Iran seeks convergence among regional nations
Iran's Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says Tehran
pursues the policy of strengthening convergence among regional
countries and resolving disputes through negotiations. "The policy
of the Islamic Republic is to strengthen convergence among regional
countries and to resolve differences and disputes through
negotiation and mutual understanding," Larijani said on Sunday. The
Speaker made the remarks at a meeting with Armenia's Foreign
Minister Edward Nalbandian in Tehran.
both threatened by shadows of scandal
French first lady ‘in waiting’?
French presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande
headed into the last round of his battle with Nicolas Sarkozy on
Sunday, with both candidates threatened by the shadow of scandal.
Socialist challenger Hollande is the favourite to win next week's
vote, but his campaign was shaken over the weekend by a new episode
in the saga of his party's ties to disgraced former IMF chief
Global employment situation ‘alarming’ -International Labour
Narrow focus of eurozone countries on austerity
worsens jobs crisis:
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has
warned that the global employment situation is “alarming” and
unlikely to improve soon. The agency said that austerity measures,
especially in advanced economies, were hurting job creation. The ILO
said the situation was likely to get worse amid slowing global
growth and more people entering the workforce.