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  • Gates announces defense cuts, allocates funds to priority needs

    The Pentagon, trying to free up cash in the face of a yawning US. deficit, unveiled a series of cost-cutting measures that will shed thousands of jobs and shut down an entire military command. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the shakeup would show Congress that the Pentagon would spend tax dollars wisely during […]

    Nepali Congress, Unified CPN (M) meeting to form next govt fails

    In Nepal, a meeting held between top leaders from Nepali Congress and Unified CPN (Maoist) on the issue of forming the next government ended inconclusively today with both the parties seeking each other’s support for the election of the new Prime Minister. Talking to newsmen after the meeting, Nepali Congress Spokesperson Arjun Narsingh K.C said […]

    Mitchell in Middle East for Direct Peace Talks

    The US special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, has returned to the region to push Israel and the Palestinians to start direct peace talks, the State Department said on Monday. “We expect Senator Mitchell to have discussion with both President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu tomorrow. He will be talking to both parties […]

    Chavez rejects US ambassador-designate to Venezuela

     President Hugo Chavez has rejected Larry Palmer as the US ambassador-designate to Venezuela, and urged US President Barack Obama to “look for another candidate.” “How can you think I’d accept this gentleman coming here? You’d best withdraw him, Obama. Don’t insist, I’m asking you,” said Chavez in his weekly “Alo Presidente” radio and television show. […]

    Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies at 84

     KNOXVILLE: Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963’s “Hud” and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal had lung cancer and died surrounded by her family at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha’s Vineyard. “She faced her final illness as she […]

    Clinton says US remains ‘open to engagement’ with Iran

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States remains “open to engagement” with Iran amid tensions over its nuclear aims, according to an interview transcript released Sunday. “We remain open to engagement. But they do know what they have to do. They have to reassure the international community by words and actions as […]

    Santos Sworn in as Colombia’s New President

    Colombia’s new president Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in Saturday afternoon, taking over the power from Alvaro Uribe at a ceremony held at the Bolivar Square of the capital city Bogota. In his inaugural speech, Santos said that he would launch a relentless fight without truce against the illegal armed groups in the country. However, […]

    Minnesota’s Boyd Chosen to Head NARUC Nuclear Issues Panel; White to Serve as Vice Chair

    WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President David Coen of Vermont appointed Commissioner David Boyd, Chairman of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, to lead the Association’s nuclear-waste advocacy committee. In leading NARUC’s Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues—Waste Disposal, Commissioner Boyd is replacing former Chairman David Wright of South Carolina, whose term expired. Commissioner Greg White of […]

    Cameron, Zardari meet over dinner

    Amidst efforts to resolve the diplomatic row over David Cameron’s comments in India on Pakistan’s role on terrorism, President Asif Ali Zardari and the British Prime Minister met over dinner during which assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto was remembered.  The dinner Thursday night was originally organised by the International Development Minister Alan Duncan, who struck […]

    Pentagon demand WikiLeaks return all classified documents

    Apprehensive that whistleblower website WikiLeaks may be on the brink of fresh leaks, the Pentagon has asked the portal to refrain from publishing more classified papers on the Afghan war, saying public disclosure of new information can only make the damage worse. The demand by the Pentagon, which the agency has no powers to enforce, […]