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  • Israel drills for potential mass missile attacks

    2011-06-23 11:28

    The Israeli government, the military, rescue services, 80 municipalities, and millions of civilians on Wednesday drilled responses to a simultaneous mass missile strikes across the country

  • Russia bans imports from 300 German food companies

    2011-06-23 10:05

    Russian regulators are introducing a ban on meat and milk products from some 300 German companies, citing concern about E. coli.

  • 57 al-Qaida militants escape prison in S.Yemen

    2011-06-23 09:46

    Dozens of al-Qaida militants battled their way out of prison Wednesday in the latest sign that Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened them to challenge authorities in the country's nearly lawless south, security officials said.

  • China: Libyan opposition 'important dialogue partner'

    2011-06-23 08:11

    China regards Libya's opposition National Transitional Council (NTC) as "an important dialogue partner" as it hosted the first visit of the country's opposition leader to Beijing.

  • Former Dior designer on trial for anti-semitic slurs

    2011-06-22 22:59

    Former Dior designer John Galliano, dressed in black, went on trial Wednesday, charged with hurling anti-Semitic slurs in a Paris cafe - allegations that shocked the fashion world and cost him his job at the renowned French high-fashion house.

  • CNES, Snecma sign contract over Ariane 6

    2011-06-22 22:47

    French Space Agency (CNES) and engine maker Snecma signed a contract worth 7.6 million euros ($10.9 million) for work on Europe's next generation rocket-launcher, Ariane 6, at the Paris Air Show Wednesday.

  • Death toll of Russian plane crash reaches 45

    2011-06-22 16:42

    A 10-year-old boy injured in a plane crash in northern Russia has died in a local hospital early Wednesday, the hospital's chief doctor said.

  • Greece's new govt wins confidence vote

    2011-06-22 09:43

    Greece's new government won the confidence vote of the parliament early Wednesday morning in a crucial test on the course to tackle the country's debt crisis which has brought it to the brink of default, alarming Europe and the world.

  • Ban Ki-moon gets 2nd term as UN chief

    2011-06-22 06:42

    The UN General Assembly on Tuesday appointed Ban Ki-moon as the UN secretary-general for a second five-year term starting January 1, 2012.

  • Nokia to launch Windows phone late 2011

    2011-06-21 15:10

    Ailing Finnish cellphone maker Nokia will launch its first smartphone using the Microsoft Windows platform later this year, and will begin to ship the models in volume in 2012, Chief Executive Stephen Elop said on Tuesday.

  • Greek PM faces confidence vote

    2011-06-21 13:34

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a confidence vote on Tuesday, a hurdle he must clear to win backing for a new round of spending cuts, tax hikes and state asset sales needed to secure a 12 billion euro lifeline and avert the euro zone's first sovereign debt default.

  • UK drops plans to cut jail sentences

    2011-06-21 12:50

    Britain is to drop plans that would have allowed criminals to serve only half their sentences if they pleaded guilty at an early stage, media reported on Tuesday.

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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.