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Europa League: Last 32 Matchday 1

The bulk of the matches were played today after Russia’s Rubin Kazan lost at home on Tuesday against Greek side Olympiakos. Braga had a home defeat the same day and

Cameron Promises More Powers To Scotland In Bid To Stop UK Falling Apart

In a desperate attempt to ensure that Scotland does not leave the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will consider offering Scotland more powers if its people vote against the referendum to secede, The Telegraph reports. “I’m very

Online Wholesale replica watches market » Serbia to Insist on U.N. …

16 (Bloomberg) — Serbia wants a U.N. -mandated investigation into the alleged murder of ethnic- Serb captives by organ traffickers during the Kosovo conflict, Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic said. The Balkan nation has faced resistance

Tropical Cyclone Giovanna hits Madagascar

Powerful Category 4 Cyclone Giovanna slams Madagascar; kills at least one A category four cyclone pummelled Madagascar’s eastern shores on Tuesday, killing at least one person and causing power shutdowns in some

Caterpillar’s MWM Sees Rise in Clean Engines Amid Nuclear Woes

MWM GmbH, the German engine maker bought last year by Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), said more customers are looking for alternative-fuel engines as Germany winds down its nuclear power. Higher energy prices and supply shortages…

Spain Rules Out Green Levy on Gasoline, El Economista Reports

The Spanish government ruled out adding a levy to the price of gasoline to offset the cost of renewable power generation as it seeks ways to balance the books in the electricity system, El Economista said.

'Serbia may look to Russia if EU turns its back'

(BELGRADE ) – Serbia may turn towards Russia if the EU refuses to grant it candidate status, and possibly allow Russian bases on its soil, the country’s deputy prime minister warned.

Russia Open to UN Role to Put End to Syria Violence, Russia’s Lavrov Says

The United Nations can play a role in bringing the Syrian conflict to a halt as long as outside intervention isn’t imposed and opposition fighters also agree to a cease-fire, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Seeking Kremlin return, Putin pledges spending

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin set out plans to increase spending on healthcare, education and social services on Monday, trying to woo protesting middle-class voters before a presidential election he is expected to win. Putin acknowledged …

Malaysia Building Society rises on report

Malaysia Building Society Bhd, a mortgage financing provider, climbed 4 per cent to RM2.32, on course for the highest close since August 1997. The company’s biggest shareholder, Employees Provident Fund, is considering buying out Malaysia Building, the

54 rhinos poached so far this year in South Africa alone

At least 54 rhinos have been poached in South Africa so far this year as demand for its horn continues at an all-time high, according to data released by the South…

Witnesses: Police stood idle in Egypt

Horrified eyewitnesses described how Egyptian police officers stood by as violent clashes between rival fans at a football match in the northeastern city of Port Said left scores dead.

France’s Sarkozy Announces Candidacy for Re-election

Incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his bid for another term in office.  But analysts say Mr. Sarkozy’s chances of being reelected are far from certain. Many analysts had expected that French President Nicolas Sarkozy would…

Horror in Honduras Prison – hundreds dead

Hundreds of prisoners are reported dead after a fire broke out late Tuesday night in a prison in Comayagua, north of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, central America. Of the 853 inmates, 300 are confirmed

Israel and Iran: at war in the shadows

A series of what appear to be tit-for-tat attacks suggests that the Middle East’s antagonists are targeting each other’s scientists and diplomats for assassination

Malaysia Building rises on buyout report

Malaysia Building Society Bhd, a mortgage financing provider, climbed 7.2 per cent to RM2.39, on course for the highest close since August 1997. The company’s biggest shareholder, Employees…

FIFA chief to visit India next month

AFP/Zurich FIFA president Sepp Blatter is to visit India in March as the football federation looks to develop one of the world’s most untapped markets, officials said yesterday.

