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Italy’s PM-designate Matteo Renzi names new cabinet

The Italian centre-left leader, Matteo Renzi, has formally accepted the mandate to lead a new government, and has named his cabinet, reports BBC. _73144260_021244153-1At 39, Mr Renzi will be Italy's youngest prime minister. He is due to be sworn in as PM on Saturday. The Democratic Party leader has spent several days negotiating with factions to formalise his coalition. Mr Renzi ousted his party colleague Enrico Letta, who had led Italy for just 10 months. The PM-designate has an ambitious plan for the count...

Obama meets Dalai Lama

President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday after warnings from Beijing that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would "seriously damage" ties with Washington. od-300
The private meeting lasted about an hour, although the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was not seen by White House photographers as he entered or exited the complex. The White House sidestepped questions about whether it was worried Obama's meeting - his third with the Dalai Lama - would upset its relat...

FGV eyes Pakistan, India, Bangladesh marts

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), the world's third largest oil palm plantation operator, is eyeing a bigger external network and to tap the Pakistan, India and Bangladesh markets this year. fgb Senior Vice-President and Acting Head of Downstream, Zakaria Arshad of the company said these countries offered tremendous business potentials, especially in exporting downstream products which FGV has to offer. "FGV is targeting markets that have few players and at the same time have big consumer spending of which most ...
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