Local officials divided over gun ban implementation in Davao City

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on Local officials divided over gun ban implementation in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, March 1 – Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and her father, Vice Mayor Rodrigo Roa-Duterte, were divided over the implementation of total gun ban in time for the celebration of the 75th "Araw ng Dabaw."

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More than 9 in 10 Americans say economy important in election

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on More than 9 in 10 Americans say economy important in election 

WASHINGTON, March 1 — More than nine among 10 U.S. voters said the economy is extremely or very important to their vote in this year's presidential election, a new Gallup poll showed on Wednesday.

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White House hails DPRK's suspension of nuke activities

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on White House hails DPRK's suspension of nuke activities 

WASHINGTON, March 1 — The White House on Wednesday hailed the suspension of nuclear activities by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a "positive first step" towards the resumption of the six-party talks.

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Interview: Volunteerism is essential in sustainable development: UNV

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· 21 Comments 

By Guo Xinyu, Han Mo

BONN, Germany, March 1 — People's voluntary involvement is essential in sustainable development, and the whole world should recognize the importance of volunteerism for development and peace, head of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program Flavia Pansieri said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

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Egypt denies lifting travel ban on U.S. defendants of NGO case

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on Egypt denies lifting travel ban on U.S. defendants of NGO case 

CAIRO, March 1 — The Egyptian general prosecutor denied on Wednesday reports of lifting the travel ban on the U.S. defendants in the illegal U.S.-funded NGO case, local media reported.

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OECD center seeks new ways for development

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on OECD center seeks new ways for development 

PARIS, March 1 — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Development Center on Wednesday said it will change its development approaches as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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U.S. concerned about alleged Iran's links with Latin American drug lords

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on U.S. concerned about alleged Iran's links with Latin American drug lords 

WASHINGTON, March 1 — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday expressed concern about allegations that some Latin American drug trafficking organizations are linked with Hezbollah and Iran.

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Senegal to hold second round of presidential election

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on Senegal to hold second round of presidential election 

DAKAR, March 1 — A second round of election will be held to chose the next president of Senegal between incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade and former prime minister Macky Sall, according to the official results of the Feb. 26 polls released on Wednesday night.

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UN chief "encouraged" by progress made in DPRK-U.S. talks

March 1, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on UN chief "encouraged" by progress made in DPRK-U.S. talks 

UNITED NATIONS, March 1 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon welcomed steps taken to put forward talks between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the DPRK's nuclear arsenal, according to a statement released here Wednesday.

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UN chief names two appointments for UN criminal tribunals

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UNITED NATIONS, March 1 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday named two appointments for the Residual Mechanism of the International Criminal Tribunals.

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