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Thursday, January 08, 2004
Tung to promote `people-based governance'
SINGAPORE, JAN. 7.The Hong Kong Chief Executive, Tung Chee Hwa, today pledged to promote "people-based governance". This followed the `pro-democracy' rally in Hong Kong on New Year's Day. However, his critics within the Hong Kong Special ...
U.S. not reluctant to take on Musharraf: Powell
WASHINGTON, JAN. 7.The United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has brushed aside an argument that Washington is somehow reluctant to take on the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, on that country's dubious record on the ...
No early poll, says Badawi
SINGAPORE, JAN. 7. The Malaysian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, today announced the elevation of the Defence Minister, Najib Tun Razak, to the post of Deputy Prime Minister. Mr. Najib will continue to hold the Defence portfolio. He is the ...
Livingstone readmitted to Labour
LONDON, JAN. 7.In what has been dubbed "a remarriage of convenience'', Ken Livingstone, the outspoken London Mayor, has been readmitted to the Labour Party less than four years after he was expelled for five years for standing as an independent ...
India & World
New opportunities for achieving peace, says U.S.
WASHINGTON, JAN. 7. The Bush administration has hailed the "historic" meeting between the leaders of India and Pakistan during the SAARC summit in Islamabad holding this out as being on account of a series of acts of statesmanship and decisions ...
`India, Pakistan can maintain current momentum'
SINGAPORE, JAN. 7.China today expressed its "heart-felt hope'' that India and Pakistan "could maintain the current sound momentum of development in their relationship." The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson made this politically evocative ...
Joint statement `historic and momentous'
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 7. The Foreign Ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom and China have described the joint press statement issued after the meeting between the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Pakistan President, Pervez ...
Straw welcomes `breakthrough'
LONDON, JAN. 7. Britain has hailed the "breakthrough'' in India-Pakistan relations and praised leaders of the two countries for their "courage'' and "commitment'' to peace. In a statement, the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, said that the Prime ...
Vajpayee orders sherwanis from Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 7.The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has ordered two sherwanis from a Pakistani designer-couple with the kind of embroidery he had seen on the late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's sherwani 30 years ago, a local daily reported today. ...
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