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World 27 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Obama security doctrine stresses diplomacy, economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new national security doctrine that would join diplomatic engagement and economic discipline with military power to bolster America's standing in the world.

Business 26 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil rises above US$69 in Asia Wednesday(update)

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose above $69 a barrel Wednesday in Asia as a drop in U.S. gasoline supplies and rebounding Asian stock markets bolstered confidence that demand for fuel is rising.

Other Sport 26 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

BPSS-Thunderbolt go on rampage to make the semis

KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Penawar Sports School (BPSS)-Thunderbolt hammered Ipoh City Council 9-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the MHF-Milo-NSC Junior Hockey League (MJHL) at the Tun Razak Stadium yesterday.

Other Sport 26 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Johnson’s wonder strike lifts England

LONDON: A spectacular solo strike from Glen Johnson lit up an otherwise workmanlike performance from England as Fabio Capello's side notched up a 3-1 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Mexico at Wembley on Monday.

Other Sport 26 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Maradona’s boys steamroll past hapless Canadians

BUENOS AIRES: Two-time World Cup winners Argentina eased to a 5-0 victory over Canada here on Monday for a morale-boosting win ahead of flying to South Africa on Friday for the World Cup Finals, which run from June 11-July 11.

World 26 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP gets U.S. approval to try to plug oil leak

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc got U.S. government approval to begin a tricky operation to choke off a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the process was under way.

Business 26 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

US Fed boss: Fed must be free from political meddling

TOKYO: The Federal Reserve and other central banks must protect their ability to make key economic decisions free from political interference, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

World 25 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Covert U.S. operations authorized in secret order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. military commander issued a secret order last year that laid the ground for an escalation of covert operations across the Middle East and the Horn Africa, officials said on Monday.

World 24 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

China, Taiwan to add 120 flights a week as trade booms

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China and Taiwan will add 100 direct passenger flights and 20 more cargo flights a week to keep up with two-way trade worth an annual $109 billion and growing since hostilities began to ease in 2008, officials said on Monday.

Other Sport 22 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Armstrong fires back again at Landis

NEW YORK: Floyd Landis ignored pleas from his sponsor to avoid a public fight with Lance Armstrong, according to e-mails the seven-time Tour de France champion released to defend himself against doping accusations made by his former teammate.