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Tourist hotspot in Kashmir under threat of pollution
Dal Lake in Indian-administered Kashmir is a magnet for tourists. Famous for its natural beauty and the houseboat hotels which dot the shoreline, the popular holiday destination is now under threat of pollution.

November 16, 2009 10:51

“The development of trade will end protectionism”
Yury Shcherbanin, an analyst from the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow, thinks that the worst of the crisis is behind, so the growth of production and trade will normalize the global market situation.

November 14, 2009 19:21

"Protectionism will remain until the end of the crisis"
Victor Sumsky, a political analyst from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, believes that the continuous practice of protectionism may probably be a necessary measure for the crisis period.

November 14, 2009 17:53

Free trade call to Asia from Russia
Dmitry Medvedev has called for the lifting of trade restrictions at the APEC summit in Singapore. The Russian president also said the financial crisis has taught countries to work together against common threats.

November 14, 2009 16:21

Russia is set to build strong financial center – Medvedev
Russia will intensify efforts aimed at becoming a global financial center, President Dmitry Medvedev said at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Singapore.

November 14, 2009 07:41

Shifting focus: Asia elbows US out of Latin American markets
South Korea and China are setting up shop in the United States’ backyard, as Latin America is searching for countries eager for its resources among Asian economies hungry for raw materials.

November 16, 2009 13:44

Will Asia prove resilient to Obamania?
As US President Barack Obama kicks off his week-long tour of Asian capitals, he does so with American power severely challenged, and Russia watching closely.

November 17, 2009 20:22

China’s lessons to APEC leaders on how to cope with the crisis
The leaders of the 21 APEC nations, gathering in Singapore, have heard Chinese leader Hu Jintao advance further trade liberalization, financial reform and closer regional integration as key drivers of economic growth.

November 14, 2009 22:18

US to seize properties allegedly controlled by Iran
US prosecutors have started legal proceedings to seize four mosques across America and a skyscraper in New York owned by a Muslim non-profit organization that is believed to have links with the Iranian government.

November 14, 2009 12:28

ROAR: “US lacks clear approach to Asia”
The White House is trying to shift “the center of international politics to the Asia-Pacific region,” analysts say.

November 12, 2009 20:39

Japan brings up territorial spat, denies visas to Russian businessmen
Russian businessmen due to represent the Sakhalin region in Tokyo next week have been denied visas for Japan. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called the move unacceptable.

May 04, 2010 17:30

Russian captain of Thai vessel wounded by pirates - reports
The Russian captain of a fishing vessel, Thai Union 3, hijacked by Somali pirates on 29th October this year, has been taken to hospital with bullet-wound, according to news agencies Reuters and Itar-Tass.

November 08, 2009 13:44

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