Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years on throne

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years on throne

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(London) - Queen Elizabeth II has marked her Diamond Jubilee with completion of 60 years on the throne. She ascended to the throne when her father, George VI, died on Feb.6, 1952 and has thus become the longest-serving sovereign after Queen…
Romney wins big in Florida

Romney wins big in Florida

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(Florida) - Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has won a major victory in Florida’s Republican presidential primary and is closer to secure his party’s presidential nomination. Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Florida primary…
GCC-Turkey Ministerial Council

GCC-Turkey Ministerial Council concludes in Istanbul

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(Istanbul) – The Turkey-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) High Level Strategic Dialogue Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Istanbul has been concluded. Foreign Minister of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan represented the state at…
Merkel at World Economic Forum 2012

Euro can be saved with Strong Discipline: Merkel

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(Davos) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking at the premier gathering of political and business leaders present at World Economic Forum 2012 said that Europe lacked the “political structures” to make the euro work properly, but was…
Prince Turki Calls for Bigger Role in IMF after Euro Rescue

Gulf Calls for Bigger Role in IMF after Euro Rescue

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki Al-Faisal speaking at Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh urged the IMF to give Gulf States a bigger say in the global economic order in return for billions of dollars in financial aid to the distressed…
Eurozone

Eurozone Ministers Meet to seek way Out of Crisis

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(Brussels) - Another week of talks has been launched by European Finance Ministers at Brussels. The leaders hope to get a deal with banks to slash Greece's debts and agreement on a new balanced budgets treaty that will mark a turning point in…
Wen Jiabao with Saudi Arabian King

Chinese Premier meets Saudi King

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah welcomed visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the Royal Palace in Riyadh. During the meeting, both the leaders discussed the ways to promote Saudi Arabia-China bilateral ties under the strategic framework…
Eveline Widmer Schlumpf

President, VP greet Swiss President

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President of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf for taking on the Presidency of the Swiss Confederation for 2012. Similar greetings were also dispatched to the Swiss president by…
King Abdullah & David Cameron

Cameron Meets King Abdullah

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(Riyadh) - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah received the visiting British delegation headed by Prime Minister David Cameron at his palace in the Kingdom's capital. The meeting was also attended by Foreign Minister Prince Saud…
UK HS2 rail line

UK approves HS2 rail line

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(London) - The British government has approved construction of a high-speed rail link between the country's two biggest cities. The 140-mile line, known as High Speed 2, will carry 225 mph trains between London and Birmingham and is projected…
Romney

Romney takes victory in New Hampshire Presidential Contest

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(New Hampshire) - Mitt Romney has won the New Hampshire primary, the second state in a row he has carried in his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Ron Paul came in second; Jon Huntsman in third. Romney is the first…
Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi confirms run for parliament seat

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(Myanmar) - Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed that she will personally contest the April polls for a seat in parliament. The confirmation was officially made by Ms. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party. Ms.…
Lord Ahmed & European Parliamentarians meet Crown Prince Qatar

Lord Ahmed & European Parliamentarians meet Crown Prince Qatar

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A Parliamentary delegation led by Lord Ahmed of Rotherham called on His Highness Prince Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Crown Pince of the State of Qatar. The delegation included Sir Gerald Kaufman MP, Mr Geri Muller Swiss Member…
ANC celebrates 100 years

ANC celebrates 100 years

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(South Africa) – African National Congress, South Africa's oldest ruling party celebrated its 100th anniversary with a huge show of popular support. A mid-night ceremony was held at the Wesleyan church in Bloemfontein where President Jacob…