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Kirchhoff celebrates 30 years of manufacturing in Letterkenny

Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes and Siptu President Jack O’Connor were among the guests at a function this morning to mark the 30th anniversary of the Kirchhoff Automotive Plant in Letterkenny. The gathering was told that at a time when manufacturing in the North West has traditionally....

Gaddafi family welcome under ‘holy rule of hospitality’

Algeria's UN envoy has defended his country's decision to grant refuge to the wife and three children of Colonel Gaddafi. Mourad Benmehidi told the BBC that in the desert region there was a "holy rule of hospitality".

Aging population bigger threat to rural Korea

By Kim Tong-hyung Rural communities are under threat from a severe lack of young people which may eventually lead to a slew of ghost towns in the countryside, a government report warned Tuesday. The population in Korean towns involved in farming, fishing and forestry declined by 11 percent in the five years to 2010, Statistics Korea said.

Clash brewing at Gangjeong village

By Kim Tae-jong A regional court has ruled in favor of the government push for the construction of a naval base in a small village on Jeju Island but villagers repeated their vows Tuesday to continue fighting until their demands are met. Late on Monday, the Jeju District Court ruled that villagers....

South Africa police clash with supporters of ANC's Julius Malema

Riot officers use water cannon and stun grenades on protesters backing the ANC youth leader, who faces disciplinary hearing Police in South Africa have used water cannon against supporters of a senior member of the ruling African National Congress and key rival of Jacob Zuma, who faces a party disciplinary hearing that could see him expelled.

Planning reform will lead to free-for-all, UK green groups warn

Communities may lose ability to influence decision-making as planning is streamlined in favour of developers, campaigners say A planning free-for-all leading to blighted landscapes, urban sprawl, more congestion and an undermining of local democracy is inevitable if the government insists on pushing....

BJP demands removal of Gujarat governor over Lokayukta appointment in state

Advani today led party MPs from Gujarat protesting outside Parliament against the appointment of lokayukta in the state by the governor without consulting Modi govt.

Greens say Australia undermining Pacific trade advisor

Jemima Garrett Last Updated: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:49:00 +1000 The Australian Greens say the Australian Government is using strong-arm tactics on Pacific Island nations and is trying to undermine the independence of the region's Chief Trade Advisor's Office.

Christchurch quake bill doubles

Dominique Schwartz, Auckland Last Updated: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:02:00 +1000 The estimated damage bill left by the Christchurch earthquakes in New Zealand has more than doubled to $AU5.5 billion. New Zealand's Finance Minister Bill English says land and property damage caused by the deadly February quake has been far greater than initially thought.

NZ news service shuts down

Last Updated: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:58:00 +1000 The New Zealand Press Association, the country's national news agency, will close its doors on Wednesday after 131 years of operation. Editor Kevin Norquay has lamented the end of an organisation that was once regarded the voice of New Zealand....

Ex-CEO: Bank of Moscow bailout saved VTB

MOSCOW, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The former head of Bank of Moscow has denied defrauding Russia's fifth-largest bank, saying the $14 billion bailout it received was in reality intended to save its suitor, state-controlled VTB .

Gaddafi assets to be used exclusively for humanitarian goals on Moscow's insistence

Moscow, August 30 (Interfax) - Russia has insisted that the Muammar Gaddafi regime's foreign bank accounts, which have been frozen by the UN Security Council and which are being handed over to the Libyan opposition, be spent exclusively for humanitarian purposes and in the interests of all Libyan....

China tycoon to buy part of Iceland: FT

A Chinese tycoon is trying to buy a huge tract of land in Iceland for a $100 million eco-tourism project that will include a golf course, the Financial Times said Tuesday. Huang Nubo, a real estate investor and former government official, has sealed a provisional deal to acquire 300 square....

USA: Pentagon under fire for wartime waste

The US Department of Defense has squandered tens of billions of dollars on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, mainly because of poor planning and non-competitive contracting, a bipartisan report has found.

USA: Irene death toll jumps as east coast battles floods

Towns along the east coast of the United States are scrambling to restore power lines and stem massive floods in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which is now known to have killed at least 44 people.

