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China fines parents of HK-born second child: report

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Mainland Chinese who have a second child in Hong Kong will be fined for breaching China’s one-child policy, Chinese media quoted a family planning official as saying, as mainland Chinese women flock to the former British colony to give birth. Hong Kong’s maternity wards are booked…

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 telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris eyes new horizons

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris wants to get back on the acquisition trail, eyeing businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after selling a chunk of assets to Russia’s Vimpelcom. Sawiris said he plans to divest non-core operations left out of the sale to Vimpelcom last…

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.

US diplomats heading to S. Lanka for civil war talks

Three American diplomats will travel to Sri Lanka for talks about alleged killings of civilians by government troops in their campaign to defeat the Tamil Tigers, an official and report said Sunday

News Corp taps Bloomberg executive to lead Dow Jones

(Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp on Thursday named Bloomberg LP executive Lex Fenwick as chief executive officer of its Dow Jones & Co unit which houses its Wall Street Journal newspaper. Fenwick, a 25-year…

Chief army defector promises fight to free Syria

The commander of rebel Syrian soldiers said Sunday there is no choice but to use military force to drive President Bashar Assad’s regime from power as fears mounted that government troops will escalate their deadly crackdown on dissent after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution aimed at …

China says 29 workers remain captive in Sudan

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s embassy in Sudan said all 29 Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in the border state of South Kordofan remained in rebel hands, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday, despite a Sudanese report that 14 of them had been freed. …

A Renowned Journalist's Eye-Witness Revelations From the White House

Ace reporter Lawrence O’Rourke declassifies his thoughts and rewards readers w/ the right stuffWASHINGTON (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Prize-winning White House correspondent and national political columnist Lawrence M. O’Rourke reveals startling new information on major U.S. and world leaders and presents fresh ideas on American politics and the role…

Iran Responses to World Sanctions

Iran seems to be under political, economic and perhaps military threat from all corners of the globe. Economic sanctions from the U.S. and European Union have targeted Iranian oil exports in an effort to promote an internal change

Iran raid likely to drag in U.S. and hurt global economy

MUNICH (Reuters) – An Israeli raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities would deliver a painful shock to the global economy, revive flagging Islamist militancy and possibly drag the United States into a regional war whether it backed its ally’s attack or not. As if that prospect was not alarming enough, any doubts…

Super Bowl XLVI: 7 Potential Headlines for Monday Morning's Newspaper

Either the New York Giants or the New England Patriots will parade around on the field after the Super Bowl with newspapers in hand.  There are …

Turkey, an imperfect example for the region

For adversaries in a long-distance spat, they made an odd couple. Turkey’s leader, a brash visionary who propelled his country to regional prominence, tangled with an American author who dwells on the existential in his work.

China detains Wenzhou exec in city's debt crisis: report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Police in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang have detained a Wenzhou educational company boss for allegedly failing to repay large debts, the official Shanghai Securities News

US to keep special forces in Afghanistan

The United States plans to maintain special forces in Afghanistan after it winds down its combat operations in the country, using them to hunt down insurgent leaders

Currency Experts World First Say Single Global Currency ‘Far from Reality’

With the world of technology advancing at a frightening rate, it’s perhaps surprising that we still have so many different units of money.

Russia's unlikely protest song rocks rally

The most popular protest song in Moscow today comes from burly men in blue berets, unlikely heroes of a peaceful middle-class movement challenging the strongman rule of

OneIMS and Aleyant Systems Come Together for a 2-Part Webinar Series on Marketing for Printing Companies

Chicago-based OneIMS joins Aleyant Systems in offering an informational webinar series for printers using Pressero software.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 04, 2012 On January 12, OneIMS hosted an online webinar entitled “Putting it all together: Marketing integration to entice the tech-savvy consumer” in partnership…

Broadband business helps give UK telecoms firm BT a 41 per cent Q3 profit boost

By The Associated Press LONDON – A strong performance by the broadband business helped British telecommunications company BT PLC report a 41 per cent increase in net profit in the three months

UK service sector grew far more than expected in January, PMI shows

The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index for the month of January has come in at 56 points, versus a reading of 54 for the month before.

