SKorea, ASEAN complete sweeping free trade agreement
South Korea and Southeast Asia on Tuesday
completed a sweeping free trade agreement which they hope will
nearly double two-way trade to 150 billion dollars by 2015.
‘Dalit’ to become India’s first woman Speaker
India’s newly elected Parliament began its
inaugural session Monday with lawmakers set to elect the country’s
first ever woman speaker, who is also an Dalit. Veteran and
first-time MPs, including 78 ministers of Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh’s cabinet, were sworn in by an interim speaker at the start of
the brief session that ends on June 9.
Zimbabwe needs US$ 718 million in food aid: UN
Zimbabwe needs 718 million dollars in aid to
stave off hunger for six million people amid a “staggering”
humanitarian crisis worsened by a nationwide cholera epidemic, the
United Nations said on Monday.