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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Bill authorises "use of force" over Taiwan
SINGAPORE, MARCH 8.China intends to deploy "non-peaceful means" as the "last resort" to reunify the non-sovereign territory of Taiwan with the mainland. Such means and "other necessary measures" have been provided for in the draft ...
Jiang's resignation accepted
SINGAPORE, MARCH 8.Jiang Zemin today completed a measured process of retirement from the Chinese political scene, as the National People's Congress (NPC), Parliament, accepted his resignation from the last of his official positions. The NPC ...
U.S. envoy is sharp critic of U.N.
WASHINGTON, MARCH8. The U.S. President, George Bush, on Monday nominated Undersecretary of State John Bolton, one of the administration's sharpest critics of the United Nations, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. in a move that officials ...
Rape victim seeks appeal against acquittals
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 8. Amidst indications by the Pakistan Government that it would appeal against the Lahore High Court verdict acquitting the alleged rapists of Mukhtaran Mai, the lady who has become a symbol of resistance for Pakistani women, ...
"Terrorism disavows fundamental rights"
MADRID, MARCH 8. At the approach of the first anniversary of the deadly train bombings that killed nearly 200 and injured almost 2000 persons on March 11, 2004, there is palpable tension in the Spanish capital with police patrolling the ...
Chechen rebel leader killed in raid
ROSTOV-ON-DON (RUSSIA), MARCH 8. The Chechen rebel leader, Aslan Maskhadov, blamed by Russia for last year's school hostage crisis and other terrorist acts, has been killed during a raid, the head of the Federal Security Service told the ...
India & World
India, Sri Lanka share notes on tsunami
COLOMBO, MARCH 8. Two visiting Indian officials today shared with their Sri Lankan counterparts their experiences of post-tsunami relief and rehabilitation work. The two officials Shantha Sheela Nair and J. Radhakrishnan made ...
New Zealand for flexibility in U.N. reforms
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. The New Zealand Foreign Minister, Phil Goff, believes that countries have to be "flexible" on the issue of United Nations reforms, including that of the Security Council. He feels that member nations have to agree on a ...
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