Mati municipal veterinarian shot dead

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Mati municipal veterinarian shot dead 

MATI, Davao Oriental, July 16 – The municipal veterinarian of Mati was fatally shot by still unidentified motorcycle-riding gunman at his residence in Lopez Subdivision, Barangay Matiao, Mati, this province.

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Village chief’s home in Davao Sur yields high-powered firearms

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Village chief’s home in Davao Sur yields high-powered firearms 

DAVAO DEL SUR, July 16 — Police authorities here raided Wednesday the residence of a barangay captain where several high-powered firearms were found.

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Lee, Ukrainian prime minister agree to improve ties

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Lee, Ukrainian prime minister agree to improve ties 

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SEOUL, July 16 — President Lee Myung-bak met with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at his office Thursday to discuss ways to further boost bilateral relations and cooperation, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.

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Ex-President Kim Dae-jung put on respirator but stable

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Ex-President Kim Dae-jung put on respirator but stable 

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SEOUL, July 16 — Former President Kim Dae-jung was put on a respirator due to irregular breathing but is not in a critical condition, hospital officials said Thursday.

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Aso in trouble as LDP lawmakers seek meeting to oust him

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Aso in trouble as LDP lawmakers seek meeting to oust him 

TOKYO, July 16 — Prime Minister Taro Aso has been backed into a corner and faces another round of pressure to step down ahead of next month's national election, as some lawmakers within his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) petitioned Thursday that a key decision-making panel be held this week, in which they could call for a presidential race to replace him.

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Crucial Gilani, Manmohan meeting begins

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Crucial Gilani, Manmohan meeting begins 

SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, July 16 — The leaders of Pakistan and India began a crucial meeting here at the sidelines of the 15th NAM summit in an effort to resume the stalled peace process, meant to resolve their long-standing disputes.

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Zimbabwe President Mugabe calls for reform of IMF, WB

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Zimbabwe President Mugabe calls for reform of IMF, WB 

HARARE, July 16 — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for the reform of multilateral financial lending institutions and the United Nations in pursuit of a more equitable global order, The Herald said on Thursday.

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Murder of Chechen human rights activist seeks to undermine peace

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Murder of Chechen human rights activist seeks to undermine peace 

NAZRAN, July 16 — The reports about a cynical and brutal murder of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova were taken with profound indignation, acting Ingush President Rashid Gaisanov said in a statement transmitted to Itar-Tass on Thursday.

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Armenia calls day of national mourning for victims of air crash in Iran

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Armenia calls day of national mourning for victims of air crash in Iran 

YEREVAN, July 16 — Republic of Armenia has a day of national mourning Thursday for the victim of an aircrash in northern Iran that carried away the lives of 153 people, including five Armenian citizens.

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Clinton to meet Thai PM in Bangkok next week

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Clinton to meet Thai PM in Bangkok next week 

BANGKOK, July 16 — Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 23 in Bangkok to boost bilateral ties and cooperation, after the latter attended regional foreign ministerial meetings in Thai resort island Phuket, The Nation online reported on Thursday.

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