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Research and Markets: Asia Metals, Minerals and Steel Directory 2012: Comprehensively Researched and Prepared

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Asia Metals, Minerals and Steel Directory 2012″ direct

IAR Systems Extends Its Geographical Reach in Asia with the Opening of an Office in Korea

Today, IAR Systems opens an office in Seoul, South Korea, to improve service to existing and new customers. The office will extend IAR Systems’ global services on the Korean market

Nokia to axe 4,000 jobs, move assembly to Asia

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Struggling Finnish phone maker Nokia plans to cut 4,000 more jobs at its plants in Finland, Hungary and Mexico as it seeks to cut costs by moving smartphone assembly work to Asia. The cuts of 8 percent of the phone business workforce bring total planned job cuts at …

TM Forum Commits to Solving Service Provider Business Challenges in Asia

TM Forum today reaffirmed its commitment to solving new challenges faced by service providers in Asia by opening the doors to its largest Management World Asia conference to date with a record-breaking number of attendees and service provider leaders participating.

Oil near $99 as US crude demand lags economy – The Associated Press Oil near $99 as US crude demand lags economy The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Oil prices rose slightly higher to above $99 a barrel Thursday in Asia as …

U.S.-Pakistan Relations: The Year Past, The Year Ahead (Audio)

Steve Coll, Robert Grenier, and Daniel Markey look at changes in U.S.-Pakistan relations over the past year and make recommendations for moving forward.

Slovakia's News Pay Wall Gets A Little Higher

The content payment system which signed up many of Slovakia’s leading publishers in 2011 is now adding two more.

"Silent Majority in Russia Does Not Share the Aspirations of Noisy Minority" Claims Political Analyst

BUDAPEST, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Gabor Stier, political columnist of the Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet, has said that despite protests in Moscow there is no doubt that Vladimir Putin will …

Candidacy tests Mexico's culture of machismo

Mexico’s conservative ruling party is gambling that this country known for machismo is ready for a female president and have chosen a devout Roman Catholic and popular former congresswoman who says she sympathizes with the causes of the poor.

Italy's Berlusconi to face yet another trial

MILAN (Reuters) – Silvio Berlusconi is to stand trial next month on charges of revealing confidential information in a case related to a 2005 banking scandal, adding to a string of legal woes, the former prime minister’s lawyer said on Tuesday. Berlusconi, who resigned in November beset by scandals and financial market …

New Maldives leader stresses "no coup" in paradise isles

MALE (Reuters) – The new president of the Maldives stressed on Wednesday that he did not take power in the Indian Ocean resort islands in a coup and…

Tour de France champ Alberto Contador vows to challenge doping verdict (+video)

Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador signaled today his intention to appeal the doping conviction handed down yesterday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after a grueling 18-month legal battle.

Debt crisis and Greek debt talks: as it happened – February 7, 2012

French Finance Minister Francois Baroin claims that Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are all ready to introduce a financial transaction tax

MTN Ignores Ghana’s Complaints

Africa’s largest mobile-phone operator, MTN, will spend more than $1 billion this year to improve its network in Nigeria after the nation’s phone regulator last year demanded better service, but has completely ignored similar complaints and warnings

China says may send envoy to discuss Syria crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is considering sending an envoy to the Middle East to discuss the crisis in Syria, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, as it sought to assuage popular anger at its vetoing of an Arab League…

Bombardier shares rise on report of China deal

(Reuters) – Shares of Bombardier rose more than 3 percent on Tuesday boosted by a newspaper report that it was poised to sign a deal that could give the Canadian planemaker deeper access to China’s fast-growing aviation market. Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper said on Tuesday that …

Times editor apologises for email hacking

The editor of The Times has apologised to a blog-writing detective who was unmasked by a former reporter of the newspaper who allegedly hacked his email.

