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Iran minister says sanctions a "lose-lose game"

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s trade minister said on Monday sanctions were hitting the economy but warned Western countries threatening to tighten the measures that they were harming their own interests. EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi In a…

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We Must Keep in Mind the Interest of Fellow Tibetans in Tibet: Says Dr. Sangay

Article, via WN.com, By: Tibetan Official Media: Tibet Net, Dharamshala, India. Zurich: We must keep in mind the interest of fellow Tibetans in Tibet, said the political leader (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan government in exile, Dr Lobsang Sangay, during his address to the Tibetan community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Over 600 Tibetans attended the address by their new political ...

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Panel set to fail to cut deficit $1.2 trillion

WASHINGTON-It’s just about over for a special deficit-reduction supercommittee, which appears set to admit failure on Monday in its quest to sop up at least $1.2 trillion in government red ink over the coming decade. The bipartisan 12-member panel is sputtering to a close after two months of talks in which key members and top congressional leaders never got close ...

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Khmer Rouge trio face trial in Cambodia

The brutality of a regime during which about two million Cambodians died will be on display once again on Monday as the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) starts its second Khmer Rouge trial. The UN-backed court is set to hear opening statements in the case, known as Case 002, against Nuon Chea, deputy to Khmer Rouge leader ...

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‘Inflation to decline from Dec’

Chennai, Nov 19, PTI: Saturday, November 19, 2011 –> Inflation will start declining from December and the Reserve Bank expects it to come down to 7 per cent by the end of the financial year in March, Chief Economic Adviser to Finance Ministry Kaushik Basu said….

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Libya pledges ‘fair trial’ for Saif al-Islam

Libya’s prime minister has promised a fair trial for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the influential son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, following his capture in the southern desert town of Obari. In the first official announcement of Saif al-Islam’s capture late on Saturday, Abdurrahim El-Keib said he thought the capture would “turn the page on the phase of revolution”. El-Keib also ...

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Not encouraging self-immolations in Tibet: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Nov 19 (IANS) Saturday, November 19, 2011 –> Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has expressed concern over self-immolation protests in Tibet, saying he was not encouraging such action, a report said Saturday. He said he was very worried about the growing number of monks and nuns setting themselves afire. In an…

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Obama heading back to DC after Asia trip

BALI, Indonesia (AP) – After a nine-day trip through Asia in which he showed command on the world stage, President Barack Obama is headed back to debt-deadlocked Washington, where he’ll confront fresh reminders of the limits of his power at home. Obama departed from Bali’s international airport Saturday afternoon for a 21-hour flight that, factoring in time-zone changes, was to ...

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