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Brown,Commonwealth welcomes lifting of emergency

Pakistan lifting of the State of Emergency can see a return to the freer media climate, restoration of constitution that has been a positive feature of Pakistan in recent years.
Western nations hope lifting emergency will stabilize the nuclear-armed state amid chaos and commotion a level play ground for free and fair elections as expressed by various head of states.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown hailed the lifting of Pakistan's state of emergency as a "significant step" Saturday.

After a telephone call with President Pervez Musharraf, Brown also called for a "level playing field" in next month's parliamentary elections.

"This is another significant step towards the return of full constitutional order," Brown said in a statement. "I also told President Musharraf that the international community supports his wish -- and that of the people of Pakistan -- to hold free and fair elections on 8 January.

"As President Musharraf has said, and …

Cristina Fernandez sworn as President of Argentina

Cristina Fernandez sworn as President of Argentina
Written by runescape110 on Dec-11-07 11:15am
From: nksagar.sulekha.com
BUENOS AIRES,Dec. 10, Cristina Fernandez was sworn in on Monday as president of Argentina for a four-year period in a ceremony in the nation's legislature attended by heads of state and special guests.She is second women president to the state of Argentina.She is intelligent,beautiful and good speaker. "I swear before God, the nation and on the holy scriptures that I will perform my duties as president of the nation," she said in the ceremony that formally makes her president.she received the presidential sash from Nestor Kirchner, the outgoing president who is also her husband. In her first speech as president, Fernandez praised her husband, saying she receives the nation in much better shape than when he took power on May 25, 2003.
http://www.zimbio.com/Cristina+Fernandez+de+Kirchner/articles/5/Cristina+Fernandez+sworn+President+Argentina

Musharraf to Lift emergency

Musharraf to lift emergency and restore the Constitution.
President Musharraf on Friday amended Pakistan's constitution

15.12.2007 09:07:47 Musharraf on Friday amended Pakistan's constitution ahead of lifting emergency rule to consolidate his position and to prevent legal challenges to his action of sacking judges of the superior judiciary.

(live-PR.com) - President Pervez Musharraf on Friday amended Pakistan's constitution ahead of lifting emergency rule to consolidate his position and to prevent legal

challenges to his action of sacking judges of the superior judiciary.

Continuity to the superior courts judges who took oath under the Provisional
Constitution Order (PCO), and removed those who did not take oath under
the PCO. However, they would be entitled to pension and other
retirement benefits.The amendments were made a day before he
intends to lift emergency and restore the Constitution.

The president, in exercise of powers under the PCO, has amended Articles 41, 44, 193, 194,…

People’s deputies must elect Prime Minister Ukraine Dec 18

KIEV, December 14 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's parliament will once again vote on 'orange' coalition leader Yulia Tymoshenko's nomination for prime minister on Tuesday.

Lawmakers changed voting procedures Friday after the flamboyant pro-Western Tymoshenko narrowly failed by a single vote to get backing for her appointment first time on December 11.

Two votes were held, with Tymoshenko both times receiving 225 votes, one short of the 226 required. The coalition blamed technical malfunctions.

"Most MPs met the Party of Regions halfway and decided to consider the premier's candidacy Tuesday," Rada Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.

A total of 274 MPs voted for the decision Friday with 226 required.

Yatsenyuk said pro-Western lawmakers did not trust the electronic voting system and would vote by a show of hands.

On Wednesday, the coalition's opponents, the Party of Regions led by acting Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, blocked a new vote on Tymoshenko, who briefly h…

Kosovo ready to declare unilateral independence

ROME/BRUSSELS, December 14 (RIA Novosti) - Kosovo is ready to declare unilateral independence, but will coordinate its moves with the U.S. and the EU, the leader of the province's Democratic Party said on Friday.

Moscow has called on Belgrade and Pristina to continue negotiations on the status of Kosovo, and hopes that a compromise is still possible, Russia's UN envoy said on Friday.

Swedish Premier Fredrik Reinfeldt said they should wait until Jan. 20 presidential elections in Serbia before recognizing Kosovo’s independence.
"The most important thing is to stand together and probably also wait for the Serbian presidential elections," Reinfeldt said at a meeting of Christian Democrat leaders.

Former rebel leader Hashim Thaci, who has vowed to declare independence in Kosovo, won parliamentary elections in the predominantly Albanian province on November 17, which was boycotted by the ethnic Serb population (around 6%).

"Yes, we will proclaim the province's independ…

Russia begins construction of fifth-generation fighter

Russia begins construction of fifth-generation fighter
MOSCOW, December 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's defense industry has started the construction of a prototype of a fifth-generation combat aircraft, the Air Force commander said Wednesday.

A Russian-Indian advanced multirole fighter is being developed by Sukhoi, which is part of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, under an intergovernmental agreement signed in October.

"At present, we have prepared detailed work design documentation for the fifth-generation aircraft," Colonel General Alexander Zelin said. "The documentation has been passed to the manufacturer and it has begun the construction of the prototype."

The new fighter aircraft, which will feature high maneuverability and stealth to ensure air superiority and precision in destroying ground and sea targets, will be built at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft-manufacturing plant in Russia's Far East.

U.N.-led talks have become dominated by disputes at Bali

"It is time to make peace with the planet," said Al Gore in Oslo. "We must mobilise our civilisation with the urgency and resolve that has previously been seen only when nations mobilised for war."

Mr Gore added: "It should be absolutely clear that it is the two largest CO2 emitters China and the US and, most of all, my own country that will need to make the boldest moves. Both countries should stop using the other's behaviour as an excuse for stalemate and instead develop an agenda for mutual survival."

These remarks came as 190 countries met in Bali, Indonesia, to work on new international treaty on carbon emissions to replace Kyoto by 2012.Mr Gore Vice president to Bill Clinton with Rajendra Pachauri,shared Noble prize, head of the UN's panel on climate change.

Delegates U.N. on climate talks resisted U.S. pressure to delete tough 2020 guidelines for cutting greenhouse gases. European Commission saying they were a "crucial" element in a …