Egypt condemns Israel's demolition of Arab houses in East Jerusalem

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Egypt condemns Israel's demolition of Arab houses in East Jerusalem 

CAIRO, July 15 — Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit Wednesday condemned Israel's move to demolish houses owned by Palestinians in East Jerusalem.

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UN envoy cites "stability", "concern" four years after Israel-Hizbollah war

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on UN envoy cites "stability", "concern" four years after Israel-Hizbollah war 

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 — Marking four years since the outbreak of the war between Israel and the Lebanese group of Hizbollah, the UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss the resolution that brought the conflict to an end.

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Hundreds of world experts discuss imbalances in developing countries

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Hundreds of world experts discuss imbalances in developing countries 

DENPASAR, July 15 – Hundreds of experts and academicians from various countries met to discuss issues on social imbalance and discrepencies between the advanced and poor countries leading imbalances in many sectors of life.

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EU hopes nuclear talks with Iran to resume in autumn

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on EU hopes nuclear talks with Iran to resume in autumn 

MOSCOW, July 15 — In another letter to Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, European Union's foreign policy chief expressed hope that nuclear talks with Iran will resume this autumn, Germany's DPA agency said citing official sources.

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Heavy rains kill at least 15 in Yemen

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Heavy rains kill at least 15 in Yemen 

SANAA, July 15 — Torrential rains and ensuing flash floods in Yemen have killed at least 15 people in three provinces, state media reported on Wednesday.

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UN Command, DPRK start meeting over warship sinking

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on UN Command, DPRK start meeting over warship sinking 

SEOUL, July 15 — A working-level military meeting between the U.S.-led United Nations Command and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) started Thursday morning, the command said.

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UN, Oxford launch new index to measure poverty levels

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on UN, Oxford launch new index to measure poverty levels 

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Oxford University on Wednesday launched a new poverty measure to gauge poverty levels and help target development resources more effectively.

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Chicago grain futures rally as adverse weather may curb output

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Chicago grain futures rally as adverse weather may curb output 

CHICAGO, July 15 — Chicago corn halted a 3-day losing streak, and jumped the most in a week on Wednesday, soybean price touched near 9-week high, on speculations that the hotter and drier U.S. Midwest weather in late July and August may pose a threat to the developing corn and soybean crops. Wheat hit a 6- month high as adverse weather condition in Russia and Europe resulted in crop forecast cuts.

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S. Korea slaps preliminary antidumping duties on Malaysian plywood

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on S. Korea slaps preliminary antidumping duties on Malaysian plywood 

SEOUL, July 15 — South Korea has imposed preliminary antidumping duties on Malaysian plywood that damages the domestic industry, the country's trade commission said Thursday.

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Seoul shares open lower on U.S. recovery concerns

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Seoul shares open lower on U.S. recovery concerns 

SEOUL, July 15 — South Korean stocks started lower on Thursday as a weaker outlook for the U.S. economy and poor retail data prompted investors to lock in profits from recent gains, analysts said.

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