his colleagues, administration officials said Tuesday. General Stanley McChrystal, who ...
U.K. budget cuts deep
LONDON: A levy on banks, including foreign banks operating in Britain, a sharp increase in VAT and deep cuts in public services and benefits marked the new government's first budget, announced on Tuesday, aimed at eliminating its record ...
“China could also mount pressure on Pakistan”
ISLAMABAD: Finding Pakistan still unwilling to end its support to some militant groups because of their usefulness to its strategic calculus, a study by a U.S.-based research organisation has said China could join Washington in mounting ...
EU offers to extend GSP+
COLOMBO: The European Union (EU) has made a conditional offer to Sri Lanka to extend the GSP+ tariff concessions in garment exports, due to expire on August 15, for a limited additional period. In a statement here, the EU said the ...
Shahzad pleads guilty
NEW YORK: Pakistani-born American Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty on Monday to the Times Square car bomb bid “100 times,” defiantly warning of more attacks on the United States until it leaves Muslim lands. Reading out a ...
Foreign investors wooed in style
LONDON: From being confronted with yards of forbidding red tape to being feted over champagne and canapé, foreign investors' experience of Indian bureaucracy has undergone a dramatic change. On Monday, a luxury hotel in central ...
“IPCC statement supported by peer-reviewed scientific evidence”
London: Britain's leading newspaper The Sunday Times has apologised to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman R.K. Pachauri for an article it published in January asserting that the U.N. panel's Amazon statement was ...
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