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Thursday, December 06, 2007
U-turn “may be due to a defector”
Washington: The U-turn on Iran by U.S. spy agencies, the biggest since the Iraq debacle five years ago, is the result of “physical” intelligence, probably a defector, according to various diplomatic and security sources in ...
No evidence: Russia
MOSCOW: Russia has no evidence that Iran ever pursued a nuclear weapons programme, said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He confirmed the findings of the U.S. intelligence report, but refuted the report’s claim that ...
OPEC not to raise output
World’s oil markets are well supplied: cartel
Need for review of offsetting mechanisms
Bali: With less than a month to go for the clauses of the Kyoto Protocol to come into effect, the fact that 16 out of the 36 countries that took on binding emission-reductions are unlikely to meet their targets has brought the issue of ...
A blow to immigrants
LONDON: In a blow to hundreds of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent who come to Britain every year to take low or unskilled jobs, Britain on Wednesday announced that immigration from outside the European Union would be restricted only to ...
Retract, UNESCO told
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Wednesday said it had lodged a “strong protest” at the statement of UNESCO Director-General condemning the November 27 air raid on the Voice of Tigers (VOA) Radio Station near the LTTE held ...
Dubai declares war on human trafficking
DUBAI: Launching a new drive against human trafficking, authorities in Dubai have busted a well entrenched prostitution ring operating from upscale villas and apartments. The Dubai police have arrested 247 suspects, including 170 sex ...
Polls will be fair, says Pakistan Election Commission
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Election Commission on Wednesday rejected allegations from leading opposition parties that January polls will be rigged, insisting that the vote will be free and fair. The body’s defence of its ...
In defence of Harry Potter guide
NEW YORK: A group of intellectual property lawyers at the Stanford Law School has offered to help defend a small publishing house that is being sued by author J.K. Rowling over its plan to print an unauthorised companion guide to her Harry ...
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