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New Zealanders to vote on flag change WELLINGTON: New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag, with Prime Minister John Key hoping to drop the current design featuring Britain's Union Jack in favour of a silver fern.Key announced a schedule Wednesday for New Zealanders to vote on the contentious issue, saying it was time for the former British colony to adopt a flag that was more recognisably Kiwi after more than a century with the existing banner."Our flag is the most important symbol of our national identity and I believe that this is the right time for New Zealanders to consider changing the design to one that better reflects our status as a modern, independent nation," he said in a statement.Key has previously said he would like to see a new flag featuring a silver fern on a black background, similar to the banner already used by many New Zealand teams ...

Indonesian president orders new cabinet to get to work JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo held his first cabinet meeting on Monday and gave his top four ministers until the end of the week to identify policy changes that would remove growth bottlenecks."From the first day, we start working," Widodo said in introductory remarks to the cabinet that were televised live. "There is no need to wait for anything anymore."Widodo, who was elected president in July, was inaugurated last week. He inducted 34 people into ...
Iran establishing Ebola Control Center ISLAMABAD: Senior Iranian health officials announced that they are working to equip a special hospital to fight any possible Ebola outbreak, adding that they are pleased to see no case of Coronavirus infection among the country's Hajj pilgrims who have returned from Saudi Arabia.Head of the Health Ministry's Center for Management of Contagious Diseases Mohammad Mehdi Gouya told reporters that although no Ebola case has been diagnosed in Iran, the ministry should develop a plan ...
Japan, China officials hold informal talks on preventing conflict TOKYO: Chinese defence officials are meeting a Japanese delegation in Beijing this week for informal talks on preventing simmering territorial disputes from erupting into armed conflict, the talks' host said Monday.The former members of Japan's Air and Marine Self-Defense Forces will meet with the current Chinese defence officials on Wednesday, as Tokyo calls for a first official meeting between Japanese premier Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.Japan's Sasakawa Peace Foundation, which has been involved ...
Japan delegation heads to North Korea over kidnapping probe TOKYO: A Japanese delegation is to arrive in North Korea on Monday for talks centred on Pyongyang's investigation into the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese citizens, which has marred relations for years.The four-day visit -- the first official Japanese delegation to the North in a decade -- comes after Tokyo eased sanctions against the secretive state in July when it pledged to revisit the abductions in the 1970s and 1980s by North Korean agents.Junichi Ihara, ...
China tycoon reveals foray into space: report BEIJING: A mysterious Chinese tycoon who plans to dig a $40 billion canal linking the Caribbean and the Pacific is spreading his reach into space with ambitions for a network of satellites, reports said Monday.Wang Jing, who won a 50-year concession to build and operate the canal from Nicaragua last year, announced that one of his companies launched a test orbiter last month.The move made Xinwei Telecom Enterprise Group first private firm to invest in ...
Pan-Pacific trade pact taking shape: Australia SYDNEY: Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Monday the shape of an ambitious pan-Pacific trade agreement was "crystallising", with the 12 nations involved making further progress on market access negotiations.Robb said at the end of the three-day talks in Sydney that trade ministers had laid the groundwork for the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy."Over the course of our weekend meeting, we have spent a ...

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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