Arrests of Russian spies will not affect U.S.-Russian ties: White House

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Arrests of Russian spies will not affect U.S.-Russian ties: White House 

WASHINGTON, June 30 — The White House said on Tuesday that the arrests of the alleged Russian spies will not affect the recently improved U.S.-Russian relations.

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Los Angeles officials warn against forced labor

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Los Angeles officials warn against forced labor 

LOS ANGELES, June 30 — The economy downturn could lead to an increase in forced labor, human trafficking a related crimes, Los Angeles city officials warned on Tuesday.

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Chinese mainland, Taiwan economic pact ushers in new era of cross-Strait economic ties: MOC

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Chinese mainland, Taiwan economic pact ushers in new era of cross-Strait economic ties: MOC 

BEIJING, June 30 — The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan ushered in a new era in cross-Strait economic relations, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said in a statement late Tuesday.

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Top U.S. military commander shows concern about synergy among terrorist groups

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Top U.S. military commander shows concern about synergy among terrorist groups 

WASHINGTON, June 30 — Terrorist groups are operating more closely with one another, posing an increasing threat to the global security, top U.S. military commander said in a recent interview.

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Death toll of storm in Brazil hits 57

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Death toll of storm in Brazil hits 57 

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 30 — The number of deaths in the storms which have been hitting Brazil's northeastern region in the past two weeks hit 57, local authorities informed on Tuesday.

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President Ahmadinejad: US plan to isolate Iran will fail

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on President Ahmadinejad: US plan to isolate Iran will fail 

TEHRAN, June 29, – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here on Tuesday that the US plans to isolate Iran will fail.

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Empowerment of women tops agenda at ECOSOC

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Empowerment of women tops agenda at ECOSOC 

TEHRAN, June 30, – The annual high-level segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) opened Monday with speakers calling for women and girls to be placed at the center of the global struggle.

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Shalani Soledad prays for P-Noy's success

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Shalani Soledad prays for P-Noy's success 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, June 30 — Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad offered a prayer for the success of her boyfriend, President-elect Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III, at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church) early Wednesday morning.

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Euro falls against U.S. dollar on New York market

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Euro falls against U.S. dollar on New York market 

NEW YORK, June 30 — The euro fell against the U.S. dollar Tuesday on concerns over the health of the global recovery.

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Crude prices plunge on demand concerns

June 30, 2010 12:24 pm· Comments Off on Crude prices plunge on demand concerns 

NEW YORK, June 30 — Crude prices plunged Tuesday on demand concerns after downbeat data released from both China and the United States.

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