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China doesn't want to "buy up" Europe – paper

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has no intention of “buying up” a debt-ridden Europe and any help Beijing offers will be for purely economic reasons, a top state-run newspaper said on Monday ahead of a China-EU summit. While Chinese leaders have repeatedly expressed confidence in…

The man behind Europe's debt downgrades

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – On January 13, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services cut the credit ratings of nine euro zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their triple-A status and ringing alarm bells in global financial markets about the region’s financial health. …

Asia key as U.S., EU tighten sanctions against Iran

LONDON (Reuters) – Western states hope new oil sanctions will deter Tehran from pursuing its disputed nuclear program but ultimately it will be China, India and other Asian powers that …

Obama proposes $800 million in aid for "Arab Spring"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House announced plans on Monday to help “Arab Spring” countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt. In his annual budget message to Congress, President Barack Obama asked that military aid …

Budget of the United States Government (Proposed), FY 2013

The White House released the proposed FY 2013 U.S. government budget document on February 13, 2012.

Chipolopolo’s juju was love

Apologies for this big slice of cheese, but Chipolopolo conquered Africa with love.

Hard work now a novel idea in SA: iLIVE

I have read every word, listened to radio reports and watched all TV programmes, including President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech, taking note particularly

President Waheed acts quickly and decisively to protect and strengthen Maldives democracy

President Waheed yesterday announced the members of the new Cabinet of the National Unity Government. They took the oath of office in a ceremony presided over by Justice Arif of the Supreme Court. President Waheed said:“A key responsibility of any government …

Nigeria ruling party wins in president’s home state (Reuters)

Reuters – Nigeria’s ruling party candidate has been elected governor of President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, election officials said on Sunday, ending months of political uncertainty over who is in charge of the oil-producing state.

UPDATE 1-UK police arrest five at Murdoch's Sun newspaper

(Adds details, quotes) LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – British police on Saturdayarrested five people at The Sun newspaper, its parent companyNews Corporation said, as part of an investigation intoillegal news …

Iran presses ahead with dollar attack

Last week, the Tehran Times noted that the Iranian oil bourse will start trading oil in currencies other than the dollar from March 20. This long-planned move is part of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s …

Brazil "very likely" to choose French fighter jet: sources

Brazil is “very likely” to choose France’s Rafale fighter jet to refurbish its air force, government sources say, a decision that would award one of the emerging-market world’s most coveted defense …

French retailer Auchan eyeing India JV: report

MUMBAI (Reuters) – French retailer Auchan has held talks with Dubai-based Landmark Group for a possible joint venture in India, the Times of India reported on Monday…

Germany's Carthaginian terms for Greece

The last time Germany needed a bail-out from world creditors, it secured better terms than shattered Greece last week.

SPECIAL REPORT – Passports… for a price

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian LONDON (Reuters) – For decades, the two-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis exported sugarcane to keep its economy afloat. When sugar prices fell, St. Kitts began to sell an …

China paper says country does not want to "buy up" Europe

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has no intention of “buying up” or “controlling” a debt-ridden Europe that it still has confidence in, and any help Beijing may offer will be for purely economic reasons, a top …

Pressure grows on FIA to cancel Bahrain race

FORMULA ONE: Seven members of the UK House of Lords and a leading MP called on Formula One’s governing body today to cancel this year’s Bahrain grand prix.

UPDATE 4-British police arrest 5 at Murdoch's Sun newspaper

* Other Sun employees arrested last month * Arrests raise questions about Sun newspaper’s future * Rupert Murdoch to fly to UK, “totally committed” to Sun (Adds

World Biosimilars Market Potential Examined in New Report Published at

Notwithstanding some predictions of a muted or near nonexistent market for advanced biosimilars, a host of companies are positioning themselves for market entry. The move may refle

New Diio Website Features Streamlined Access To Help, Information

Diio, LLC, a world leader in business intelligence tools and technology for the transportation and travel industries, today announced the launch of the company’s new website www.di

Old World Industries Sells Chemical Business to Indorama Ventures PCL

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –  Old World Industries , LLC announced today an agreement to sell its Chemical Business, including the Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol manufacturing facility …

World Bank's Bangladesh wildlife project

Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) The World Bank Sunday launched a wildlife conservation project here that will also cover three neighbouring countries, including India and Bhutan.

