US DEA reach goes beyond narcotics: cables

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WASHINGTON, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - The US Drug Enforcement Administration has grown into a global intelligence organisation whose reach extends far beyond international drug trafficking, according to new US government cables.

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Two games postponed in English Premier League

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Two games postponed in English Premier League

LONDON, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - Freezing temperatures have put paid to two games in the Premier League's traditional Boxing Day programme - Blackpool against Liverpool and Everton against Birmingham.

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FDI inflows lower than target, total $18.6 billion

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FDI inflows lower than target, total $18.6 billion

Almost US$18.6 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows was registered in Vietnam for this year as a whole, equal to 82.2 percent of last year’s performance and lower than an expected US$22 billion – US$25 billion, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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Part of Rach Chiec Bridge opens to traffic

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Part of Rach Chiec Bridge opens to traffic

The Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony on December 25 to inaugurate two sections of the Rach Chiec Bridge and to begin construction on the third phase.

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Fresh attacks on Christians mar Christmas celebrations

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PARIS, Dec 25, 2010 (AFP) - Fresh attacks against Christians marred the Christmas festival Saturday as church leaders condemned religious persecution and called for peace and reconciliation.

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Tea producers honoured at Lam Dong Tea Festival

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Tea producers honoured at Lam Dong Tea Festival

A ceremony to honour tea producers was the highlight of the opening ceremony of the third Lam Dong Tea Festival 2010 in Lam Dong Province on December 25.

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Ferguson says holiday period key for United

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Ferguson says holiday period key for United

AFP files - Sir Alex Ferguson
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 25, 2010 (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United will have taken a significant step towards winning back the Premier League title if they are still top of the table on January 4.

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7.3 quake triggers Pacific tsunami on disaster anniversary

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7.3 quake triggers Pacific tsunami on disaster anniversary

SYDNEY, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the western Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, triggering a small tsunami exactly six years after giant waves killed 220,000 people around the Indian Ocean.

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S.Korea to hold naval firing drills this week

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S.Korea to hold naval firing drills this week

SEOUL, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea will stage naval firing drills at 23 venues from Monday but will exclude areas near the disputed sea border with North Korea, the military said.

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Sweden decides to close Embassy in Hanoi

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Sweden decides to close Embassy in Hanoi

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi will be closed during 2011 as a consequence of a decision taken by Sweden’s legislative assembly to cut funding for the Government offices by 300 million krona, or over US$44 million, the embassy announced Thursday.

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More than 80 dead in Pakistan suicide bombing and raids

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More than 80 dead in Pakistan suicide bombing and raids

KHAR, Pakistan, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - More than 80 people were killed in a suicide bombing on a World Food Programme project and a series of helicopter raids against militant camps in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.

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Wenger wants Gunners to kill off Chelsea

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Wenger wants Gunners to kill off Chelsea

LONDON, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to deliver a hammer blow to Chelsea's title challenge when the champions visit the Emirates Stadium in a crucial London derby on Monday.
AFP files - Arsene Wenger (R)

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Ivory Coast fearful as Gbagbo rejects intervention threat

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Ivory Coast fearful as Gbagbo rejects intervention threat

ABIDJAN (AFP) – Ivory Coast marked a fearful Christmas on Saturday as defiant strongman Laurent Gbagbo rejected a West African threat to oust him by force unless he cedes power to his rival Alassane Ouattara.

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Strong franc tests Swiss nerves and rude economic health

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GENEVA, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - Switzerland's strong currency is a boon for travelling Swiss bargain hunters or those surfing online shops abroad while its healthy economic indicators would be the envy of debt-plagued major economies.

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Britain 'mulls law to fine airports after Heathrow chaos'

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Britain 'mulls law to fine airports after Heathrow chaos'

LONDON, Dec 26, 2010 (AFP) - Britain wants to introduce new laws which could see airports heavily fined for disrupting passengers' travel in the wake of the pre-Christmas snow chaos that hit London Heathrow, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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