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China to ‘declare war’ on pollution, premier says

Energy Reuters Image Caption: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (reuters tickers) March 5, 2014 – 04:20 BEIJING (Reuters) – China is to “declare war” on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed ...

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Iran’s Guard says it has multiple warhead missiles

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard on Wednesday said it had acquired missiles with multiple warheads, the latest armaments advance to be claimed by the Islamic Republic. At a ceremony Wednesday, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan presented a delivery of four types of ballistic missiles – named Qiam, Qadr H1, Fateh-110 and Persian Gulf. The Qadr H1 and Qiam, he ...

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On death anniversary, Chavez revolution challenged

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hugo Chavez always said his socialist project would last decades, but a year after the Venezuelan president’s death even some of his most fervent supporters are having their doubts. AP Hugo Chavez always said his socialist project would last decades, but a year after the Venezuelan president’s death even some of his most fervent supporters…

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Former IRS official refuses to testify at hearing

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner is once again refusing to answer questions at a congressional hearing on the…

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Amid Regional Worries, China Boosts Defense Spending

China has announced another double-digit increase in defense spending, amid regional worries about its growing military assertiveness. Premier Li Keqiang announced the move along with a wide range of other policy plans Wednesday at an annual meeting of China’s ceremonial National People’s Congress. Premier Li says the defense budget will be raised by 12.2 percent this year to help modernize ...

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China maintains growth target at 7.5%

Beijing – China announced on Wednesday it would maintain its economic growth target for 2014 at about 7.5 percent, as expected, signalling that its policy focus would be slanted in favour of reforms and rebalancing the economy. Premier Li Keqiang, in a report to the National People’s Congress at the start of its annual session, also said the government would ...

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China maintains growth target at 7.5%

Beijing – China announced on Wednesday it would maintain its economic growth target for 2014 at about 7.5 percent, as expected, signalling that its policy focus would be slanted in favour of reforms and rebalancing the economy. Premier Li Keqiang, in a report to the National People’s Congress at the start of its annual session, also said the government would ...

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