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Economic situation is 'very grim': Chinese president
Lima, Nov 22 (DPA) Chinese President Hu Jintao, addressing business leaders Friday in Lima ahead of the annual APEC Leaders' Meeting, said that the current economic crisis presents the world with a major challenge.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:54:28 AM

Wall Street surges after two-day fall
New York, Nov 21 (Xinhua) Wall Street rallied Friday after reports that US president-elect Barack Obama plans to name New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 6:34:26 AM

General Motors scales back production
New York, Nov 22 (DPA) Suffering US automaker General Motors Corp will again cut its production, the firm said Friday.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 5:56:19 AM

Obama's economic, foreign policy teams taking shape
Washington, Nov 22 (DPA) US President-elect Barack Obama has already settled on much of his economic and foreign policy team, including Hillary Clinton for secretary of state and New York Federal Reserve Chairman Timothy Geithner to head the Treasury, US media reported Friday.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 3:34:16 AM

Clinton to accept job of US secretary of state
Washington, Nov 22 (DPA) Hillary Clinton has decided to accept the job of secretary of state in US president-elect Barack Obama's administration, the New York Times reported Friday on its website.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 3:31:04 AM

US sends ambassador to Libya in 36 years
Washington, Nov 22 (DPA) The US Senate has approved sending the first US ambassador to Libya in 36 years, the final step in warming relations between the one-time enemies.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:50:58 AM

Lohan, Ronson undergo counselling to save relationship
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Hollywood actress-singer Lindsay Lohan and her DJ girlfriend Samantha Ronson are undergoing counselling in a bid to save their troubled relationship.

Friday, November 21, 2008 11:22:33 PM

US asks china not to help Pakistan build new nuclear plants
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US has asked China not to go ahead with plans to construct two more nuclear reactors in Pakistan without a 'consensus' approval from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a 'difficult' task to achieve in view of Islamabad's proliferation record.

Friday, November 21, 2008 9:24:27 PM

Germany vows support to UN fight against piracy
New York, Nov 21 (DPA) German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung has promised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assistance in the fight against piracy off Somalia.

Friday, November 21, 2008 2:54:59 PM

Obama daughters' tennis instructor becomes a celebrity
Chicago, Nov 21 (EFE) Uruguay's Valentina de Yeregui, the tennis instructor of US president-elect Barack Obama's daughters, has had her own share of fame as world media showered its attention on Malia and Sasha.

Friday, November 21, 2008 2:42:55 PM

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