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Obama hikes NASA budget, orders reviews space plans
Washington, May 8 (DPA) NASA officials said Thursday that the Obama administration will increase funding for the US space agency by five percent in 2010 and will conduct a review of its programme for manned space flight.

Friday, May 08, 2009 6:23:07 AM

AIG reports $4.4 bn loss
New York, May 8 (DPA) Insurer American International Group Inc (AIG), whose near collapse in September fanned the global financial crisis, said Thursday it lost $4.4 billion in the first quarter.

Friday, May 08, 2009 4:54:33 AM

Three killed in Mexico plane crash
Veracruz (Mexico), May 8 (EFE) Three people were killed and another was seriously injured Thursday when a small plane crashed in eastcentral Mexico, authorities said.

Friday, May 08, 2009 3:52:47 AM

10 US banks fail stress test, need $75 bn
Washington, May 8 (DPA) Government 'stress tests' of the US financial industry found that 10 of the 19 largest banks need a combined $75 billion to weather the continuing recession, US regulators said Thursday.

Friday, May 08, 2009 3:20:59 AM

US stocks fall as government releases stress-tests
New York, May 8 (DPA) US stocks closed lower Thursday, just one hour before the Federal Reserve was due to release the much-awaited results of its 'stress tests' on the country's top banks.

Friday, May 08, 2009 2:37:00 AM

Clinton, Lavrov see progress on disarmament talks
Washington, May 8 (DPA) The US and Russia are making progress towards a new nuclear disarmament treaty, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday as the one-time Cold War foes continue an effort to improve relations that have become strained over the last few years.

Friday, May 08, 2009 2:01:26 AM

US, Mexico, Canada calls for lifting pork bans
Washington, May 8 (DPA) The US, Mexico and Canada Thursday urged trading partners around the world to lift all restrictions on pork products that were adopted because of the swine flu outbreak, and left open the possibility of court action to remove the barriers.

Friday, May 08, 2009 1:25:00 AM

US must press Pakistan to take US help to secure nukes: Senator
Washington, May 7 (IANS) An influential US senator has asked President Barack Obama to press Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to accept more US help in securing his country's nuclear arsenal and raw materials for chemical or biological weapons.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:45:33 PM

IMF expects India's growth to slow markedly in 2009
Washington, May 7 (IANS) With the global economic crisis hitting Asia hard, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects India's growth to slow markedly in 2009 before starting to rebound toward year end.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:45:08 PM

Swine flu cases now 1,893, Canada decodes its genetic make-up
Mexico City/Toronto, May 7 (IANS) The number of laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1), better known as swine flu, rose to 1,893 in 23 countries Thursday as Canada became the first country in the world to decode the genetic make-up of the virus.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 5:35:48 PM

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