German aid agency officials visit Negros Oriental

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on German aid agency officials visit Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 24 – Representatives of the German Development Service (DED) paid a courtesy call on Governor Agustin Perdices in preparation for the scheduled visit to Negros Oriental of the DED country director Dr. Jeurgen Wilhelm.

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Iran, U.S. speak, but Tehran prompts walkout

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Iran, U.S. speak, but Tehran prompts walkout 

by William M. Reilly

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — Iran and the United States got the most attention on Thursday at the opening of general debate at the 65th UN General Assembly session, with Iran prompting the drama of a walkout.

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Securing civilian population essential for lasting peace: Austria

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Securing civilian population essential for lasting peace: Austria 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 — Protection of the civilian population is a precondition for sustainable peace as long as UN peacekeeping missions are involved, Heinz Fischer, the president of Austria, said here Thursday.

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Iran's first nuclear power plant unaffected by Russian weapon ban

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Iran's first nuclear power plant unaffected by Russian weapon ban 

MOSCOW, Sept. 24 — The construction of Iran's first nuclear power plant in Bushehr will not be affected by a Russian presidential decree banning the weapon delivery to Iran, the Kremlin said Thursday.

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Qatar calls for effort to solve Mideast problems through dialogue

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Qatar calls for effort to solve Mideast problems through dialogue 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 — Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, said here Thursday that conflicts and disputes in the Middle East can best be solved through dialogue, calling for efforts to avoid the use of force and settle disagreements based on international law and the UN Charter.

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Mudslide death toll rises to 10 in Mexico

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Mudslide death toll rises to 10 in Mexico 

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 24 — The death toll from a mudslide that struck the town of Villa Guerrero near here has risen to 10, the town council said in a statement Thursday.

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Koreas to hold new round of talks on reuniting families separated by war

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Koreas to hold new round of talks on reuniting families separated by war 

By Sam Kim

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (PNA/Yonhap) — South Korean Red Cross officials crossed into North Korea on Friday for the second time in a week for talks aimed at clearing hurdles blocking the resumption of temporary reunions of families separated by the Korean War.

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Majority of Americans favor U.S. direct engagement with N. Korea: survey

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Majority of Americans favor U.S. direct engagement with N. Korea: survey 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (PNA/Yonhap) — The majority of Americans want the Obama administration to engage North Korea directly to make a breakthrough in multilateral talks on the North's nuclear dismantlement, a survey said Thursday.

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S. Korea to boost capabilities of overseas aid bodies

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on S. Korea to boost capabilities of overseas aid bodies 

SEOUL, Sept. 24 — South Korea plans to strengthen the capabilities of overseas assistance organizations as part of its efforts to help developing countries around the world, the government said Friday.

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Obama calls for human rights record improvement in N. Korea

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Obama calls for human rights record improvement in N. Korea 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (PNA/Yonhap) — U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday denounced the North Korean government for enslaving its people, calling for improvement in human rights conditions in the world's most isolated country.

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