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BRIC will rule the world, but not that soon – former WB boss
For 40 years the US was the dominant economic power, but today China and India are emerging and there is a complete change internationally, former World Bank president James Wolfensohn told RT at Davos.

May 02, 2010 22:54

Nations get ready to show their best at Shanghai’s World Expo 2010
If you want to learn more about the achievements in science and culture of nations throughout the world, China's the place to be as Russia prepares its finest to put on show at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

June 02, 2010 18:05

Kazakhstan joins post-Soviet security group’s rapid reaction force
Kazakhstan has ratified an agreement on Thursday on the Collective Rapid Response Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

February 05, 2010 10:09

Prospects bleak for Indian handwritten newspaper
As digital technology continues to envelop print media, one handwritten newspaper in India has managed to scrape by, preserving the art of ancient calligraphy, but the owners don’t know how much longer it can last.

February 06, 2010 11:12

US awakens Chinese dragon over Taiwan arms deal
Beijing has announced it may punish US aviation companies involved in the multibillion-dollar arms deal, while Taipei remains defiant in the face of criticism from the mainland.

April 24, 2010 01:40

Hidden agenda in US–China row over Taiwan
There is a hidden agenda in the US–China conflict over the Taiwanese arms trade, says Philip De Leon of Trade Connections International.

February 07, 2010 05:06

Tsunami victims in India still waiting for compensation
More than five years after the notorious Asian tsunami, with thousands of people displaced in India alone, signs of the destruction may have washed away, but so have some of the government's promises of help.

February 04, 2010 11:22

Grandson to Japanese PM born in Moscow
Perhaps Russia and Japan may get a bit closer after a grandson to the Japanese Prime Minister was born in Moscow on Thursday.

January 29, 2010 23:18

Charges dropped against arms plane crew in Thailand
Thailand’s Prosecutor’s office has dropped charges against the crew members of a plane illegally transporting arms from North Korea to Ukraine. The plane was seized at the end of last year as it was refueling in Bangkok.

February 11, 2010 14:42

Indians suffer from rising food prices
Soaring food prices in India are leaving the most vulnerable at risk. For many, rice and vegetables are the only foods they can afford.

February 04, 2010 11:15

Five former Taliban officials removed from UN blacklist
UN Security Council has removed five former Taliban officials from its sanctions list, imposed for alleged links with al-Qaeda. The decision came ahead of key international conference on Afghanistan to be held in London.

January 27, 2010 21:43

Tanks heading for maintenance cause coup panic in Bangkok
Four tanks appearing on one of Bangkok’s main streets on Monday caused rumors of regime change to sweep Thailand. Eye witnesses thought the heavy equipment meant a new coup d’etat was underway – which was not the case.

January 27, 2010 07:43