Palestine reports to UN on Israeli crimes in occupied territories

January 7, 2012 12:43 pm· Comments Off on Palestine reports to UN on Israeli crimes in occupied territories 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 — Palestine's permanent observer to the United Nations Riyad Mansour said here Friday that he has reported to the UN Security Council the crimes committed by Israel in the occupied territories, and called for a briefing at the 15- nation body on the current situation in the captured lands.

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UN chief slams deadly bombing attack in Syria

January 7, 2012 12:42 pm· Comments Off on UN chief slams deadly bombing attack in Syria 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the deadly suicide bombing attack that took place in Damascus, the capital of Syria, which reportedly left at least 26 people dead.

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China, Uzbekistan to strengthen ties

January 7, 2012 12:42 pm· Comments Off on China, Uzbekistan to strengthen ties 

TASHKENT, Jan. 7 — Chen Zhili, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao, pledged here on Friday during talks with Uzbek President Islam Karimov to further the country's ties with the central Asian country.

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Obama calls Jordanian king on Israeli-Palestinian talks

January 7, 2012 12:40 pm· Comments Off on Obama calls Jordanian king on Israeli-Palestinian talks 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called Jordanian King Abdullah II on the recently-concluded Israeli-Palestinian talks on the Middle East peace process held in his country, the White House said in a brief statement.

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Sarkozy to meet Merkel in Rome on Jan. 20

January 7, 2012 12:38 pm· Comments Off on Sarkozy to meet Merkel in Rome on Jan. 20 

PARIS, Jan. 7 — French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday that he will go to Rome to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Jan. 20.

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Argentine president shows satisfactory recovery after cancer treatment

January 7, 2012 12:36 pm· Comments Off on Argentine president shows satisfactory recovery after cancer treatment 

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 7 — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is having a "satisfactory" recovery after she received operation for thyroid cancer Tuesday and will be discharged from hospital in the next 24 hours, presidential spokesman Alfredo Soccimarro said on Friday.

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Commentary: Constructive U.S. role in Asia-Pacific welcome, but not warmongering

January 7, 2012 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Commentary: Constructive U.S. role in Asia-Pacific welcome, but not warmongering 

By Yu Zhixiao

BEIJING, Jan. 6 — U.S. President Barack Obama rolled out a new defense strategy Thursday that will shift the country's military focus to the Asia-Pacific region, and cut 489 billion U.S. dollars in defense spending in the next decade.

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Palace spokesperson is Manila’s face in China TV’s worldwide feature of “Spring Festival”

January 7, 2012 12:32 pm· Comments Off on Palace spokesperson is Manila’s face in China TV’s worldwide feature of “Spring Festival” 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 6 — Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, born a Tiger in Chinese astrology, will be the face and voice of the Filipino people when Beijing’s China Central Television (CCTV) presents its international feature on how the Chinese New Year or “Spring Festival” is celebrated worldwide in the year of the Dragon on January 23.

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Dollar rises on strong U.S. jobs data

January 7, 2012 12:30 pm· Comments Off on Dollar rises on strong U.S. jobs data 

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 — The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies in late New York trading on Friday as positive jobs data showed the U.S. employment situation is improving.

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U.S. stocks end mixed amid European concerns, robust jobs data

January 7, 2012 12:28 pm· Comments Off on U.S. stocks end mixed amid European concerns, robust jobs data 

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 — U.S. stocks ended mixed on Friday as traders weighed the debt problems in Europe and improving jobs market in the United States.

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