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Germany denies Merkel threatened to leave euro

Germany denies Merkel threatened to leave euro

BERLIN: Germany on Saturday categorically denied a British newspaper report that Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Berlin might leave the euro during a heated exchange at a summit of European Union leaders at the end of October. Citing non-German government figures at the Brussels meeting, daily The Guardian said Merkel made the comments following a dispute with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, who it said had accused her of making “undemocratic” proposals.
“If this is

Rana Naved denies scuffle with Yousuf

LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has denied having any altercation with domestic team mate Mohammad Yousuf, which allegedly led to the veteran batsman walking out on WAPDA and joining Lahore Shalimar.
Naved said that Yousuf was unhappy with the stance of the WAPDA management ahead of their Quaid-e-Azam tournament match against Rawalpindi.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board had advised Yousuf one month’s rest after he was unable to play in the Test series against

French ex-PM Villepin denies graft link to 2002 bombing

PARIS: France’s former prime minister Dominique de Villepin on Sunday denied any link between arms deals and the deaths of 11 French engineers in a bombing in Pakistan in 2002.
Witnesses have alleged the bombing was revenge for the cancelling of kickbacks paid to officials in the arms deals, in a complex case linked to alleged illegal political funding and implicating President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Villepin said on Sunday: “To my knowledge there is no link” between the

India PM denies ‘inaction’ over $40b telecom scam

NEW DELHI: India’s prime minister on Saturday denied accusations of inaction in a 40-billion-dollar telecoms scandal and promised that anyone found guilty of wrongdoing in the case would be punished.
Manmohan Singh is accused of failing to probe allegations that his telecoms minister sold second-generation (2G) mobile phone licences for a fraction of their value in 2008.
The scandal is seen by Indian commentators as the most serious crisis to be faced by the Congress-led

Opp protests after NA speaker denies permission to table resolution

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi on Thursday belied the myth that the speaker was impartial, as he became a party against the opposition by again stopping it from moving a resolution to reject spiraling prices of the petroleum products as well as other commodities.
As opposition parties protested with bench-thumping and sloganeering against what they called anti-people policies of the government, the deputy speaker ignored their protest and hurriedly

Sindh CM denies allegation on Watan Cards distribution

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Monday denied an opposition member’s allegation that Watan cards were not being distributed properly among flood survivors.
Responding to an adjournment motion on Watan cards by the opposition’s Arif Mustafa Jatoi Qaim said, “The Sindh government has allocated Rs 20 billion for Watan cards only one-fourth of flood survivors have been able to obtain the cards so far and this process will continue for four more months.

Asif dreams of world cup, Butt denies dirt

LAHORE: Tainted by drugs and spot-fixing allegations, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif believes that he would still make to World Cup 2011 team despite withdrawing his appeal against the ICC’s suspension.
The World Cup 2011 is being jointly staged by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh while Pakistan was omitted as a fourth host nation following the attack on the Sri Lanka team last year. The ICC anti-corruption committee suspended Asif, captain Salman Butt and rookie pacer

Sienna denies secret marriage

Hollywood actress Sienna Miller has denied reports that she secretly married actor Jude Law earlier this year. The couple took part in a spiritual ceremony in Laos in April.
Many reports suggested the Baci ritual was a cover for a secret wedding. However, Miller insists she did not marry the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ star and just had their relationship ‘blessed’.
“It wasn’t a marriage ceremony at all. It was a blessing from a monk. The whole thing (about a wedding)

Mayo Hospital Superintendent denies doctor’s negligence

Mayo Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Zahid Pervaiz has claimed that the doctors of Mayo Hospital were not negligent whilst treating a patient, who died on October, 11.
He said that the patient, Shehzad, was being treated by an unqualified doctor before he was brought to the hospital on Friday October 8. The unqualified doctor had prescribed the wrong treatment, which led to the spread of infection in the patient’s body.
The patient was admitted in the

Emirates denies receiving Dubai subsidies

DUBAI: Dubai’s Emirates airlines, the Middle East’s largest carrier, denied on Tuesday receiving government subsidies, hitting back at European claims that it was competing on the back of state aid.
“We have grown without subsidy through the success of our commercially driven business model and see no reason to apologise for what we have achieved,” president Tim Clark said in a statement.
“When so many entities and economies around the world are being shored up by

Pietersen denies saying his career was “on the way down”

England batsman Kevin Pietersen dismissed a newspaper report quoting him as saying he was “on the way down” as a cricketer, saying his words had been taken out of context.
“I was only talking about my age, nothing else,” Pietersen, 30, told Reuters on Friday before playing a game for the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins.
Pietersen, who has not scored a test century since March 2009, had been quoted as saying on the website of Britain’s Daily Mirror (www.mirror.co.uk): “I have probably