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Trans-Atlantic Partnership Vital to Global Security

Washington – The trans-Atlantic relationship remains an essential source of stability in an unpredictable world, and Europe is the principal U.S. partner in promoting global and economic security, Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon says. The strategy outlined by President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta January 5 reaffirms the U.S. commitment to European security […]


The debt deal announced today is a victory for bipartisan compromise, for the economy and for the American people. The agreement: . Removes the cloud of uncertainty over our economy at this critical time, by ensuring that no one will be able to use the threat of the nation’s first default now, or in only […]

Northern India’s Farmers Raise Production

By Kathryn McConnell Washington – Farmers in the northern India state of Uttar Pradesh are beginning to harvest more crops from their fields and get more milk from their cows, thanks to a joint U.S.-India project. “I was told how to improve the feed so I can get more milk and how to keep the […]

Thinner Phones Could Enable New Display Technology

As the devices keep getting thinner and thinner, which makes us think about just how thin our smartphones and other devices can really get. A development by engineers at Queen’s University Human Media Lab is any indication, our future phones may be a lot flexible, thinner than existing ones. The engineers have created a “PaperPhone.” […]

India eyes win-win relationship with China

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao says that India looks forward to better understanding China and creating a win-win relationship with the country. Rao made the remarks at a China-India business conference held in New Delhi Monday, two days ahead of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to India. The former Indian ambassador to China said India sees China as […]

France to set up first 2 of 6 nuke reactors in Maharastra

December 7, 2010 New Delhi: France today became the first country to sign agreements to set up nuclear reactors in India, two years after the country’s nuclear isolation prompted by Pokhran tests in 1998 ended. Five path-breaking agreements to establish first two of the six reactors in Jaitapur in Maharashtra at a cost of approx […]

45 million in US struggling to find food

Washington: Reeling under difficult economic times, some 17.4 million US households or 45 million people struggled to find enough food to eat last year due to lack of money, according to latest official statistics. This was quoted by a major newswire agency in India. The number of Americans fighting off hunger stayed level in 2009, […]

Diversification of the NWT economy

Yellowknife, NWT – Thanks to CanNor, the Northwest Territories will continue to promote business, employment and tourism opportunities to potential tourists, residents and investors in French-speaking regions across Canada and Europe. The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), today announced a federal investment of $253,000 to support and expand […]

Funding approved for key part of Waikato Expressway

The approval of funds to build the Ngaruawahia section of the Waikato Expressway is an important step towards completing the Road of National Significance, says Transport Minister Steven Joyce. The NZ Transport Agency Board has confirmed the $169 million required to fund the Ngaruawahia section. Mr Joyce says construction of the 10 kilometre section will […]

Obama, NATO Sign Afghan Power Transfer Plan

By MacKenzie Babb Staff Writer Washington – President Obama has joined NATO allies in a formal agreement to transfer security control of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces to Afghan forces starting in 2011. Speaking to reporters November 20 in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of the 2010 NATO Summit, Obama said the transition of security forces would […]

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