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  • Russia Clamps emergency in fire hit regions

    President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday declared a state of emergency in seven Russian regions worst hit by the raging wildfires as the toll has mounted to 40, even as firefighters battled hard to douse the flames. The emergency has been declared in the republics of Mariy El and Mordovia as well as in Vladimir, Voronezh, […]

    British Premier not to apologise for Pak terror remarks

    Unfazed by an official protest lodged by Islamabad against his comments, Britain on Monday said Prime Minister David Cameron stood by his remarks asking Pakistan to stop exporting terror and will not back away or apologise. “He stands by his remarks,” said a spokeswoman on the eve of President Asif Ali Zardari’s official visit in […]

    ‘Palestinians not to buckle under US Pressure’

    The Palestinian leadership will not give in to the US pressure to start face-to-face talks unless Israel meets its peace commitments, an official said on Monday. “The U.S. should realize that its pressure would not help since the leadership gives the priority to the national Palestinian interests,” Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the executive committee […]

    US For New Sanctions against Korea

    The United States will soon adopt new financial sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ( DPRK), hoping that the moves will be strong enough to deter further aggression and encourage it to abandon its nuclear weapons program, a senior U.S. envoy said here on Monday. Washington will soon announce new sanctions on the […]

    400 people died due to rains in Pak

    Nearly 400 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in different parts of Pakistan, with most of the deaths reported in the country’s northwest that has seen the worst flooding in eight decades. The Edhi Foundation, an NGO that operates rescue services across Pakistan, said 291 people had died in […]

    China Orders Curbs on Grain Price Speculation

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner, Wednesday ordered local authorities to take actions to prevent hoarding and price speculation in grain markets and work to maintain market order. The NDRC accused some businesses of blindly buying large amounts of grain, then bidding up grain prices following adverse weather in some […]

    Business Confidence Continues to Drop in New Zealand

    Business confidence in New Zealand fell for a third consecutive month, according to the latest National Bank business outlook report released on Wednesday. There was now a clear change in direction and weakness in confidence was broad-based, the report’s authors said. Overall, a net 28 percent of respondents expect an improvement in business conditions in […]

    S. Korean PM likely to Resign Today

    South Korean Prime Minister Chung Un-chan is expected to formally offer his resignation on Thursday or Friday, local leading broadcaster YTN reported. Chung expressed his strong intention to step down during an one- on-one meeting with the President Lee Myung-bak on July 6, taking responsibility for the failure to gain parliamentary approval for the contentious […]

    U.S. Congress OKs Afghanistan War Funding

    The U.S. Congress on Tuesday approved a 59-billion-dollar funding measure that would pay for troop increase in Afghanistan, sending it for President Barack Obama’s signature. The House of Representatives approved the measure with a 308 to 114 vote. It passed the Senate earlier. In the measure, about 33 billion is earmarked to pay for the […]

    China’s Industrial Profit Up 71.8 Pct in 1H

    Profits of China’s industrial enterprises climbed 71.8 percent year on year to hit 1.61 trillion yuan (237.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the first six months, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Wednesday. The growth was 11.2 percentage points lower than that in the first five months, the NBS said in a statement.