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2005-12-01 18:43:19

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Around the globe, leaders, activists and victims used World AIDS Day on Thursday to send the message that far stronger action is needed in the battle against the disease that kills millions of people every year. The United Nation's special envoy for AIDS in Africa proposed big business dedicate a portion of profits to the fight, French President Jacques Chirac suggested schools install condom vending machines and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan...

2005-12-01 15:45:48

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Around the globe, leaders, activists and victims used World AIDS Day on Thursday to send the message that far stronger action is needed in the battle against the disease that kills millions of people every year. The United Nation's special envoy for AIDS in Africa proposed big business dedicate a portion of profits to the fight, French President Jacques Chirac suggested schools install condom vending machines and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan...

2005-12-01 15:45:00

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Around the globe, leaders, activists and victims used World AIDS Day on Thursday to send the message that far stronger action is needed in the battle against the disease that kills millions of people every year. The United Nation's special envoy for AIDS in Africa proposed big business dedicate a portion of profits to the fight, French President Jacques Chirac suggested schools install condom vending machines and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...

2005-11-17 02:30:54

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A slow peace process between India and Pakistan, hailed as irreversible only seven months ago, has hit a roadblock and needs bold steps to break through the stalemate, officials and analysts say. Domestic pressures in both countries are, however, unlikely to allow the traditional rivals to do so soon. The setback, coming within months of what was seen as a new high in the nuclear neighbors' roller-coaster ride, signals the fragile nature of the...

2005-11-13 16:22:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and India have set a goal of doubling bilateral trade to over $40 billion within three years, U.S. trade officials said on Sunday. "I believe it's achievable," U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said in a statement from New Delhi, where he and Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath led the first meeting of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum. The United States and India established the bilateral forum for discussing trade issues...

2005-11-12 12:55:29

By Y.P. Rajesh DHAKA (Reuters) - Old rivals India and Pakistan failed to make headway in a slow-moving peace process as talks on Saturday between the two prime ministers stuck to entrenched positions in their long-running dispute over Kashmir. The discussions between India's Manmohan Singh and Pakistan's Shaukat Aziz, held on the sidelines of a South Asian regional summit in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, were not expected to achieve any breakthrough. But the apparent hesitation...

2005-11-12 11:26:03

DHAKA (Reuters) - The prime ministers of India and Pakistan held talks on the sidelines of a South Asia summit on Saturday, but made no progress in resolving long-standing differences on disputed Kashmir and militancy. It was the first meeting between senior leaders of the two countries since the October 8 earthquake which devastated the mountains of northern Pakistan and parts of Indian Kashmir. Both sides said Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz thanked Indian Prime Minister...

2005-11-07 12:21:19

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh resigned his post on Monday, becoming the first political casualty of an independent report into irregularities in the United Nations' oil-for-food program for Iraq. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will take over his duties, a spokesman for the prime minister said. Natwar Singh will remain in the cabinet pending the outcome of inquiries, spokesman Sanjaya Baru said. Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul...

2005-11-07 08:40:55

By Glenn Somerville MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's economy could benefit greatly from permitting U.S. and other foreign firms to take a greater ownership role in its financial sector, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Monday. Speaking to reporters at the end of the first day of a four-day visit that will take him from Mumbai, the financial center of Asia's third-largest economy, to the capital New Delhi, Snow noted that India has been reluctant to lift the limits that it...

2005-11-06 23:45:52

By Glenn Somerville MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow will be aiming to nudge India ahead on reforms, including greater scope for foreign ownership in financial services, as he begins a four-day visit on Monday. Snow's trip, which takes him from Mumbai, the financial center of Asia's third-largest economy, to the capital New Delhi, extends a series of visits to countries the U.S. Treasury sees as having a vital role in shaping the global economy in the future....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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