Business › Olympus scandal triggers Japan shareholder activism

After British whistleblower Michael Woodford was sacked as CEO of Olympus and revealed the Japanese firm had covered up losses of $1.7 billion, he mounted a campaign to get his job back. His effort though went nowhere, with Japanese financial institutions preferring

Analysis:Nuclear crisis bolsters Japan push for utilities reform

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mayor Nobuto Hosaka had more than saving taxpayers’ money on his mind when he recently invited bids from rivals of giant utility Tokyo Electric Power Co to supply power…

IMF's Lagarde praises Saudi role, no word on aid

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde praised Saudi Arabia’s role in stabilising the global economy during a visit to Riyadh on Saturday, but …

A failed province: Cautionary tale for S.Africa

The giant pipes lying idle along the road were supposed to deliver water from a dam completed six years ago to villages across the region.

Analysis: Middle East turmoil draws Turkey and Iraqi Kurds

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Upheaval in the Middle East and mutual economic interests are drawing together two unlikely partners; rising powerhouse Turkey and an entity whose name Turkish leaders hardly dare mention – Kurdistan, the semi-autonomous region of northern …

Insight – Inside Rupert Murdoch's newspaper clean-up operation

LONDON (Reuters) – The centre of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper clean-up operation is an unimposing set of offices in a corner of the company’s campus in Wapping, east London. It is here that the scarred reputation and the future of Murdoch’s UK newspaper titles may be rescued …

Insight: Inside Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper clean-up operation

LONDON (Reuters) – The centre of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper clean-up operation is an unimposing set of offices in a corner of the company’s campus …

US and Spain discuss cleanup of nuclear radiation

The United States is offering technical assistance to Spain to clean up land contaminated by radiation from undetonated nuclear bombs that accidentally fell on the area in 1966, the US State Department announced Saturday.

Russia, China veto at UN despite outrage over Syrian assault on restive city

BEIRUT – Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ending Syria’s bloodshed, despite international outrage Saturday over a devastating bombardment of the

Some blacks insist: 'I'm not African-American'

The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House. Today, many are resisting this progression by holding on to a name from the past: “black.”

Mexico former ruling party fights drug link report

Mexico’s former ruling party has filed a complaint accusing federal prosecutors of leaking information tying three of the party’s former governors to a drug money-laundering investigation.

Most Japanese towns undecided on nuclear stress tests – survey

TOKYO (Reuters) – Three Japanese towns would be willing to restart their nuclear reactors if they pass government stress tests, two were against the idea but …

Air India enquiry into charges against Patel ruled out

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday ruled out an investigation by Air India into the charges made by a Canadian daily that Praful Patel, former civil aviation minister, and

Greece says faces 24-hour deadline to clinch rescue

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece has just one day left to strike a deal with impatient lenders and reluctant political party leaders on a 130 billion rescue plan …

Portugal's PM wants easier bailout terms for banks, says credit crunch dooming companies

By The Associated Press LISBON, Portugal – Portugal’s prime minister says he wants his bailed-out country’s banks to be given more leeway to meet their capital requirements because

Nigeria secret police: Spokesman for radical Islamist sect Boko Haram arrested

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – The purported spokesman for a radical Islamist sect responsible for hundreds of killings in recent weeks in Nigeria has been arrested, an official with the country’s secret police said Wednesday.

Brazil may break car agreement with Mexico

Brazil may end a decade-old automotive trade pact with Mexico and start charging tariffs on cars imported from that country as it battles a growing trade deficit in the sector, the government and local

Top tech headlines: Facebook IPO and statistics, Windows Phone 8 preview

Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 3 include Facebook filing for its initial public offering, Facebook facts and figures, a preview of Windows Phone 8, Amazon’s fourth quarter report, and a leaked picture of RIM’s

Gay candidate faces tough battle in Finland vote

For his supporters, Pekka Haavisto’s breakthrough into Finland’s presidential runoff defies fears that tolerance is waning in Finland. The gay environmentalist who lives with an Ecuadorean immigrant faces off Sunday against a veteran conservative.

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