Chinese vice premier calls for enhanced exchanges with Switzerland

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Chinese vice premier calls for enhanced exchanges with Switzerland 

BEIJING, June 29 — Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met with Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey on Monday, calling for enhanced exchanges and contacts between the two countries.

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Solar cell technology in Papua relevant to local condition

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Solar cell technology in Papua relevant to local condition 

JAYAPURA, Papua, June 29 – Application of solar cell technology to overcome the electricity crisis in Papua is relevant to local geographic and astronomic conditions.

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Cheonan's sinking does not ensure relisting N. Korea as state terror sponsor: State Dept.

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Cheonan's sinking does not ensure relisting N. Korea as state terror sponsor: State Dept. 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, June 29 (PNA/Yonhap) — North Korea's torpedoing of a South Korean warship is a violation of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, but does not merit relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, the State Department said Monday.

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IMF willing to help N. Korea escape from isolation: Strauss-Kahn

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on IMF willing to help N. Korea escape from isolation: Strauss-Kahn 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, June 29 (PNA/Yonhap) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday it is ready to provide assistance to North Korea to help the reclusive communist state get out of isolation if Pyongyang makes such a request.

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S. Korea, Panama agree to boost trade, economic ties

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on S. Korea, Panama agree to boost trade, economic ties 

By Lee Chi-dong

PANAMA CITY, June 29 (PNA/Yonhap) — South Korea and Panama agreed Monday to forge a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) at an early date and expand economic partnership.

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Russia to continue developing advanced arms – Medvedev

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Russia to continue developing advanced arms – Medvedev 

GORKI — Russia will continue developing advanced weaponry, which will boost the country's economy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.

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Space station crew relocates Russian spacecraft after delay

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Space station crew relocates Russian spacecraft after delay 

MOSCOW, June 29 — The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) moved on Monday a Russian spacecraft docked with the Zvezda module to the Rassvet research module after a short delay caused by a technical problem on board the orbital station.

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FBI uncovers alleged Russian spy network

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on FBI uncovers alleged Russian spy network 

WASHINGTON, June 29 — Eleven suspects have been charged for allegedly carrying out espionage operations in the United States on behalf of Russia, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Monday.

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ASEAN hands-over recovery projects to cyclone Nargis survivors

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on ASEAN hands-over recovery projects to cyclone Nargis survivors 

YANGON, Myanmar, June 29 — Three Post-Nargis Recovery projects implemented by Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) volunteers and implementing partners were handed over to the Nargis-affected community Tuesday by the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, Dato’ Misran Karmain, in Myanmar.

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U.S. stocks end slightly lower after seesawing

June 29, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks end slightly lower after seesawing 

NEW YORK, June 29 — U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Monday after seesawing earlier even as government report showed consumers bumped up spending last month.

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