U.S., Qatari leaders tackle Syria, Mideast peace issues

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on U.S., Qatari leaders tackle Syria, Mideast peace issues 

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama and Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on Tuesday discussed Syria, Egypt, the Middle East peace process and Afghanistan, acknowledging them being "very difficult issues" that cannot be solved overnight.

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UN calls for action to enhance disaster resilience in Haiti

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on UN calls for action to enhance disaster resilience in Haiti 

UNITED NATIONS, April 24 — The UN humanitarian chief has called on the international community and the Haitian government to take action to make the Caribbean island country more resilient to disasters, a UN spokesperson said here on Tuesday.

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6.3-magnitude quake jolts the New Ireland

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on 6.3-magnitude quake jolts the New Ireland 

BEIJING, April 24 — A 6.3-magnitude quake jolted the New Ireland region at 7:14 a.m. Wednesday Beijing time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

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Indian defense delegation visits China

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on Indian defense delegation visits China 

New Delhi, April 24, — Notwithstanding the incursion by Chinese troops in Ladakh, India has gone ahead with the visit of an Army delegation to Beijing to finalize the dates of bilateral military exercise expected to be held later this year.

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Cambodian PM heads to Brunei for 22nd ASEAN Summit

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on Cambodian PM heads to Brunei for 22nd ASEAN Summit 

PHNOM PENH, April 24 — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accompanied by a group of high-ranking officials, left here on Wednesday for the 22nd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

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Roundup: Upbeat corporate earnings lift up Wall Street

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Upbeat corporate earnings lift up Wall Street 

NEW YORK, April 24 — U.S. stocks rose for a third consecutive session on Tuesday, boosted by a batch of encouraging corporate earnings reports.

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Ghana's new oil field to produce 76,000 barrels per day

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on Ghana's new oil field to produce 76,000 barrels per day 

ACCRA, April 24 — Oil production from Ghana's Tweneboa Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) oil field is expected to be 76,000 barrels per day and 50 million standard cubic feet of gas at peak production, state owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation said here on Tuesday.

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Portuguese gov't bares measures to promote economic growth

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on Portuguese gov't bares measures to promote economic growth 

LISBON, April 24 — The Portuguese government announced Tuesday new measures including increase of economic investment and financing support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to promote growth and job creation in the heavily indebted country.

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China Focus: Quake hardly jolts China's economy

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on China Focus: Quake hardly jolts China's economy 

BEIJING, April 24 — A strong quake has again brought huge losses to southeast China's Sichuan Province, but the disaster is unlikely to undermine the economy in any great deal due to its scale, analysts said.

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S. Korean e-book market to expand 80% in 2013

April 24, 2013 9:50 am· Comments Off on S. Korean e-book market to expand 80% in 2013 

SEOUL, April 24 — The South Korean market for electronic books (e-books) is expected to grow 80 percent this year on the back of rising demand for services on mobile devices, local analysts said Wednesday.

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