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Austerity cannot drive consumption and recovery

OVER the next two to three months, Europe might be forced to come to terms with the failure of its unification.

MCA chief: Vote for party that can guarantee continued development

KUCHING: The politics of this country is akin to a “see-saw” making it so delicate that the interest of any single race could not be simply ignored, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Clinton heads to Bangladesh after China dissident drama

BEIJING (Reuters) - Leaving behind diplomatic drama over a Chinese dissident, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced a fresh test on Saturday as she moves on to Bangladesh where the disappearance of an opposition leader has fuelled growing tensions.

Clinton heads to Bangladesh after China dissident drama

BEIJING (Reuters) - Leaving behind diplomatic drama over a Chinese dissident, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced a fresh test on Saturday as she moves on to Bangladesh where the disappearance of an opposition leader has fuelled growing tensions.

Iran dismisses Western demand to close nuclear bunker

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday it will never suspend its uranium enrichment programme and sees no reason to close the Fordow underground site, making clear Tehran's red lines in talks with world powers later this month.

Protesters clash with troops in Cairo, dozens hurt

CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw rocks at troops guarding Egypt's Defence Ministry on Friday as thousands marched in Cairo to denounce violence against demonstrators and the exclusion of candidates from the presidential election.

China says blind dissident can apply to study abroad

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington.

China says blind dissident can apply to study abroad

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic crisis that has soured relations between Beijing and Washington.

Iran dismisses Western demand to close nuclear bunker

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday it will never suspend its uranium enrichment programme and sees no reason to close the Fordow underground site, making clear Tehran's red lines in nuclear talks with world powers later this month.

Egyptians rally to demand free presidential vote

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands marched to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to protest against the exclusion of prominent candidates from Egypt's presidential election, convinced that the country's ruling generals are trying to manipulate the outcome.