India, Japan plan trade pact
Push for civilian nuke cooperation:
India’s Prime Minister yesterday launched talks
in Japan where the population giant and the hi-tech nation planned
to confirm a trade pact and push efforts for civilian nuclear
cooperation. Manmohan Singh, who arrived Sunday, and his counterpart
Naoto Kan were also expected to stress the warm ties between Asia’s
biggest democracies at a time of high diplomatic tensions between
Japan and communist-ruled China.
WikiLeaks founder takes security precautions
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Israeli
television Sunday that he was taking security precautions following
the release of nearly 400,000 secret US military documents on the
Iraq war. “No, I’m not running for my life, but we do have to take
extra security precautions,” Assange told Channel Two television in
an interview that took place in London.