Saturday, April 04, 2009


* Extra Nato troops for Afghan poll Nato has agreed to boost troop numbers to cover the Afghan presidential election in August.

* Netanyahu urged to back 2-state solution As world leaders wrapped up on Friday an economic summit in London aimed at tackling the global financial crisis, a number of them took the opportunity to touch on another contentious issue.

* G-20 to give $1 trillion to IMF, World Bank G-20 leaders pledged an additional $1 trillion to restore credit, growth and jobs in the world economy.

* North Korea: 'Satellite will be launched soon' North Korea has completed preparations for launching what it says is "an experimental communications satellite."

* Obama Bows to Saudi King, Supports Saudi Initiative United -States President Barack Obama was caught on camera by journalists on Wednesday bowing in deference to Saudi King Abdullah.

* Clock ticks for Iran despite Obama's offer of talks US to push for new UN sanctions against Tehran later this year if effort to improve relations fails to stop Islamic republic from pursuing its nuclear program.

* Danish PM to be new head of Nato Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish prime minister, has been chosen to be the next secretary-general of Nato.

* Russia to unveil spaceship plans The Russian space agency is expected to unveil development plans for a next-generation manned spacecraft on Monday.

* US envoy: Darfur on brink of deepening crisis The U.S. envoy to Sudan says Darfur is on the brink of a deepening crisis.

* Turkey: Thousands demonstrate against US, NATO Several thousand leftists staged anti-U.S. and anti-NATO protests in Turkey on Saturday, with shouts of "Yankee Go Home!" the day before President Barack Obama's visit.

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