Head of UN atomic watchdog urges swift response by Iran to nuclear fuel deal

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Head of UN atomic watchdog urges swift response by Iran to nuclear fuel deal 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 3 — The outgoing head of the United Nations atomic watchdog on Monday urged Tehran not to delay in responding to the draft agreement on fuel for its civilian nuclear research site, and called for transparency and cooperation to address outstanding issues related to Iran's nuclear program.

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Canadian PM to visit South Korea in December

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Canadian PM to visit South Korea in December 

OTTAWA, Nov. 3 — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the Republic of Korea (South Korea) from December 6 to 7.

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Former German Chancellor Schroeder backs Turkey's EU bid

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Former German Chancellor Schroeder backs Turkey's EU bid 

ISTANBUL, Nov. 3 — Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said here on Monday that Turkey's future lied in full membership of the European Union (EU).

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Clinton criticizes Turkey for shrinking Christian population

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ISTANBUL, Nov. 3 — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Monday criticized Turkey over shrinking its Christian population by closing the Halki International Seminary, while praising it for its successful endorsement of secularism, the website of local English newspaper Daily News reported.

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Obama urges Karzai to improve governance

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Obama urges Karzai to improve governance 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 — President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States is looking forward to a closer cooperation with Afghan government led by President Hamid Karzai, but urging Kabul to improve governance and fight against corruption.

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Brown congratulates Afghan President Karzai on re-election

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Brown congratulates Afghan President Karzai on re-election 

LONDON, Nov. 3 — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday spoken to Afghan President Hamid Karzai to congratulate him on his re-election as president of Afghanistan.

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UN reduces staff in north-western Pakistan out of insecurity

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on UN reduces staff in north-western Pakistan out of insecurity 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 3 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has decided to reduce the presence of international staff in northwestern Pakistan in light of the security situation in the region, a UN spokesperson said Monday.

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Indonesian customs foil attempts to smuggle meth worth Rp25.2 billion

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Indonesian customs foil attempts to smuggle meth worth Rp25.2 billion 

Tangerang, Nov. 3 — The Soekarno-Hatta airport`s customs service has foiled attempts to smuggle methamphetamine three times worth Rp25.2 billion belonging to an international syndicate from Iran.

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Indonesian govt to repatriate 1,750 workers from Middle East soon

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Indonesian govt to repatriate 1,750 workers from Middle East soon 

Sleman, Nov. 3 — The Indonesian government will soon repatriate some 1,750 Indonesian migrant workers currently making a living in Middle Eastern countries for their own good, Manpower and Tranmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said.

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Bengkulu jolted by 5.0 magnitude earthquake

November 2, 2009 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Bengkulu jolted by 5.0 magnitude earthquake 

Bandarlampung, Indonesia, Nov. 3 — An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted Bengkulu at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has said.

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