Hillary Clinton voices support for Egyptians' legitimate aspirations

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Hillary Clinton voices support for Egyptians' legitimate aspirations 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has stressed that the legitimate aspirations of the Egyptian people are met before representatives of the Egyptian government and opposition met on how to ease unrest and restore order in the country, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday.

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Egypt rejects dictates from Western countries

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Egypt rejects dictates from Western countries 

CAIRO, Feb. 7 — The Egyptian government rejects any outside dictates, especially from the Western countries, Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit told reporters on Sunday.

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Roundup: France under pressure in the aftermath of Tunisia unrest

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: France under pressure in the aftermath of Tunisia unrest 

By Zhang Xin

PARIS, Feb. 7 — With Egypt taking over from Tunisia to become the center of unrest in the Arab world, France, the biggest residence for Arab Muslims in Europe, is trying hard to redress its foreign image over allegations of early meddling and inefficient response.

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Egypt gov't, opposition agree to push constitutional reform

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Egypt gov't, opposition agree to push constitutional reform 

CAIRO, Feb. 7 — Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman Sunday held talks with representatives of political parties including the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and protesters, a step to establish a national dialogue and ease the unrest in Egypt that entered its 13th day.

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Cambodia PM seeks UNSC to resolve border dispute with Thailand

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Cambodia PM seeks UNSC to resolve border dispute with Thailand 

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 7 — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council requesting to convene an urgent meeting to stop Thai invasion into Cambodian territory.

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Egypt suspends gas export for one week to Jordan, Syria

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Egypt suspends gas export for one week to Jordan, Syria 

SINAI, Egypt, Feb. 7 — Egypt will suspend gas export to Jordan and Syria for a week, until the maintenance of the natural gas pipeline that exploded on Saturday finishes, said an official of the Egyptian Company for Natural Gas.

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Over 40 homes destroyed in Western Australian bushfires

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Over 40 homes destroyed in Western Australian bushfires 

SYDNEY, Feb. 7 — More than 40 houses are expected to have been destroyed in bushfires burning out of control in Roleystone, an outer south-eastern suburb of Perth in Western Australia (WA) and hundreds of residents have been evacuated, a senior fire official said on Monday.

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Armenia predicted to post high inflation in 2011: central bank

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Armenia predicted to post high inflation in 2011: central bank 

TBILISI, Feb. 7 — Armenia's central bank has predicted a high half-year inflation rate for the first six months of this year.

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Clash breaks out anew between Cambodian, Thai troops near Preah Vihear temple

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Clash breaks out anew between Cambodian, Thai troops near Preah Vihear temple 

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia, Feb. 7 — Cambodian and Thai troops exchanged fire early Monday at about 8:10 a.m. local time in the region of Tasem near Preah Vihear temple, the world heritage.

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Japan's foreign exchange reserves fall for 3rd straight month in Jan.

February 7, 2011 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Japan's foreign exchange reserves fall for 3rd straight month in Jan. 

TOKYO, Feb. 7 — Japan's foreign exchange reserves declined 0.3 percent in January as rising interest rates in Europe and the U.S. reduced the value of bonds held by the Japanese government, the Finance Ministry said Monday.

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