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France to Invest $1.4 Billion in Nuclear Power

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says France plans to invest $1.4 billion for the development of nuclear power plants. The announcement comes amid French concerns about the safety of nuclear energy following the disaster at Japan’s power plant in Fukushima in March. Thousands of protesters on Sunday formed a human chain around France’s oldest nuclear power […]

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ICC Set to Rule on Gadhafi Warrant

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court are set to decide whether to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges. The court in The Hague is expected to announce the judges’ decision Monday. ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has asked for arrest warrants for Mr. […]

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Lady Gaga Faces Lawsuit After Japanese Benefit Concert

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. law firm is accusing singer Lady Gaga of scamming her own charity for Japanese earthquake victims just days after the colorful pop star headlined an MTV charity concert near Tokyo. The American lawyers, who advertise on television using the telephone number 1-800-LAWFIRM, take aim in their lawsuit at Lady Gaga’s Internet sale of […]

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European Markets Flat at Midday

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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European stock markets were flat in midday trading Monday. London’s Financial Times 100 index was up five-tenths of a percent , to 5,724. The CAC-40 in Paris gained a tenth of a percent , to 3,789. And the DAX in Frankfurt inched up a tenth of a percent , at 7,130. The S&P futures contract […]

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Syrian Activists Meet in Damascus

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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More than 150 Syrian intellectuals and activists, including some of the country’s most prominent opposition figures, met Monday to discuss how to end months of violent upheaval and initiate a peaceful transition to democratic rule. The gathering Monday in the capital, Damascus, began with a singing of the country’s national anthem and a minute of […]

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Chinese Leader Set to Unveil Trade Deal with Britain

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao continued his European tour Monday, meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron. The two were expected to announce trade deals worth up to $1.6 billion. Mr. Wen visited the central English city of Birmingham Sunday, where he visited the Chinese-owned Longbridge MG car factory. He unveiled the first new MG car […]

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Asian Stock Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped one percent to close at 9,578. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell six-tenths of a percent to end at 22,042. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Taipei, Seoul, Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed higher in Shanghai and Mumbai. […]

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Australia’s Rudd to Visit Burma

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Australia says Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will travel to Burma this week to discuss ways Australia can support positive reforms and development in one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. Rudd’s office said in a media release Friday that the visit will be the first to Burma by an Australian foreign minister since 2002. […]

TEPCO Activates Vital Recycling System at Nuclear Plant

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say they have activated a water decontamination system in a key step toward shutting down reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The Tokyo Electric Power Company and government officials said they began using the decontaminated water to cool the cores of the number one, two and three reactors Monday afternoon. They hope […]

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Russian Court Convicts Former Spy of Treason

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A military court in Moscow has found a former Russian intelligence officer guilty of high treason and desertion for his part in helping U.S. authorities arrest 10 Russian “sleeper” agents in June of last year. The court on Monday convicted Alexander Poteyev on charges of helping expose a ring of Russian spies who had been […]

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