Russia’s Gazprombank saw 31% net profit increase in Q1 2011

Liabilities edged up to 1.776 trillion rubles in January-March 2011 from 1.539 trillion rubles, year-on-year, the bank said.

Delhi Police says controversial Shanti Bhushan CD genuine

Sources said investigators are filing a closure report soon following probe into a complaint filed by Bhushan that the CD was fabricated. A case under section 469 of Indian Penal Code (forgery for the purpose of harming reputation) was registered in mid-April.

Crisis budget in Morocco

The 2012 fiscal law may be ready before the early legislative elections which are expected to take place on 25 November. "The new budget will be a crisis budget; it's expected that it will use the same data as 2011", Abdul Salam Adib, an economic analyst said. © 2011 Al Bawaba ( www.albawaba.

Tanzania: Agency Gives Govt Sh39 Billion for Building Bridge

The construction of Rusumo international bridge and one-stop border post facilities are expected to take off soon following a grant agreement of Sh39billion signed between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Tanzania.

Nigeria: 62 Year Old Mother Strangled to Death in Benin

A 62-year mother of six simply identified as Felicia Agbonyima weekend, was alleged to have been strangled to death and dumped in a dry well measuring over 15 kilometers by unknown persons on Sunday at Ahor community, near Benin in Uhunmwonde Local Government area of Edo State.

Irene US death toll still rising

Post-Tropical Cyclone Irene has killed 40 people in the US, and authorities warn that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern US states.

Petroleum products top South Korea's exports in July

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Petroleum products, such as gasoline and diesel, topped South Korea's exports in July, driven mainly by rising demand from Europe, the government said Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, South Korea shipped 5.18 billion U.S. dollars worth of petroleum products last month, up 95.

Stranded people rescused in New York mountain town

Numerous people remained stranded Monday in Greene County, New York, after torrential rains from Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges, flooded homes and businesses and left the town largely cut off, according to government officials and residents.


(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, AUGUST 30 - The EU-funded Invest in Med programme is organizing the Diaspora Business forum which will bring together key Arab business leaders and European investors eager to develop tomorrow's busine...

Syrian forces kill four after Eid prayers, say activists

At least four civilians were killed Tuesday in Syria when security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters after the Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, activists said.

In Kyrgyzstan one of the bitter lessons of search of democracy are the mistakes made during all these years-President

"During 20 years of independence Kyrgyzstan has passed the difficult path of its development," the president for transitional period Roza Otunbayeva said today at a solemn event dedicated to the anniversary of the country.

Samsung announces three Wave handsets, dripping in Bada 2.0 and ChatON

It's shaping up to a be a busy IFA for Samsung. Barely 24 hours after announcing its new ChatON messaging client, the manufacturer is now gearing up to release a troika of new Bada 2.0-powered Wave handsets -- the Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y -- set to make their debut this week in Berlin.

Sri Lanka: Tamil Nadu tensed over execution of death sentences

The people of Tamil Nadu and Tamils all over the world are agitated over the Indian government decision to execute death sentences to three Tamils after keeping them in prison for more than 20 years. Perarivalan of Tamil Nadu, and Eezham Tamils Murugan and Shanthan arrested in 1991 on charges of....

New Market Report: ICSGlobal Limited (ICS) - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review

( ICSGlobal Limited (ICSGlobal) is a medical banking and e-health service providing company. The company is engaged in rendering medical billing and other clerical services to specialist surgeons and hospitals across the United Kingdom; and medical billing and collection services to doctors in the United States.

Press digest

The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press: The Times said evacuees brought to Malta yesterday described chaotic scenes in Tripoli. It also says that Malta has one of the lowest cancer mortality rates in the EU. The Malta Independent reports that the evacuees were glad to reach Malta.

Former Anya Nya leader urges South Sudanese to preserve spirit of unity

By Amoko Robert August 29, 2011 (JUBA) – The special advisor to the president of South Sudan, Joseph Lagu Yanga has called upon its citizens to remain united to achieve peace. In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Monday, Lagu recalled that August 18, 1955 is a memorable day for all South Sudanese....
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