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Another week, another feather. In an upward revision of its outlook for Pakistan's credit rating, Moody's has served up a hat trick for the government.
2014/7/17
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The political track of the United States-China strategic and economic dialogue held last week in Beijing was beset by bickering, such as that over China's maritime disputes and charges and countercharges over cyber espionage, with little of substance achieved. Things were different, however, on the economic track, where there was movement on negotiating a high-quality bilateral investment treaty and reduction of government intervention in the value of the Chinese currency.
2014/7/16
With the rise of Internet, the world has seen transnational communication, exchanges and commerce surge. The Internet has become a vital conduit for economic and social transactions.
2014/7/15
Streams of Thai investment in canned sea food, paper and petrochemicals in recent years to France have contributed to the well being of the French people and improved their country's stuttering economy. In Correze, 382 kilometers outside Paris, it was Yothin Dumnernchanvanit's determination that eventually turned a dying French paper company, Alizay Paper Mill, into a lively enterprise, saving hundreds of jobs for the supporters of President Francois Hollande, who was elected in this constituency.
2014/7/15
An alternate history: Bhanu was a great poet but others too have helped enrich Nepal's cultural life
2014/7/15
Jakarta's plan to procure about 3,000 large and medium-sized buses to be deployed along Transjakarta lanes and smaller roads to reach residential areas early this year received a warm welcome as the move would help ease traffic congestion through the improvement of public transportation services.
2014/7/15
Earlier this month, a mother of four, surnamed Su, who has three disabled children requiring constant care, accused the government of ignoring the demands of families that have disabled members.
2014/7/15
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A new caliphate was born on June 29, 90 years after the last one. The Ottoman Empire was overthrown by Kemal Ataturk, who founded the modern Republic of Turkey in 1924. A major development in Arabic jihadist history, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) declared the reestablishment of the caliphate with its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph of the Islamic State. Baghdadi now wishes to be known as Caliph Ibrahim.
2014/7/14
Wednesday's presidential election lived up to the government's billing of all polls as a “fiesta of democracy.” The day went peacefully although not necessarily free from fraud, and the mood across the nation was one of a truly festive nature.
2014/7/14
Summer brings hot weather, especially politically on the Korea Peninsula. North Korea has announced that two detained American tourists, Jeffrey Edward Fowle and Matthew Todd Miller, will be put on trial for provocative acts. Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae has been imprisoned since November 2012.
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