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TMCNet:  Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 23

[February 23, 2013]

Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 23

Feb 23, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- PYONGYANG -- Foreigners who lives in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will soon be allowed to get access to mobile Internet starting as of Monday, a joint-venture technician told Xinhua Saturday.



"You will be able to tweet, Skype and surf the Internet from your own cellphones, iPads and other mobile devices as soon as you register at the Korean Communication Center,"said an unnamed technician from the Korean-Egyptian joint venture company Koryolink.

"We will provide both a USB modem and your current own SIM card to get access to Internet, respectively costs 75 euro and 150 euro upon registration, with different levels of charge standard, from 400euro/10G, 250euro/5G, to 150euro/2G for USB and 10 euro for SIM card per month," he said. (DPRK-Internet) - - - - TEHRAN -- Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said here Saturday that the Islamic republic hopes the so-called P5+1 group, comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany, come to the upcoming nuclear talks with "new strategy and valid proposals," the state IRIB TV reported.

Making the remarks in an annual conference of the Iranian Managers of Nuclear Industry, Jalili said Iranians do not accept "less rights or more tasks." Iran is committed to its tasks within the directives of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and insists on all its rights within the framework of the NPT regulations. (Iran-Nuclear Talks) - - - - CAIRO -- Egypt's leading figure of the main opposition group National Salvation Front, and also head of al- Dostour Party, Mohamed El-Baradei, called upon Saturday the citizens to boycott the parliamentary elections slated for late April.

El-Baradei posted on his twitter website that "Boycotting the elections completely is the fastest way to reveal the bogus democracy and to assure our credibility." Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree late Thursday and set the parliamentary elections to be held on April 27 and be conducted on four voting stages. (Egypt-Opposition-Elections)

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