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Venezuela oil reserve tops Saudi

Caracas, Jan. 17: Venezuela has overtaken Saudi Arabia as the world leader in oil reserves with certified deposits leaping to 297 billion barrels at the end of 2010, the government of the President, M

TN leaders ask Sonia to break DMK ties

New Delhi, Dec. 19: Leaders from the Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress, who had come to participate in the 83rd plenary session of the party, sought to persuade the party president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, in

50% say no to Obama

Washington, Nov. 23: Nearly half of the voters in the US say President, Mr Barack Obama, does not deserve a second term in 2012, revealed a poll result in the Washington Times on Tuesday.

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Sarkozy urged to testify in Pakistan arms scandal

Paris, Nov. 18: Families of French engineers killed in a 2002 bombing attack in Pakistan pressed on Thursday for the President, Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, to testify over alleged corruption linked to the de

Ex-guerrilla to be Brazil's first female president

A former Marxist guerrilla who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil's long dictatorship was elected as president of Latin America's biggest nation, a country in the midst of an economic and polit

Medvedev visit triggers protest

Tokyo, Nov. 1: Russia’s President visited an island in the Pacific Ocean claimed by both Russia and Japan on Monday, triggering immediate protests from Tokyo, which is already involved in a heated dis

2 bombs found in jets heading to US

Washington, Oct. 30: US law enforcement officials searched for suspicious packages aboard planes on Saturday as the President, Mr Barack Obama, said that two parcels from Yemen apparently contained ex

Obama to celebrate Diwali with Indian kids

Washington: Underscoring India's importance as 'a cornerstone' of broader Asia approach of a US focused on expanding exports, President Barack Obama begins a four-nation trip to Asia next week with hi

France Senate votes for pension reform

PARIS, Oct. 23: The French Senate approved an unpopular pension reform on Friday in a victory for the President, Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, although unions opposed to raising the retirement age have vowed to

Showing charity: Governor

Bengaluru, Oct. 12: The Governor, Mr H.R. Bhardwaj, on Tuesday asked the Chief Minister, Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa, to again prove his majority on October 14, holding that the trust vote held on Monday had

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