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  • France's Lagarde named IMF chief

    2011-06-29 04:19

    Despite the widespread call from emerging economies for their candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the IMF board announced on Tuesday it will name French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to the position.Special: IMF leadership battle

  • Saudi troops to start leaving Bahrain

    2011-06-28 22:46

    Saudi Arabia will withdraw most of its security forces from neighbouring Bahrain, where they helped quell protests in March, a Bahrain government source said on Tuesday.

  • Russian military test-fires new missile

    2011-06-28 22:12

    Russia's Defense Ministry says the navy has successfully test-fired an advanced ballistic missile from a new-generation nuclear submarine.

  • Prosecutor presses inner circle on Gadhafi arrest

    2011-06-28 21:25

    Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo Tuesday stated that Libya has the primary responsibility to implement the arrest warrants for Muammar Gadhafi.

  • Sony faces jittery shareholders after cyberattack

    2011-06-28 18:49

    Sony Corp. Chief Executive Howard Stringer credited "very loyal" PlayStation Network gamers for flocking back to the service in big numbers, as he sought Tuesday to reassure shareholders following a series of embarrassing hacker attacks.

  • E coli death toll up to at least 48

    2011-06-28 18:48

    Germany has reported one more death in Europe's E coli outbreak, taking the total to at least 48.

  • Iran successfully testfires 14 missiles

    2011-06-28 17:25

    Iran successfully testfired 14 short-range, medium-range and long-range missiles on Tuesday, local English language satellite Press TV reported.

  • Greece faces strike, more cuts planned

    2011-06-28 16:11

    Workers across Greece walked off the job Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed to avoid bankruptcy.

  • Libya rejects international warrant for Gadhafi

    2011-06-28 16:03

    Libya dismissed a move by the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for leader Muammar Gadhafi on Monday, rejecting the authority of the tribunal. International court orders Gadhafi's arrest

  • Russian officer guilty of betraying spy ring in US

    2011-06-28 15:34

    Col. Alexander Poteyev had betrayed his ring of 10 sleeper spies _ including Anna Chapman, the red-haired agent with the lingerie-model looks _ and the FBI was about to nab them. Now he was at risk of being arrested by Russian authorities.

  • Bearded Mickey Mouse causes stir in Egypt

    2011-06-28 15:32

    An Egyptian Christian telecom mogul has angered Islamic hard-liners by posting an online cartoon of Mickey Mouse with a beard and Minnie in a face veil.

  • Russian power station fire injures 12

    2011-06-28 15:24

    At least 12 people were injured on Tuesday at the GRES-1 power station in the Siberian city of Surgut, a spokesman for the local emergency ministry said.

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Scholars from Beijing and Moscow called for emerging economies to make their voice heard more at the G20 summit, as they exchanged views in a telephone conversation.