Day: June 9, 2011

French burka ban challenged by Muslim Couple

They claim the ruling breaches their human rights and restricts their free movement across countries in the European Union. The pair, who wish to remain anonymous, now live in the West Midlands with their two children, claiming the new law forced them out of their home country. They are seeking […]

Lagarde says feel “Positive” after China talks

French Finance Minister, Christine Lagarde, said she felt “very positive” after talks with Chinese officials about her candidacy to head the IMF. The favored candidate didn’t get an official endorsement. But she assured the authorities she’s listening to what China, and other big emerging economies are demanding that is, a […]

SCO presidency passed to Kazakhstan

Astana. June 11. Kazakhstan Today – The head of state, Nursultan Nazarbayev, took part in the sessions of the Council of heads of SCO member states in the narrow and extended structures and made a speech today in Tashkent, the agency reports citing the president’s press service. According to the […]

Russia to block UN Syria resolution

By RFI Russia said Thursday it was against a Franco-British resolution on Syria due to be put to the UN Security Council resolution later in the day. And it was joined by China in opposing a US-backed move to get the UN’s nuclear watchdog to condemn Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “The situation […]

Uzbek-German cooperation developing

UzA, Iroda Umarova, 9 June 2011, 21:24 The intergovernmental negotiations on financial and technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Federal Republic of Germany were held in Tashkent on 9 June. The event was attended by the heads of ministries and departments related to foreign economic relations, trade, investment, economy, banking and […]