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Obama to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will meet with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House Wednesday, his first ever meeting with the Myanmar opposition leader, a US official said. The official said the private session would be closed to the press. The Obama administration has taken pains to ensure that the celebration around the Nobel laureate's visit does not detract from the simultaneous trip to the US of Myanmar leader Thein Sein, who has embarked on a reform program. It will be the first time Obama has personally met the Myanmar democracy figure. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...

At least 26 killed in Mexico gas plant fire  REYNOSA: huge blaze erupted at a Mexican gas plant near the US border Tuesday, leaving 26 people dead, 28 injured and seven missing in the worst accident in two years for the state-run Pemex energy firm. Television images showed tall flames and plumes of smoke billowing from the site, located near Reynosa, a city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas that sits across from the Texas town of McAllen. "Regrettably, the number of workers who died in ...
Canada minister says voters split over CNOOC-Nexen deal OTTAWA: Canada's junior finance minister, Ted Menzies, said on Tuesday his constituents in Alberta are split over Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd's $15.1 billion takeover bid for Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc , with some backing and others opposing the deal. The Conservative government, of which Menzies is a member, is deciding whether to approve the CNOOC bid on the basis of whether it is of net benefit to the country. Menzies is a legislator from the ...
US billionaires join charity pledge NEW YORK: Eleven billionaires added their names on Tuesday to the movement led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for rich executives to donate half their fortunes to charity, bringing the total to 92. The newest members of the club include Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, and Charles Bronfman, the Canadian-born former head of Seagram Co. The Giving Pledge, announced in 2010, is was launched by Microsoft mogul Gates and investment guru Buffett ...
US deplores Kabul bombing WASHINGTON: United States on Tuesday deplored a suicide bombing in Kabul which killed 12 people, most of them South Africans, and voiced fears anti-US anger was spreading to target other nations. "We condemn the attack that took place in Kabul. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and the loved ones," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, confirming no US citizens were involved. Security officials said nine foreigners eight from South Africa were among those killed ...
10 killed in Mexico gas plant fire: Pemex MEXICO CITY: At least 10 people died when a fire erupted at a gas processing facility owned by Mexican energy giant Pemex near the US border on Tuesday, the state-run energy company said. "Petroleos Mexicanos regrets to report that at this moment the death of 10 people has been confirmed due to this accident," a company statement said. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
White House promises to follow Libya evidence WASHINGTON: White House promised on Tuesday to follow an FBI probe into an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi wherever it led, despite earlier insisting there was no sign the assault was pre-planned. Top US and Libyan officials had offered divergent assessments of the attack that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans last week, with Libyan officials it was pre-planned by foreign extremists and local sympathizers. But the US ambassador to the United Nations, ...

 



 
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