Hungarian government lawmaker sees IMF deal by May: report

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary can realistically start formal talks with the European Union and the IMF about a vital funding deal in early March and an agreement can be reached by the middle of the second quarter, a ruling Fidesz party lawmaker said on Saturday. Hungary, at odds with…

Europe’s Top Luxury Hotels Turn to Travelzoo to Stimulate Demand

Travelzoo Inc. , a global Internet media company announced today that in the last six months more than one hundred luxury hotels, including Europe’s most celebrated, have advertised in its publications.

Petting the panda: Harper's China trip showcases a gentler approach

CHONGQING, China – A beaming Stephen Harper petting a panda may be the signature photo of the prime minister’s four-day trip to China and also the signature symbol.

Press must face tougher penalties

The British Cabinet minister responsible for the media says the press must face tougher penalties for breaches of standards in the wake of the tabloid phone-hacking scandal.

India will work with the new govt: Ganapathi

India will work with the new govt: Ganapathi

Mr. Madhusudan Ganapathi, Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and India’s special envoy visited Maldives from yesterday morning to assess the current political situation In a Press Conference held in the Indian High Commission yesterday afternoon, Mr. Ganapathi said that India has a policy…

Egypt detains Australian journalist, U.S. student (Reuters)

Reuters – Egyptian authorities have detained an Australian journalist and an American student on suspicion they had distributed cash to workers and incited them to take part in a strike demanding an end to army rule, the state news agency said.

Gorakhpur witnesses a voting high

The de facto capital of Poorvanchal followed the trend of high voting percentage in the first phase, registering a 58% turnout on Saturday. In 2007, the district had registered an

US Rep's spouse gives boost to MaineToday Media

The husband of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is providing a multimillion loan and taking an ownership stake in the financially struggling company that owns The Portland Press Herald, officials said Friday.MaineToday …

Thailand beefs up security after warning of attack

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai authorities have beefed up security in parts of the capital and other areas popular with tourists after the United States and Israel …

Support for ACTA wanes as debate heats up

An anti-ACTA protester in Poland wears the Guy Fawkes mask that has become the symbol of the movement against similar regulations they fear could limit internet

Putin made Russian corruption "civilised" – campaign chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has tamed the gangster capitalism which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union to make Russian corruption “normal and civilised,” his presidential election campaign chief said in an interview published on Friday. Russia is ranked as the most corrupt major power and in leaked documents …

Russia's VTB To Compensate Minority Investors By Up To RUB500,000 – Report

State-owned Russian lender VTB (VTBR.RS) will compensate “Mom and Pop” investors that took part in its disastrous 2007 initial public offering by buying back up to 500,000 rubles ($16,800)

Newspaper editor blasts Mountie for roadside stop

A newspaper editor who wrote a scathing article claiming a local Mountie bullied him into a roadside breathalyzer test may be forced to eat his words after the RCMP revealed it has

New Wave contest to leave Jurmala

RIGA – The international pop-music contest and festival ”New Wave” will not take place in the Latvian coastal resort city of Jurmala anymore, because all cooperation possibilities with Jurmala City Council have been exhausted and its organizers will choose some other city as the festival venue; Riga is …

The Last Word: If Harry can't get England out of jail, we may as well throw away the key

Many years ago, before Sven and his harem, Steve and his brolly and Fabio and his captain – before Glenn and his reincarnation and Kevin and his cubicle even – a…

Argentineans angry after Falklands paper calls President Kirchner a 'bitch'

Buenos Aries (Argentina), Feb.10 (ANI): Argentineans have reacted with fury after a Falkland Islands’ newspaper accidentally called their president Cristina Kirchner a ‘bitch’.

Media: Results, Not Terry, Put Paid To Capello

Fabio Capello’s decision to quit England dominated the Italian newspapers and was splashed on all the front pages as well as on the TV.

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