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Muslim Leaders Gather in Pakistan for D-8 Summit

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders from eight developing Muslim countries are gathering in Pakistan to discuss how they can increase trade and investment. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday welcomed to Islamabad delegates from Developing-8 countries. Along with Pakistan, the so-called D-8 countries include Iran, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Turkey, Bangladesh and Malaysia. The summit will open Thursday and […]

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APEC Ends Summit

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific-Economic Cooperation – APEC – ended their two-day summit Sunday in the Russian port city of Vladivostok. The group agreed to slash import duties on “green technology,” take steps to bolster growth and liberalize trade to counter problems heightened by Europe’s debt crisis. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended […]

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APEC Focuses on Food Security

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders representing 21 Asia-Pacific economies, meeting in the eastern Russian port city of Vladivostok, are focussing on food security on the second day of their conference. Discussions Saturday looked at ways to enhance global growth by tearing down barriers to trade. Russian President Vladimir Putin called food security one of the most acute problems today […]

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APEC Leaders Meet in Russia

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders representing 21 Asia-Pacific economies, meeting in the eastern Russian port city of Vladivostok, are discussing how to enhance global growth by tearing down barriers to trade. Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, where bilateral meetings on the sidelines are nearly as important as group events. Putin is using the […]

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APEC Leaders Meet in Russia

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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China has pledged to boost its domestic growth to help counter obstacles hindering a global recovery. Chinese President Hu Jintao made the promise Saturday at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok. Meanwhile, the U.S. and Russia have signed an agreement at the summit to enhance U.S. – Russia scientific cooperation in the Antarctic. […]

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Putin: Russia to Be Trade Bridge Between Continents

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has told business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region that Russia wants to provide a bridge between Asia and Europe to improve regional trade. Mr. Putin spoke Friday in Vladivostok — site of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. He said Russia wants to improve its transport infrastructure to connect the regions. […]

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Clinton Arrives in Russia for APEC Summit

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary has arrived in Russia for a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders, while a Chinese state newspaper is warning Washington not to use the annual economic summit to focus on political differences. Clinton arrived Friday in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok after wrapping up her six-nation tour of Asia that […]

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China: Discusses Economy, not Politics at APEC Summit

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Russia for a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders, a Chinese state newspaper is warning Washington not to use the annual economic summit to focus on political differences. Clinton heads Friday to the APEC summit in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok after wrapping up her six-nation […]

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UN Airs New Concerns After Iran Says Nuclear Program Peaceful

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s supreme leader says his country is not pursuing nuclear weapons but will not give up its national right for peaceful use of nuclear energy. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke to the Non-Aligned Movement’s summit in Tehran Thursday, even as the U.N. nuclear watchdog publicized new concerns about Iran’s controversial nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy […]

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UN Airs New Concerns After Iran Says Nuclear Program Peaceful

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s supreme leader says his country is not pursuing nuclear weapons but will not give up its national right for peaceful use of nuclear energy. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke to the Non-Aligned Movement’s summit in Tehran Thursday, even as the U.N. nuclear watchdog publicized new concerns about Iran’s controversial nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy […]

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