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Mali bombs rebels, France wants ceasefire, talks

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Malian helicopter gunships bombed rebel positions near the key northern town of Kidal on Friday, a military official said, hours after former colonial power France called for a ceasefire and immediate talks to end a three-week rebel offensive. France, which remains an ally of…

‘International Condom Day’ 2012: AHF & Partners to Distribute over One Million Free Condoms Worldwide

AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the largest global AIDS organization which currently provides medical care and services to more than 125,000 individuals in 26 countries worldwide, will mark International Condom Day —an informal holiday observed on February 13th in conjunction with Valentine’s Day—with free condom distribution events and innovative …

New Book Clearly Bares the Commercialisation of Proteas and Cape Greens

Author Maryke Middelmann gathers all the factual and relevant information relating to this interesting industrySOUTH AFRICA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Within the realm of South Africa lies over 21,000 species of plants. The…

'Announcement' spooks S.Africa rand, bond markets

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The rand tumbled over 2 percent against the dollar on Friday after the central bank signaled there would be an important weekend announcement, sparking panic selling…

S. African comics stir stereotypes

Armed with big grins and risque humor, South African standup comedians Nik Rabinowitz and Tats Nkonzo take to the stage at Cape Town’s Baxter Theater.

NRC approves first new nuclear plant in a generation

ROCKVILLE, Maryland (Reuters) – Regulators on Thursday approved plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in the U.S. in more than 30 years, despite objections of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, who cited safety concerns stemming from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Hungary blues hit business climate in Eastern Europe

VIENNA (Reuters) – The business climate in Hungary plunged in the quarter to January, dragging down the average for the European Union’s developing eastern economies, a Thomson Reuters survey showed on Tuesday…

Canada inks China trade deals, hails investor pact

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Canada on Wednesday signed a series of deals to boost modest levels of bilateral trade and finished negotiations on a foreign investment protection pact after 18 years of talks. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, keen to boost oil exports to China and thereby reduce reliance …

Milwaukee archdiocese bid to duck abuse suits sparks ire

MILWAUKEE, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Milwaukee’s Roman Catholic archdiocese will ask a judge on Thursday to throw out hundreds of sexual abuse claims that have thrust it into bankruptcy, triggering a court…

Maldives president: Successor must quit

The former Maldives president recently forced to resign on Wednesday called for the new leader to step down, a lawmaker said.

Why tensions are rising as Prince William flies into Falklands

The arrival of Prince William on a British military mission to the Falkland Islands puts him at the center of a diplomatic storm with Argentina about who owns the archipelago the two nations went to war over in 1982.

‘No negotiations’ on Falklands, Britain vows

Britain on Wednesday dismissed a complaint from Argentina about the “militarization of the South Atlantic” as tensions rise regarding the Falkland Islands, over which the two countries fought a

Anger in Cairo and beyond

CNN’s Ben Wedeman reports from Cairo on the continuing clashes happening across Egypt following the soccer riots.

Driver of van in Ontario crash that killed 11 ran stop sign, police say

LONDON, Ont. – A van carrying 13 poultry farm workers from South America drove right through a stop sign and into the path of a freightliner truck, police

Germany and Kazakhstan seal raw materials deal

Fifty separate contracts worth about $4-billion

Germany, Kazakhstan seal raw materials deal

Fifty separate contracts worth about $4-billion

McCartney headlines queen's jubilee concert

Beatles legend Paul McCartney will headline a large concert in front of Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, organiser Gary Barlow said Tuesday.

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.

Canada PM Harper in China for trade talks

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday during a four-day visit to China that diversifying his country’s markets was a “key priority”.

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.

Argentina to complain to UN over Falklands

Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner on Tuesday slammed Britain for its “militarization” of their conflict over the Falklands, saying she would lodge a formal complaint with the United Nations.

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 …

China's hardline politics clash with soft power

China’s hardline political stance, as shown by its veto of a UN resolution on Syria at the weekend, is increasingly clashing with the Asian powerhouse’s efforts to improve its image abroad, analysts say.

Syria pounds protest hubs as nearly 70 killed

Syrian forces rained rockets and shells on protest hubs on Monday and killed at least 66 civilians, activists said, as Washington closed its Damascus embassy and Britain recalled its ambassador.

Syria 'very different' from Libya: US Senator Kerry

US Senator John Kerry said Tuesday that the crisis in Syria was “very different” from events that led to NATO-led strikes in Libya and called for a new push to get Russia and China to back UN action.

Snow cuts off hundreds of villages in eastern Europe

SOFIA (Reuters) – Heavy snowfall across eastern Europe cut off hundreds of villages on Tuesday and rescue teams struggled to evacuate people in southern Bulgaria where rain and melting snow had caused a dam wall

BP squares up for oil spill lawsuits

LONDON (Reuters) – BP ratcheted up the rhetoric around multi-billion dollar claims from the Gulf oil spill by warning it would “vigorously” contest lawsuits over one of the world’s worst environmental disasters.

UN Pushes for a Global Tax to Finance its Global Socialist System «

The United Nations has tried the same trick on other issues such as Human Rights, Global Warming , Climate Change, Peace, War and so on. This time, however, the organization created by globalists in 1945 is using a rather …

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 telecom tycoon 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 …

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…

China says Tibet facing "urgent" task to maintain stability

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s mountainous region of Tibet is facing an urgent task to maintain stability and all government workers must be on their highest guard ahead…

Britain marks Charles Dickens bicentenary

Britain on Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, acclaimed as one of the finest writers of the English language and one whose novels have become enduring classics.

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 …

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…

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. …

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…

India Court Ruling to Trigger Telecom Industry Shakeout

Vodafone , for one, is wasting little time in capitalizing on a blockbuster Indian court verdict that’s likely to shake up the world’s second-largest mobile phone market.

Madonna headlines Super Bowl halftime show

complete with throne — but didn’t have complete control of her show.

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…

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