India sets dates for April-May general poll
India will vote in a general election between
April 16 and May 13, election officials said on Monday, kicking off
a mammoth process in which 714 million people will be able to cast
their votes in the world’s largest democracy.
ASEAN, more integration to face crisis
The Southeastern Asian countries declared
themselves for more integration to face the global crisis and
pledged for an international financial reform, at the end of its
14th Summit called for economic affairs.
Palestinians hope Gaza conference opens borders
A donors’ conference here should generate
political pressure on Israel to open Gaza’s borders, in addition to
raising billions of dollars for rebuilding the territory after
Israel’s military offensive there, Palestinian officials said
EU leaders hold economic crisis summit
EU leaders struggled on Sunday to overcome
divisions over the economic crisis as protectionism fears and
appeals of help from poorer members prompted a warning of a “new
iron curtain” in Europe.