IAEA urged to promote peaceful use of nuclear energy in developing countries

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on IAEA urged to promote peaceful use of nuclear energy in developing countries 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 9 — Developing countries on Monday called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to promoting the peaceful use of nuclear energy in areas such as nuclear power, health care, food security, the environment protection, saying that such a role of the nuclear watchdog is indispensable.

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Canada to keep 1,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2011 mission ends: report

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Canada to keep 1,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2011 mission ends: report 

OTTAWA, Nov. 9 — Canada will keep up to 1,000 troops in Kabul as part of a plan to extend the country's non-combat mission in Afghanistan after 2011, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) said on Monday.

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UNICEF aids hurricane-hit Haiti

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on UNICEF aids hurricane-hit Haiti 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 9 — The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is currently present in the Haitian areas hit by Hurricane Tomas to assess their needs, UN officials reported here Monday.

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WFP receives 90 million USD donation for Pakistan flood recovery

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on WFP receives 90 million USD donation for Pakistan flood recovery 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 9 — The United States on Monday donated 90 million U.S. dollars to the World Food Program (WFP), intended to prevent food ration cuts to Pakistan's flood ravaged population, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here.

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Cyprus president objects to outside pressure over negotiation process

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Cyprus president objects to outside pressure over negotiation process 

NICOSIA, Nov. 9 — Cyprus President Demetris Christofias on Monday strongly warned against any outside pressure during the UN-led negotiating process aimed at solving the long standing dispute in the Mediterranean island, ten days before a scheduled meeting with the UN chief in New York.

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News Analysis: Netanyahu's meeting with Biden shows little progress in Palestinian-Israeli peace process

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Netanyahu's meeting with Biden shows little progress in Palestinian-Israeli peace process 

by Adam Gonn, Yuan Zhenyu

JERUSALEM, Nov. 9 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's talk with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday, the first day of his five-day visit to the United States, showed little progress in Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

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Somali gov't pledges to end recruitment of child soldiers: UN official

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Somali gov't pledges to end recruitment of child soldiers: UN official 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 9 — Somali Prime Minister Abdullahi Mohammed is committed to eradicating child soldiering in his Horn of Africa country, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy told reporters here on Monday.

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Canada bans big toner cartridges from air cargo after Yemen mail bomb plot

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Canada bans big toner cartridges from air cargo after Yemen mail bomb plot 

OTTAWA, Nov. 9 — Canadian authorities have banned printer toner cartridges that weigh more than 454 grams from checked baggage and carry-on luggage on airplane flights, Transport Minister Chuck Strahl announced Monday.

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IAEA chief urges resumption of Six-Party Talks

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on IAEA chief urges resumption of Six-Party Talks 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 9 — Yukiya Amano, head of the UN nuclear watchdog, Monday expressed concern over Pyongyang's nuclear program and called for a resumption of the Six-Party Talks "at an appropriate time."

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Spain offers Bolivia aid for infrastructure, sanitation, health, food

November 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Spain offers Bolivia aid for infrastructure, sanitation, health, food 

LA PAZ, Nov. 9 — Spain will grant Bolivia 445 million U.S. dollars in the coming five years for the development of basic infrastructure, sanitation, health and food security, Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez said here Monday.

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