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EU seeks FTAs with ASEAN countries

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EU seeks FTAs with ASEAN countries

The European Union (EU) has decided to open negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs) with member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), German news agency DPA said on December 24.

World's top ten events in 2009

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World's top ten events in 2009

The world economy started to recover. Despite not having completely escaped from the recession, the global economy has shown signs of recovery after plunging down for two consecutive years.

Russia launches space ship

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Russia launches space ship

Russia successfully launched spaceship Soyuz TMA-17 from the Baikonur Cosmosdrome in Kazakhstan on December 21, carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS).

Cuban president accuses US of hostility

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Cuban president accuses US of hostility

Cuban President Raul Castro on Dec. 20 accused the US administration of maintaining a hostile policy towards the country. However, he confirmed that Cuba is willing to enter into talks with the US to settle their difficulties in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

RoK sends anti-viral drugs to DPRK

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RoK sends anti-viral drugs to DPRK

The Republic of Korea (RoK) on December 18 transferred 500,000 doses of Tamiflu and Relenza worth 15 million USD to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in order to help stem the spread of A/H1N1 influenza there.

China, Myanmar vow to boost traditional friendship

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China, Myanmar vow to boost traditional friendship

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on Dec. 20 with Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar, pledging to upgrade the two countries' traditional friendship, according to Xinhua news agency.

Malaria still rife in 108 countries, says WHO

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Malaria still rife in 108 countries, says WHO

Although there has been many successful results in the global fight against malaria over the past few decades, the disease is still rampant in 108 countries across the world, stated the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 2009 report on malaria.