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Taiwan, Japan ink financial supervisory MOU

Taiwan and Japan signed a memorandum on financial supervision and cooperation Thursday, moving a step forward toward a full free trade agreement, the island's Foreign Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement Taiwan's East Asian Relations Commission Chairman Lee Chia-chin and Mitsuo Ohashi, chairman of the Japan Interchange Association, signed the MOU in Tokyo on Thursday.

Mexico, Cuba sign 8 cooperation agreements

Mexico City, Nov 2 (EFE).- The Mexican and Cuban governments signed eight cooperation agreements in different areas including tourism, trade, education and the environment, authorities said. "What we've done today (Friday) I think has been to revive, strengthen, continue. We signed a series of legal instruments that are undoubtedly very important," Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at the close of a keynote address he gave here at the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat, where he answered a question about the bilateral accords.

Britain deports cleric Abu Qatada after legal marathon

By William James and Suleiman Al-Khalidi LONDON/AMMAN (Reuters) - A radical Muslim cleric once called "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" was deported from Britain to Jordan on Sunday, ending years of British government efforts to send him back home to face terrorism charges. A police convoy collected Abu Qatada from London's Belmarsh prison after midnight and drove him through the streets of the capital to a military airport. Soon after arriving in Jordan, he was taken under heavy guard to a nearby military court.

Abu Qatada leaves Britain on flight bound for Jordan

A jet carrying radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada left Britain for Jordan on Sunday, a minister said, ending a nearly decade-long battle by successive governments to deport him. Television pictures showed the Palestinian-born preacher dressed in a white robe and boarding the the privately chartered aircraft at the RAF Northolt airbase in west London before it lifted into the sky at 2:46 am (0146 GMT). British Home Secretary Theresa May confirmed that the 53-year-old, once dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe by a Spanish judge, had left the country.

Britain loses bid to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada

By Mohammed Abbas LONDON (Reuters) - The British government on Wednesday lost the latest round of its legal battle to deport radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, whom it calls a security risk and may have provided spiritual inspiration to 9/11 hijackers. The ruling comes at a bad time for Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May, who in the past week have promised to get tough on immigration and ramp up efforts to deport foreigners in Britain illegally.
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