Zimbabwe PM withdraws boycott on unity government

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Zimbabwe PM withdraws boycott on unity government 

MAPUTO, Nov. 6 — Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai announced on Thursday evening that he and his party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have withdrawn their boycott on the unity government in the country.

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Turkey, EU agree to cooperate in fight against irregular migration

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ANKARA, Nov. 6 — Turkey and the European Union (EU) agreed to intensify cooperation to overcome the common problem on migration flow and to fight irregular migration, said a joint statement on Thursday.

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N. Korea's Ryongchon blast site reborn with Soviet-era complexes

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on N. Korea's Ryongchon blast site reborn with Soviet-era complexes 

By Sam Kim

SEOUL, Nov. 6 — North Korea has built Soviet-style apartment complexes to face-lift its border town of Ryongchon where a 2004 explosion devastated the lives of thousands of people, according to a satellite image compiled by a U.S. researcher.

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SK Telecom sells 3.8 pct stake in China Unicom

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on SK Telecom sells 3.8 pct stake in China Unicom 

SEOUL, Nov. 6 — SK Telecom Co., South Korea's leading mobile carrier, said Friday that it has completed the sale of its 3.8 percent stake in China Unicom Ltd. in a move to adjust its business portfolio.

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Peru discovers new gas reserves

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Peru discovers new gas reserves 

LIMA, Nov. 6 — Peruvian President Alan Garcia said on Thursday Peru has found a new gas field, which has a reserve of quintillion cubic feet, enough to guarantee the country's energy demand till 2050.

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181 Passi vegetable farmers graduating from IPM-FFS

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on 181 Passi vegetable farmers graduating from IPM-FFS 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 6 — Some 181 farmers from the four barangays of Passi City will be graduating at the Integrated Pest Management-Farmer Field School (IPM-FFS) for vegetables on November 11.

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Turkish finance minister calls for cooperation among Islamic countries

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ISTANBUL, Nov. 6 — Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek on Thursday called on Islamic countries to lift hurdles and seek opportunities for a stronger economic and commercial cooperation.

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London stock market closes higher

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on London stock market closes higher 

LONDON, Nov. 6 — The London market closed higher on Thursday, with the FTSE 100 index up by 17.8 points, or 0.4 percent at 5,125.64 points.

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U.S. Exxon Mobil wins deal of giant oilfield in southern Iraq

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on U.S. Exxon Mobil wins deal of giant oilfield in southern Iraq 

BAGHDAD, Nov. 6 — The Iraqi Oil Ministry said Thursday it has awarded a consortium led by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC a license to develop its West Qurna phase 1 oilfield.

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Italy, Kazakhstan sign new commercial agreements

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ROME, Nov. 6 — Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev signed on Thursday new commercial agreements aimed at boosting bilateral ties.

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