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Business 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Europe worried about ‘brutal’ currency moves

Europe is concerned about 'brutal' currency movements, said European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet, but a meeting of the world's top central bankers here did not discuss the US dollar's rapid slide as a risk to global economic recovery.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Activists want alternatives to world economic order

Anti-globalisation activists yesterday sought to set up alternatives to the current world economic order to benefit the poor at their annual meeting.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rallying against polls fraud

Philippine opposition candidates have joined forces to protest at what they say is misuse of public resources by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as she tries to win a second term in May 10 polls.

Letters 07 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

G90 countries make advances

The poorest and smallest countries recently emerged as a Group of 90 (G90), which operates in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Their representatives held a ministerial meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. It started with an impromptu clash between Guyana and the European Union, and ended with a consensus on the common stand the group should take in the WTO.

Letters 17 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

A fragile state of affairs

B>BANGKOK: /B>All is not well in East Asia. China, South Korea and Japan have been squabbling over the disparities between their various takes on the region's history, particularly where Japan's wartime atrocities are concerned, and the version presented in a batch of Japanese school textbooks recently approved by the government.

World 17 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rice enlists support for Syria, Iran showdowns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mobilized support among major powers for diplomatic showdowns over the next few weeks with Syria and Iran on a trip that ended on Sunday.

World 23 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iraqi troops killed, Rumsfeld eyes U.S. pullback

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Guerrillas stormed an Iraqi army post on Friday, killing 10 soldiers and wounding 20, as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told U.S. combat troops their numbers would fall as Iraqi forces were trained to take over.

World 23 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iraqi troops killed, Rumsfeld eyes U.S. pullback

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Guerrillas stormed an Iraqi army post on Friday, killing 10 soldiers and wounding 20, as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told U.S. combat troops their numbers would fall as Iraqi forces were trained to take over.

World 16 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. Security Council powers meet on Iran atom crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States and European Union hope to enlist Russian and Chinese support for robust diplomatic steps against Iran over its contentious nuclear programme when the U.N. Security Council powers meet on Monday.

World 16 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. Security Council powers meet on Iran atom crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States and European Union hope to enlist Russian and Chinese support for robust diplomatic steps against Iran over its nuclear programme when U.N. Security Council powers meet on Monday.