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No US government takeover of economy: Geithner

No US government takeover of economy: Geithner

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday refuted charges President Barack Obama planned to use the financial bailout of troubled US firms to increase the government’s stake in the US economy. “President Obama adopted a strategy designed to get […]


Israel to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets in deal with US

Israel to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets in deal with US

WASHINGTON: Israel has signed a contract with the United States to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets, officials said after Washington offered “incentives” for the Jewish state to help sputtering peace talks. The sale of the US-made Joint Strike Fighter will […]


IMF meets amid threat of currency war

IMF meets amid threat of currency war

WASHINGTON: The specter of a damaging global currency war is set to dominate a meeting of economic powers in Washington Friday, amid bleak hopes for a deal between China, the United States and other powers. Finance ministers and central bankers […]


Russia successfully test fires long-range missile: ministry

Russia successfully test fires long-range missile: ministry

Moscow: Russia on Thursday successfully tested its new nuclear-capable Bulava intercontinental missile, the defence ministry said, its first successful firing for months after a series of embarrassing failures. The missile was fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White […]


Pakistan Taliban attacks destroy more than 40 NATO vehicles

Pakistan Taliban attacks destroy more than 40 NATO vehicles

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: More than 40 NATO vehicles were destroyed in two separate Taliban attacks in Pakistan Wednesday as the militants stepped up their efforts to disrupt supply routes into Afghanistan. In the latest attack at least 26 NATO oil tankers […]


India to buy 250-300 fighter jets from Russia: minister

India to buy 250-300 fighter jets from Russia: minister

New Delhi: India has agreed to buy up to 300 advanced stealth fighter jets from Russia, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Thursday, announcing a deal that could be worth up to 30 billion dollars. Antony told a press conference with […]


Russia to refund Iran over missile deal: arms export chief

Russia to refund Iran over missile deal: arms export chief

Nicosia: Russia is reimbursing Iran for its downpayments on a deal for advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles, which Moscow halted in the face of tough new UN sanctions, Russian Technologies chief Sergei Chemezov told reporters on Thursday. “We are now preparing […]


Taiwan faces rising China threat despite warmer ties: Report

Taiwan faces rising China threat despite warmer ties: Report

Taipei: Taiwan’s vice defence minister warned that China represented an increasing threat to the island’s security despite improving ties between the former bitter rivals, Taipei-based media reported Tuesday. Andrew Yang, currently visiting the United States, was quoted as saying that […]


Pakistan steps up nuclear construction: images

Pakistan steps up nuclear construction: images

Washington: Pakistan appears to have stepped up construction of a new atomic reactor that could help the country produce easier-to-deliver nuclear weapons, a US research institute said Tuesday. Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is a highly sensitive topic for the United States […]


 
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