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Politics › Japan protests to China over undersea gas drilling

Japan on Wednesday accused China of unilaterally exploring gas deposits in the East China Sea, in violation of an agreement to jointly develop disputed areas. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters Japan protested to China after a flare was seen Tuesday at a

The time to honor Iraq vets is now

The Iraq War ended in December, and veterans and other citizens throughout the country have begun clamoring for local parades to celebrate the return of our Iraq veterans — yet

Man ill with meningococcal infection

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a confirmed case of invasive meningococcal infection involving a 55-year-old North District man with a chronic medical condition.The man felt knee …

World beer market 2011 growth picks up to 2.7 percent: report

LONDON (Reuters) – Growth in the world beer market picked up to reach 2.7 percent in 2011 as growth continued to strengthen driven by emerging markets, and is predicted to…

South Africa unloved at its own mining party

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – The industry executives who pile into Cape Town every year for the annual African mining conference love the sun, wine and stunning mountain backdrop the venue provides. But South Africa’s…

Spain's fury at French sporting drug slurs

Is it just harmless fun, or is something seriously wrong developing in sporting relations between Spain and France?

Serbian Central Bank Holds Interest Rate Amid IMF Deadlock, Dinar Weakness

Serbia’s central bank kept its main interest rate on hold for the first time since September amid renewed dinar weakness and reports the government won’t come to terms with the International Monetary Fund on the 2012 budget.

Peru's Humala Looks To Resolve Mining Dispute In Tacna

President Ollanta Humala is expected to meet with authorities from southern Peru’s Tacna region in an attempt to resolve concerns about the mining sector’s use of water.

Egypt: A Dangerous Habit, Spreading of Democracy

[iMaverick] The current furore over Egypt’s highly public effort to put a group of NGO staff members working at the International Republican Institute in Cairo (including the son of a US cabinet member) on trial because they have been working on democracy issues and…

120 ships trapped in Europe's icy waters

Europe remained gripped by frigid temperatures and snow Friday, with the icy weather closing much of the Danube River to shipping and disrupting travel across the region.

US military suicides high even as wars wind down

Senior commanders concede that during recent years, more American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have died of their own hand than through contact with the enemy. read more

Africa as a Frontier Market

Obiageli Ezekwesili discusses the rise of Africa as a frontier market, the prospects for growth in coming years, the emergence of new players in African economies, and the

Escaped Nigeria sect member rearrested for bombing (AP)

AP – The alleged mastermind of a radical Islamist sect’s Christmas Day church bombing fled across Nigeria after escaping police custody and hid for about a month before finally being apprehended Friday, authorities said.

John B Sesay urges Members of Parliament  to sensitize their constituents

John B Sesay urges Members of Parliament to sensitize their constituents

              Only if MPs could go and talk to their Constituents John B. Sesay There are three arms of government, …

War libel against the Government of Sierra Leone: Maada Bio squats to a new low in his diabolic attempt to score political points.

War libel against the Government of Sierra Leone: Maada Bio squats to a new low in his diabolic attempt to score political points.

  Communication’s minister, Alhaji I.B. Kargbo issued a statement this week ferociously condemning the “reprehensible” utterances made by Julius Maada Bio, presidential flag bearer for the opposition, SLPP. “Within hours of those inflammatory and uncorroborated accusations made against the government…

Is Direct Undercutting the Viability of RHIOs?

Is Direct Undercutting the Viability of RHIOs?

Last week, a discussion got started on Google +  by Brian Ahier about whether or not ONC’s aggressive support of Direct is undercutting many a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). What got this whole conversation started was an article in the January …

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Serbia-Kosovo dialogue eases tensions, but challenges remain …

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 8 February 2012 – The resumption of dialogue between S.

Oh, Say Can You ONC?

Providers and patients should be comfortable that their Health IT systems are secure, confidential, play well with other systems and functional. To enable this, the Health Information Technology for… As a leading provider of services in the healthcare industry, Perficient has delivered both strategic consulting and…

Buying Back Shares: An Admission of Defeat

Announcing layoffs along with a stock buyback – let’s think about what that means. AstraZeneca did that just the other day, and they’re far from the only ones in this industry (or others ) spending billions to buy back their own shares while they’re cutting costs elsewhere. We already…

Govt Strapped of Algeria Info

[Foroyaa] Gambia is strapped of first hand information about opponents Algeria whom they slug it with in the Caf Nations Cup 2013.

Zamalek Resume Training Ahead of Yanga Clash

[Daily News] EGYPTIAN giants Zamalek SC resumed training on Monday in preparation for their CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg clash against Mainland champions Yanga.

Turkmenistan Cracks Down on Smokers

Cigarettes vanished from Turkmenistan’s shop shelves last month, only to reappear at highly inflated prices, as the government launched a campaign to cut down on smoking. Programme:  News Briefing Central Asia read more

JPMorgan replaces Asia fixed income sales head: sources

(Reuters) – JP Morgan has replaced Asia ex-Japan fixed income investor sales head Simon Derrick with Sharad Desai and Sudhir Goel as part of a reorganization of its business in the region, according to sources familiar with the matter. Desai will…

Lions adapt to winter at Canada safari park

A white lion slips on ice while playing with a plastic drum like a kitten with a ball of yarn, but the big cat quickly regains its footing. The African carnivore has adapted well to Canada’s cold…

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.

McKinsey: What’s In Store For China in 2012?

Gordon Orr, a director in McKinsey Quarterly ‘s Shanghai office, offers a forecast for growth in China this year: Despite food price inflation and a

China says Syria opposition delegation visited (AP)

AP – China’s Foreign Ministry says that a Syrian opposition delegation visited Beijing and met Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun.

Panic buttons to be given to NYC hotel maids

Hotels in New York City have agreed to approve a hotel union request to give housekeepers personal panic buttons. The move comes after a Sofitel hotel maid accused

White House Fact Sheet on Harnessing Innovation for Global Development

The White House released this fact sheet on ‘harnessing innovation for global development’ (part of President Obama’s Global Development Policy) on February 8, 2012.

Tie U.S. Recovery Program to Economic Indicators

Peter Orszag wants the United States to rely more on automatic stabilizers to stem the shocks from recessions.

SOUTH SUDAN: Kidnapped Chinese workers released in Sudan

A group of Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in Sudan’s South Kordofan state 11 days ago were released Tuesday and flown to the Chinese embassy in Nairobi, a foreign ministry statement said.

Amnesty: imported arms fueling Darfur conflict (AP)

AP – Weapons from China, Russia and Belarus are fueling the nine-year-old conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region, Amnesty International said in a report late Wednesday.

Serbia: 5 Guards Jailed Over Failed Prison Break

Serbia: 5 guards suspected of helping attempted prison break by dangerous inmates

Markets push Portugal towards bond pariah Greece

LONDON/LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s slide towards becoming the next Greece – needing a second bailout to avoid bankruptcy – accelerated on Monday as untrusting underwriters hiked the cost of insuring Lisbon’s bonds to new highs and insisted it be

2 found guilty in al-Qaida-linked plot, 1st terror convictions in Norway

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two men were found guilty Monday of involvement in an al-Qaida plot to attack a Danish newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, the first convictions under Norway’s anti-

Supermodel Supermogul

The strange but true story of how swimsuit icon Kathey Ireland turned America’s most mundane products into a licensing empire–and became the first lady of flyover country.

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