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AseanPlus News 20 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt advances with bold media reform

CHINA'S bold media reform might take longer than expected, but insiders vow the plan to have a market-oriented media industry will not be altered.

Nation 17 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

More men tying the knot with foreigners

MORE and more Malaysians are taking foreign wives, bringing the population of foreign wives to more than 48,000 or about 0.2% of the population as of this August.

AseanPlus News 25 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Three political parties sever ties with Arroyo

Three small political parties formally severed ties yesterday with Arroyo's coalition, and signed a pact to support her rival in May's election.

Nation 27 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chinese urged to stop separatists

FORMER MCA president and businessman Tan Sri Lee San Choon has appealed to overseas Chinese descendants to help prevent Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian from realising his separatist dream of declaring Taiwan an independent state.

World 06 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - S. Korea's Roh rolls political dice once again

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, no stranger to the big political gamble, has rolled the dice once again, and the move is threatening to divide an already brittle ruling party ahead of key elections in May, analysts say.

World 01 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Israel softens criticism of Russia on Hamas talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel backed off its harsh criticism of Russia on Tuesday ahead of Moscow's talks with leaders of Hamas following the Islamist militant group's victory in Palestinian elections.

World 06 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. warns OAS about the "pied pipers of populism"

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to counter Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and rising anti-U.S. sentiment across Latin America, warned the region on Monday not to be seduced by populists.

World 20 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Vatican extends diplomatic olive branch to Beijing

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican urged China's communist government on Saturday to engage in constructive dialogue to ease tension and achieve full diplomatic relations and a normal life for the Roman Catholic Church there.

World 02 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.N. envoy outlines Kosovo path to statehood

BELGRADE (Reuters) - United Nations special envoy Martti Ahtisaari on Friday avoided any pronouncement on the future sovereignty of Kosovo, but handed Serbia a plan that sets its breakaway province firmly on a path to independence.

World 02 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.N. envoy presents Kosovo plan to Serbia

BELGRADE (Reuters) - United Nations special envoy Martti Ahtisaari on Friday handed to Serb authorities his plan for the future of Kosovo that will set the breakaway province on a path to independence.