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Obama for boosting strategic partnership with India
Washington, April 30 (IANS) President Barack Obama 's pick for a key Pentagon policy post has indicated that he favours bolstering the relationship the previous Bush administration fashioned with India, 'a critical strategic partner of the United States.'

Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:15:21 AM

Swine flu epidemic hits Mexican economy
Mexico City, April 30 (DPA) The ongoing swine flu epidemic is hitting Mexico City's economy hard and is starting to hurt business in other parts of Mexico, according to official and business association data.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:07:19 AM

WHO raises swine flu alert to phase 5 - pandemic imminent
Geneva, April 30 (DPA) World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan has raised the pandemic alert for swine flu by one level to phase 5 in Geneva.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:06:36 AM

Boeing announces Dreamliner test flights
San Francisco, April 30 (DPA) Test flights for the much-delayed Boeing Dreamliner are due to start in June and the first customers are on schedule to receive the plane in the first quarter of 2010, the US aviation company said Wednesday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:18:46 AM

US stocks gain as surprising earnings overshadow GDP report
New York, April 30 (DPA) US stocks posted strong gains Wednesday as most companies that reported profits for the first quarter beat estimates on the day, drowning out reports of a sharp contraction in the US economy over the first three months.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:26:56 AM

WHO raises pandemic alert to phase 5
Geneva, April 30 (DPA) World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan raised the pandemic influenza alert one level to phase 5 Wednesday night in Geneva in light of developments in the swine flu outbreak.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:13:43 AM

US Federal Reserve sees some signs of economic recovery
Washington, April 30 (DPA) The US economy appears to be contracting at a slower rate than in previous weeks in a sign that it is beginning to stabilise, the US Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:05:32 AM

At least six big US banks need capital: Report
New York, April 29 (DPA) At least six of the 19 largest US banks need more capital to remain healthy through the recession, according to leaked information from the two-month stress test carried out by the nation's bank regulators, media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:40:13 PM

Security Council urged to join fight against swine flu
New York, April 29 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to join the international community in efforts to deal with the swine flu, which has spread to four continents.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:17:43 PM

Obama marks 100 days by touting steps on economy
Washington, April 29 (DPA) US President Barack Obama marked 100 days in office by citing the progress his administration has made in tackling the nation's economic problems but cautioned that more needed to be done.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:06:44 PM

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