Iran's parliament summons Ahmadinejad on economic policy

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will appear in parliament next month to be grilled on his handling of the economy, state radio reported on Tuesday, after lawmakers took the …

FBI warns of threat from anti-government extremists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday. These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens,” believe…

Government Executive Continues Surge With Re-Launch of #1 Federal Web Site

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Government Executive Media Group announced today that the next generation of its web site — the #1 federal web site visited by federal managers(1) …

Factbox – Key political risks to watch in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court is set to charge Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani with contempt for his failure to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani is due in court on February 13, but has filed an appeal. If convicted he is likely to face jail, …

Russia may seek controlled exit of Assad in talks

MUNICH/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia may be seeking a “controlled demolition” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s rule to save its sole major foothold in the Arab world against Western rivals when its foreign minister and spy chief hold rare talks in Damascus…

Politics › China protests Japan's plan to name disputed islands

China on Monday protested at Japan’s plan to name several dozen islands near an archipelago at the center of a territorial dispute between the two countries, state media said.

Graft, politics, militant Islam shake Indian Ocean island

MALE, Maldives (Reuters) – Few of the million or so tourists who visit the Maldives each year would catch even a whiff of the troubled politics or growing militant threat roiling the islands of one of the world’s most renowned get-away-from-…

#AssadBashar #GENOCIDE & The International #Responsibility2Protect : Cry for Syria

Newsvine – #AssadBashar #GENOCIDE & The International #Responsibility2Protect : Cry for Syria With No Legitimacy Bashar’s Genocide will Force International Responsibility to Protect Civilians from Atrocities ..emergency response is required. Humanitarian aid desperately needed. Hundreds of

The Yeshiva World Israel Files a Complaint With UN Regarding …

The following is the letter filed with United Nations Secretary-General Bank ki-Moon regarding continued rocket fire into southern Israeli civilian population centers by terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza. H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon …

Activists Fight Green Projects Seeing U.N. Agenda 21 Moving Into …

… to the “favored educators” [propaganda]; Government regulation of resources and energy; Tax energy and tax it higher so conservation can be taxed less [Do you

CIMB Malaysia, China International Eye RBS Units – Report

CIMB Malaysia and China International Capital Corp. are the last two companies looking at buying the Asia-Pacific assets of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS.LN), the Australian Financial Review reports Tuesday, without saying where it got the information.

Sanoma's Financial Statement Release 2011: Year of solid performance and structural changes in volatile markets

Financial Statement Release 7/2/2012  8:30 Fourth quarter – Net sales in the fourth quarter amounted to EUR 725.4 million (2010: EUR 717.3 million). Adjusted for changes in the Group structure, Sanoma`s …

BSE Sensex inches up

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The BSE Sensex shares nudged higher on Tuesday, with index heavyweight Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) advancing strongly, while investors were cautious ahead of the release of the government’s …

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Greece, Gas, Glenstrata

Shoppers reverted to a bunker mentality over the new year, according to gloomy sales figures that quash any hope of consumers pulling the economy clear of a double-dip recession. Till receipts in January …

Grupo Dutriz Selects Digital Technology for Audience Engagement

New digital ad and circulation solutions drive future for Central American publisher.Springville, UT (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 Grupo Dutriz, the multimedia news group in El Salvador, has signed an agreement with Digital Technology International (DTI™) to …

Egypt army urges swift move to presidential election

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s military leadership called for a swift move to a presidential election on Monday and security forces sealed off the Interior Ministry in Cairo from stone-throwing protesters clashing with riot police for a fifth day. …

Egypt presidential race to open mid-March

Candidates for Egypt’s first presidential election since the ouster of veteran leader Hosni Mubarak can start registering from March 10, a month earlier than expected, the head of the elections committee said on Monday.

The great wait of China: How long until freedom?

After “ping-pong diplomacy” opened up China in the 1970s, I was one of a group of American newspaper editors invited to spend some time there.

Aboriginals ask China to raise human rights issues with Harper on PM's visit

Aboriginals from British Columbia have asked China’s president to quiz Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Canada’s human rights record during his visit to the Asian country.

Cricket Australia pulls Hindi ads

Cricket Australia could face heavy fines for using Hindi-script advertisements which potentially breach laws prohibiting the promotion of tobacco. The advertisements, for an Indian company which makes chewing tobacco and mouthwash,

Argentina and Britain's Unfinished War: Hate E-Mail, Harassing Calls and Prince William

When their mobiles ring, the inhabitants of Port Stanley are learning to check caller ID carefully before answering. If it displays a “long number,” meaning it might …

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