FUKUSHIMA (Reuters) – On the snowy fringes of Japan’s Fukushima city, now notorious as a byword for nuclear crisis, Zen monk Koyu Abe offers prayers for the souls of thousands left
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ROME (Reuters) – Heavy snow fell across Italy on Saturday, blanketing the capital Rome, cutting off mountain villages and disrupting roads, railways and airports around the country.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese maritime court on Saturday ordered the detention of a South Korean cargo ship over a chemical leak that polluted the Yangtze River, contaminating drinking water
Much of eastern England remains in a state of drought, despite winter rain and snow, the Environment Agency warned yesterday.
The Council on Foreign Relations has launched a new blog, The Candidates and the World, to provide information and nonpartisan analysis on the foreign policy and national security
An MP who first tried to introduce anti-gay legislation carrying the death penalty for some homosexual acts reintroduced the bill yesterday, raising concerns among rights activists who have been fighting it.
Henrique Capriles, the energetic governor of Venezuela ’s Miranda state, is leading the polls for Sunday’s opposition primary election. The winner will face President Chávez in October.
Taipei (The China Post/ANN) – How much does it cost for a person to declare his/her love at the top of the world, in addition to substantial courage? For once
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has tamed the gangster capitalism which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union to make Russian corruption “normal and civilised,” his presidential election campaign chief said in an interview published on Friday. Russia is ranked as the most corrupt major power and in leaked documents …
The new president of the Maldives stressed on Wednesday that he did not take power in the Indian Ocean resort islands in a coup and said that his succession was in line
‘Red’ fears are rising again among Hong Kong ers, potentially heightening the already frayed tensions between them and mainland Chinese.
His writings for a St. John’s newspaper and his blog were aimed to stir debate, he says
Buenos Aries (Argentina), Feb.10 (ANI): Argentineans have reacted with fury after a Falkland Islands’ newspaper accidentally called their president Cristina Kirchner a ‘bitch’.
ASYLUM seeker arrivals have sparked an $866 million blow-out in the Budget, forcing the Gillard Government to push news laws asking for more cash.
Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in London in a show of solidarity with protesters across the Middle East and North Africa.
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 …
HONG KONG (AFP) – A woman has admitted arranging for mainland Chinese women to give birth in Hong Kong, reports said Saturday, the first prosecution of its kind as the southern city cracks down on the practice.
ACCRA, Feb 10 (BERNAMA- NNN-GNA) — The World Bank has called on African leaders scheduled to attend a regional integration summit in Ethiopia to challenge the African Union (AU) to pursue changes to escape the current straightjacket of trade fragmentation.
The Bank of Japan is set to refrain from additional monetary easing next week because of signs of strength in the global economy and the boost from reconstruction work after last March’s earthquake.
European Union officials and lawmakers brokered a deal on rules to force trading of some over-the-counter derivatives through clearinghouses to safeguard financial markets.
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Public sector lender Bank of Baroda (BoB) is planning to expand its network in Africa for its incremental business growth by opening ten new branches in the next four to five
Bloomberg Stronger US economy sparks robust trade flows Globe and Mail While Greece plunged deeper into chaos, the US Commerce Department released data showing US imports surged at the…
(Reuters) – Shares of LinkedIn Corp jumped 17 percent on Friday, after the professional networking services company said the number of premium subscribers doubled during fiscal 2011 and forecast an…
Portugal’s textile industry has been getting itself back on track despite years of competition from cheaper Asian countries. Industry players say innovation has helped turn the tide.
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.
The Pakistan Supreme Court rejected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s appeal against a contempt of court order in a case that may force him from office.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The European Union will ask for India’s help in convincing Iran to abandon its nuclear programme and return to the negotiating table, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday. “I plan to ask …
Josefina Vazquez Mota also must overcome voter dissatisfaction with National Action Party’s handling of drug war
Air Canada tumbled in Toronto trading after fuel and maintenance expenses spurred a larger quarterly loss than analysts estimated and the carrier’s pilots sought a strike vote.
“I don’t accept that spending some rare time at home in November and December contributed to our loss here.
Argentina’s foreign minister has spoken at the United Nations to officially protest Britain’s “militarisation” of the seas around the disputed Falkland Islands.
Going by accounts of airline crew and a few tour operators, it appears that the number of tourists coming to the Maldives has registered a decline in the last few days. A…
Iraq executed 14 convicted criminals on Tuesday, a Justice Ministry official said, bringing the number of executions this year to at least 65 despite objections from the United Nations
Anything over 500ppm that the UN’s Intergovernmental Solar panel on Global warming has stated would be the minimum rise will result in the reef’s destruction. Coral beds will end up simply “rapidly eroding boulders banks”.