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13:36, August 18, 2012

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Germany-Canada Relations 

Merkel meets with Canadian FM in Ottawa 
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Prime Minister's office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on August 16, 2012.  [Read more]

      

★ Merkel offers support for Canada-EU free trade deal

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper received a boost Thursday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for his country's bid to formalize a free trade pact with the European Union (EU) and termed the relationship with Germany as one of "certain friends in an uncertain world." [Read more]

 

Syrian Situations

Be wary of attempt to resolve Syrian crisis outside UN framework  [PD Online Original]

Continued escalation of armed conflicts between the Syrian government and opposition forces has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of refugees fleeing Syria. Kofi Annan is set to formally resign at the end of the month. The political settlement of the Syrian crisis is facing unprecedented challenges. [Read more]

★ Syrian neighbors take different positions as Syria crisis deepens

As the crisis deepens in Syria, its neighbors have displayed different stances on the issue. [Read more]

★ UN to keep presence in Syria as observers mission ends

The mandate of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria was not extended by the UN Security Council's meeting on Thursday, however, the council agreed to establish a new civilian office in Damascus to back the mediating efforts of the United Nations and the Arab League. [Read more]

★ Russia disappointed at UN failure to condemn Damascus bomb attack

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it was disappointed at the UN Security Council's failure to adopt a statement condemning a recent bomb attack in the Syrian capital Damascus. [Read more]

 

U.S. Presidential Election

★ White House says Obama to stick with Biden as VP

The White House on Thursday said President Barack Obama will stick to his Vice President Joe Biden as running mate, after comments by Biden prompted Republican calls for Obama to change his running mate. [Read more]

★ Americans continue to give Obama low marks on economy: poll

Americans continue to give President Barack Obama low marks on his handling of the economy and budget deficit, but good marks on his anti-terrorism and foreign policies, according to a Gallup poll released on Thursday. [Read more]

 

 

 Indians celebrate 65th Independence Day

    

 


 

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