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No change in US' plans to extradite Russian businessman
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There was no change in the US' plans to extradite Russian businessman Viktor Bout, suspected of illegal arms trade from Thailand, the US Department of State said.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:10:05 AM

US move to ease dual technology export control
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) In a move that may benefit India, the United States plans to ease restrictions on selling products with military applications to foreign buyers as part of a restructuring of US export rules.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:04:59 AM

I was at death's door, says Castro
Mexico City, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) After a serious illness that took him four years to recover, former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said he felt like he 'rose from the dead into a world of crazies' and that he 'didn't aspire to live any longer'.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:50:32 AM

Cities owe competitive advantage to technology, not size
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Smaller cities can now compete with huge metros like New York and Chicago, thanks to advances in technology. The rise of commercial aviation, high-speed rail, the internet and other technological advances have helped smaller cities give their much bigger counterparts a run for their money.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:10:52 AM

US trying to understand visa fee hike impact on Indian firms
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The United States says it's trying to understand the potential impact of a steep hike in US worker visa fees on Indian companies, but no new step has been taken yet to ease Indian concerns.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:05:36 AM

Ex-envoy Blackwill returns to US think tank
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Former US Ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill, is returning to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a leading US think tank to focus on American foreign policy toward India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:31:14 AM

Last survivor of 1930 FIFA World Cup dies
Buenos Aires, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) Iconic Argentine football player Francisco Varallo, the last surviving participant of the first World Cup, died Monday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 100.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:20:46 AM

Canada `pleased' with reprieve for BlackBerry
Toronto, Aug 31 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Monday refused to comment on concessions it has granted India in getting a 60-day reprieve for ban on its services from Aug 31. But Canadian International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan was 'pleased' with the developments between RIM and the Indian government.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:20:16 AM

US trade group for absolute liability for n-plant operators
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) A leading US trade group wants India to adopt a nuclear liability regime channelling absolute and exclusive liability to nuclear power plant operators and establishing a sole remedy for compensation of claims.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:34:05 AM

Obama to mark Iraq transition with major address
Washington, Aug 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama was to mark the formal end of the US combat role in Iraq with a visit Tuesday to a Texas military base and a major evening televised address.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:09:52 AM

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