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Financial services, C&W,Bumi

The UK Government is to step up its battle to protect the financial services industry against what it feels are illegal challenges from the European Central Bank. The

South Africa: Lioness attacks and kills zookeeper

Colleagues heard Ramonetha screaming and rushed to help, but it was too late. read more

Host Europe Virtualizes Gaming Databases in the Cloud with Fusion-io

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –  Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO – News) today announced that Host Europe GmbH, a leading European managed cloud service provider and part of the Host Europe Group, has deployed …

Research and Markets: Software in Europe

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Software in Europe” report to their offering.

EU leader pushes China to open markets, calls for support on Iran and Syria

By Joe McDonald, The Associated Press BEIJING, China – The European Union urged China on Tuesday to open its markets, act more aggressively on forcing Iran to negotiate over its nuclear

Jackie Chan Business Jet Shows Breakthrough for Embraer in China

Embraer SA (EMBR3) is using the star power of Hong Kong-born actor Jackie Chan at the Singapore Airshow as competition intensifies in China’s business-jet market.

China’s heir apparent meets with Obama

Vice President Xi Jinping of China, the man set become the country’s next paramount leader, is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and other officials on Tuesday

Bangkok blasts wound Iranian attacker

An Iranian man was seriously wounded in Bangkok today when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew one of his legs off.

Venezuela opposition picks Chavez challenger

Venezuela opposition picks Chavez challenger

State governor Henrique Capriles (pictured) won Venezuela’s first-ever opposition primary on Sunday and will challenge President Hugo Chavez in October elections. Opposition groups have joined forces, hoping to

US ethylene margins increase 11% on cheaper ethane prices

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US ethylene margins increased by 11% during the previous week as feedstock ethane costs fell to their lowest level since August 2010, the ICIS margins report showed on Monday. US ethylene…

Rats being put to work in Colombia, training to detect explosives

At a Colombian National Police base in the outskirts of Bogota, the nation’s capital, a new recruit is being trained.

Africa’s ‘father of technology’

Known by many as Africa’s “father of technology,” software pioneer Herman Chinery-Hesse has been spawning innovations for two decades, helping to break down tech barriers between the continent and

Democratic Republic of Congo president’s chief adviser killed in plane crash

The chief adviser to the President has been killed and the Finance Minister injured in a plane crash near the eastern town of Bukavu.

Algeria cold spell kills at least 44

A cold weather spell has killed at least 44 people in Algeria over the past week, sparking strong press criticism of what it sees as the government’s poor response to the

Clinton: Poverty helping fuel violence in Nigeria

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton warned Monday that the rampant poverty that plagues oil-rich Nigeria — felt most acutely in its Muslim north — is fueling the religious violence now tearing at the nation.

Hamza Kashgari may be killed over his Tweets. Did Interpol play a role in his capture?

Accused of Islamic blasphemy, Saudi Arabian nabbed in Malaysia Patrick Winn Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi Arabian 23-year-old, has the unpleasant distinction of being the first person facing state execution over Tweets. Is his situation thanks, in …

Malaysia deports Saudi accused of prophet insult

Malaysian authorities on Sunday deported a young Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter, a police official said. The move came despite concerns from

Gunfights in Saudi Oil-Rich Province Show Spread of Iran Political Tension

Armored anti-riot vehicles cluster outside the police station in Awwamiya in Saudi Arabia’s oil- producing eastern region, where unrest is turning violent.

Obama Won’t Buy “Eumerica”

In a clever play on words, Theo Sommer rejects the concept of “Chimerica,” a bipolar order run by the United States and China, as a “chimera” in the

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. …

Gillard Faces Eroding Popularity as Australia Report Revives Rudd Tensions

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. program aired yesterday cited unidentified sources in the Labor Party as saying Gillard’s staff prepared a victory speech two weeks before she ousted Rudd in June 2010. Gillard…

Iraq opens new oil export terminal in Persian Gulf

Iraq inaugurated a new offshore oil export terminal in the Persian Gulf on Sunday in a vital step to ease infrastructure constraints and to bring sorely needed cash for reconstruction after decades of war and international sanctions.

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