Obama brought 'sweetened words', little else: Fidel Castro

Havana, March 29  Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro broke his silence on US President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Cuba, saying he brought “sweetened words”, but little of substance, the media reported on Tuesday.

In a kind of open letter to Obama, published on Monday in state-run daily…

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UN assembly predident 'appalled, dismayed' by Lahore attack

United Nations, March 28  UN General Assembly president Mogens Lykketoft said that he was “appalled and dismayed by the horrific murder of so many children, men and women in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday.”

“The targeting of so many innocent people, including many families, at Gulshan-e-Iqbal park shows an…

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China's pension fund to flow into stock market

Beijing, March 28  China’s pension fund may begin investing in the nation’s share markets, a move that will channel approximately 600 billion yuan ($92 billion) into the equity market and likely improve its liquidity, the media reported on Monday.

The target date comes after China’s State Council…

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Pakistani PM to attend nuclear security summit in US

Islamabad, March 28  Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the fourth nuclear security summit in Washington on Thursday.

On his way to the US, Sharif will leave for London on Monday with a brief stopover of couple of days, The Nation reported.

During his two-day stay in London…

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China vows to take ties with Bangladesh to new level

Beijing, Mar 26  China stands ready to work with Bangladesh to strengthen the synergy of bilateral development strategies through the Silk Road initiative and take their partnership to a new level, the top leadership here said today.

In his message to his Bangladeshi counterpart Abdul Hamid on the occasion of…

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