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Documents Expose Campaign By Think Tank To Undermine Climate Science

Just received this utterly shocking and yet typical story from the US that details an orchestrated plan to discredit Clean Technologies and dissuade Teachers from mentioning any issues to

Global Cybersecurity Is Possible But Unlikely For Now

It’s a sobering experience to read the Security and Defense Agenda’s (SDA) just-released report, Cybersecurity: The Vexed Question of Global Rules. The report, sponsored by McAfee, culls together interviews with 80 cyber-security experts

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

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.

Hanoi in a hurry

I’m standing at belt 3A at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport wondering how the terminal handles 9.5 million passengers a year when three flights landing within half an hour of each other have caused an impasse.

The newspaper biz used to be so cool

Journalism reached its zenith when Robert Redford made kids want to be the next Bob Woodward

Freed U.S. fighter vows a return to Libya

By JOSEPH CHRYSDALE TORONTO, Feb. 15 (UPI) — A Baltimore man who voluntarily fought with Libyan anti-government rebels a year ago, was jailed in solitary confinement, then freed

From a hobby to big business

The recently concluded India Art Fair has brought into focus the growing number of young women who are tapping the business potential of the Indian art market.

Honduras Prison Fire Kills at Least 270 Inmates After Riot, Officials Say

A prison fire in central Honduras killed at least 270 people and officials said the death toll may climb.

Herald News takes home several NENPA awards

Several Herald News employees were honored during the New England Newspaper & Press Association Annual Better Newspaper Contest held Saturday in Boston.

Long-term bribery allegations raise stakes in Murdoch tabloid scandal

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch’s top-selling British newspaper under fire

F1 insists Bahrain GP will go on, despite unrest

The Bahrain Grand Prix is still on for April, despite opposition protests marking the one-year anniversary of a civil uprising against the minority rule in the Gulf kingdom.

Frustrated Maradona complains of persecution

Argentina legend Diego Maradona on Wednesday said he would love to coach his former club Napoli but an ongoing wrangle with the Italian authorities over

RugbyU: England coach role more PR than rugby: Smith

WELLINGTON, Feb 16, 2012 (AFP) – - Former All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith ruled himself out of the running as England coach Thursday, saying the job sounded more suited to a public relations manager than a rugby mentor.

Acquittal of Gaddafi PM Provokes Ire

[Tunisia Live] The news that the Libyan…

Zimbabwe: Blood diamonds ‘could be used for election violence’

Mining officials loyal to President Robert Mugabe are stashing profits from diamond fields amid fears the money could fund political violence ahead of proposed elections, it was claimed yesterday.

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry For People Who Aren’t Chemists

Nobelist Roald Hoffman has directly taken on a topic that many chemists find painful: why aren’t more chemistry Nobel prizes given, to, well. . .chemists? “. . .the last decade has been especially unkind to “pure” chemists, asa only four of ten Nobel awards could be…

Taiwan animal farmers pan gov't US beef efforts

Taipei (The China Post/ANN) – Animal farmers, ready to stage a street protest in Taipei amid suspicions the government is acquiescing to U.S. demands on the question of ractopamine, said on Tuesday they were disappointed with government

Sponsors shrug off CSA concern

MiWay Insurance and the New Age newspaper have ventured boldly where other companies have feared to tread by sponsoring Cricket SA properties.

Mystery over Saudi tweeter's NZ bid

New Zealand’s government has no idea why a young Saudi journalist on the run from religious authorities in his own country was trying to reach Auckland.

Campus Connection: UW-Madison, Adidas entering mediation to resolve sweatshop allegations

In a move that caught some key players on campus off guard, UW-Madison interim Chancellor David Ward announced Tuesday night he’s not prepared to

Grammy Award-Winning Superstar R. Kelly Headlines 2012 SOUL BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – SOUL BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL hosted by Aruba is proud to announce that multi-platinum selling, chart-topping, Grammy award-winning powerhouse R. Kelly will headline …

US bid to crimp Iranian oil sales to Asia stumbles

(02-14) 23:06 PST TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — American attempts to get major Asian importers of Iranian oil to rein in their purchases are faltering as allies South Korea and Japan give U.S. officials a

US report claims Taliban ready to retake Afghanistan

The US says the Taliban are set to retake control of Afghanistan when Nato withdraws, raising fears of a failure of Western policy after a costly war.

Taleban to retake Afghanistan – report

A secret United States military report says that the Taleban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after Nato-led forces withdraw from the country, Britain’s Times of London reports.

China’s Stocks Drop on Wuhu’s Property Reversal, Slumping Bank Loan Growth

China’s stock-index futures fell, signaling declines for the benchmark index, after new lending grew less than estimated in January and an eastern Chinese city suspended a decision to ease property curbs.

THE BIG READ: Slippery slope to ruin

Lucas Papademos was suitably apocalyptic. If the terms of the second Greek bailout were not approved, the Greek prime minister warned over the weekend, there would be

Thai police investigate Bangkok blasts

An Iranian carrying explosives blew himself up and wounded four other people in two blasts in Bangkok.

Police: 1 killed in blast in central Nigeria city (AP)

AP – A bomb disposal officer was killed trying to defuse a bomb just minutes after another blast in a flashpoint central Nigeria city previously hit by a feared Islamist sect, police said Tuesday.

IOM says Sudanese deal struck over resettlement (AP)

AP – The International Organization for Migration says Sudan and South Sudan have signed a deal allowing half a million South Sudanese to choose where they want to

Herge’s ‘racist’ adventures of Tintin? Not so, court decides

Armed with little more than the faithful support of his dog Snowy, Tintin’s journalistic exploits have seen him tackle ruthless drug smugglers, wild animals and even take a rocket to the moon.

Russia signals possible shift on Syria

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Russia, which has vetoed previous U.N. resolutions condemning violence in Syria, signaled Monday it may shift its stand amid fresh violence.

Rugby. Cal and UBC Open 'World Cup' Saturday

Advance Ticket Sales | Bay Bridge Westbound Closure | Cal Varsity Rugby on Twitter | The “World Cup” series between Cal and UBC, one of the best and most time-honored …

Actor Penn urges Falklands talks

Hollywood actor Sean Penn has weighed into the Falklands dispute amid growing tension between Britain and Argentina.

Greece calls snap elections for April

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Greece will hold general elections in April, the government said on Monday, hours after parliament voted through tough new austerity measures aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy.

U.N.: Libya must investigate deaths

TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb. 11 (UPI) — The U.N. Support Mission for Libya has called on the transitional government to investigate the deaths of seven people, including three children.

Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan War Hit Record High

Last year was the deadliest in the Afghanistan war, with 3,021 killed as insurgents ratcheted-up violence with suicide attacks and roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday.

War of 1812 vital because it kept out U.S. politics – and Snooki: poll

New survey shows Canadian and Americans have vastly different views of the War of 1812

The trees of life

The trees of life

Those of us with “challenging” hair are pathetically susceptible to anything that promises a de-frizzed barnet. Plus, foodies have now discovered argan, the “finest” of vegetable oils, and health obsessives…

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