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2011-04-21 The Examiner When Easter rolls around and it's time to fill the Easter eggs, many parents look through the cupboards and find that there is still Christmas and Valentine's candy lying around. If you're tired of finding hardened Tootsie Rolls and odd-flavored suckers that no one wanted to....
 

Crowds protest Christian governor in south Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Egyptians led by hard-line Islamists escalated their protests Friday over the appointment of a Coptic Christian governor in southern Egypt, deepening mistrust between religious communities during the bumpy aftermath of Egypt's revolution.

Reopening of ZAB case integral to rectify history: Chandio

The law minister paid tribute to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for establishing NBF,saying that Bhutto was a leader who always loved the books. Pakistan’s history will always remember the unprecedented contributions rendered by the great leaders Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, he said.

Third day of Shanghai strike threatens China exports

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Striking truck drivers protested for a third day Friday in Shanghai's main harbour district amid heavy police presence and signs the action has already started to curb exports from the world's busiest container port.

Japan earmarks first £30 billion for post-quake rebuild

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billion (30 billion pounds) of spending for post-earthquake rebuilding, a down payment on the country's biggest public works effort in six decades.

Samsung counter sues Apple over iPhone, iPad

SEOUL, April 22 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co filed patent lawsuits against Apple over the U.S. firm's iPhone and iPad in a tit-for-tat case after Apple claimed Samsung's smartphones and tablets "slavishly" copied its products.

Presidential Body Overseeing Nuclear Safety to Be Established in July

The government has agreed to work with the ruling Grand National Party to set up a presidential body to strengthen the supervision of nuclear safety. At a meeting between government officials and GNP lawmakers on Wednesday to discuss how to respond to the Japanese nuclear crisis, the two ...

Macedonia, Russia vow to enhance bilateral relations

Skopje. Foreign ministers of Macedonia and Russia said on Wednesday that relations between their two countries will enter a new era, Xinhua informed. "Relations between Russia and Macedonia are not marred by open political issues, and our duty is to resume the cooperation," Sergey Lavrov, the visiting Russian foreign minister, said.

Tuition fees 2012: All universities to charge undergraduates at least £6,000

Ministers suffer blow as watchdog figures put average fees at £8,600 – with 49 out of all 73 universities charging full £9,000 • Datablog: what are the universities charging? Ministers have suffered a major blow to their tuition-fee reforms after the government's access watchdog revealed that all....

In Uganda demos will continue but regime will stay

Uganda's failure to tackle popular concerns over rising living costs could see the country rocked

RBS to shake up investment banking arm

By Megan Murphy and Patrick Jenkins in London and Andrew Bolger in Edinburgh Published: April 19 2011 22:32 | Last updated: April 19 2011 22:32 is shaking up the leadership of its investment banking division after a skiing accident suffered by one of its most senior executives.

Washington forum debates protection for refugees persecuted for their

[ Woensdag 20 april 2011 | United Nations (UN) ] WASHINGTON, DC, United States, April 19 (UNHCR) - A senior UNHCR official has called for stepped up efforts to protect the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers persecuted every year for their sexual

ADB assistance hits $17.5 billion in 2010, annual report says

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $17.51 billion in financing operations last year, according to ADB's 2010 Annual Report released ahead of the 44th Annual Meeting to be held from 3 to 6 May in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Halonen: Voters Expressed Dissatisfaction

President Tarja Halonen has praised Finns for seeking change through the ballot box rather than on the streets. She made her first comments on the outcome of the election on Tuesday as she arrived at the Crisis Management Initiative’s tenth anniversary seminar in Helsinki.

Jury convicts exec in US$3bil mortgage fraud case

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: A jury on Tuesday convicted the majority owner of what had been one of America's largest mortgage companies on all 14 counts in a $2.9 billion fraud trial that officials have said is one of the most significant prosecutions to arise from the U.S. financial crisis.

BAT sees challenging year

PETALING JAYA: British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT Malaysia) expects its challenging operating environment to continue this year.

PM used airforce Iroquois to visit V8s

The Prime Minister has called on the air force to ferry him between engagements.His office has confirmed John Key used an Air Force Iroquois to get to and from his engagement at the V8s in Hamilton on the weekend.A spokesman...

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,447 (AP)

AP - As of Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at least 4,447 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

NI asbestos case goes to Supreme Court

Powers allowing people in Northern Ireland with an illness related to asbestos exposure to sue those allegedly responsible have been referred to the highest court of the UK.

Panama deal opens way for other trade agreements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is ready to begin discussions with Congress on implementing a free trade agreement with Panama. A statement Tuesday by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announcing progress on the Panama deal comes after the Panamanian government ratified a tax....

No coins for District VII parking meters

A large number of parking meters in Budapest's District VI (Terézváros) currently do not accept coins, as they are being adjusted to new operations. These are necessary, because the asset manager company of the local government took parking services over from Centrum Parkoló on April 18.

MSE Share Index at new 6-month low

Local equity market was in negative territory for the second consecutive session reflecting the prevailing subdued investors' sentiment. The MSE Share Index retreated by another 0.3 per cent during this morning's trading session to a new six-month low of 3,340.782 points. The local equity benchmark is currently 11.

Bank of Maldives Chairman resigns

Adam Ibrahim, Chairman of the Bank of Maldives (BML) board of directors, resigned from his post yesterday after two years on the job. Local media reports that Abdulla Shiyam, Ma. Naibuge, has been proposed as a replacement. Eight members to the 11-member BML board are appointed by the government. Asrafee Bookshop Managing Director Adam Ibrahim [.

Pietro Ferrero, avid cyclist and CEO of Nutella, dead at 47 in bike accident

2011-04-18 Asahi News All along the Sanriku coast from Iwate Prefecture to Miyagi Prefecture, brightly colored flags are flying over the rubble of former fishing , Va. -- A jury is deliberating the fate of an executive who is accused of leading a massive fraud scheme at what had been one of the nation's largest mortgage companies.

Syrian Forces Fire on Demonstrators Say Activists

Standoff in Homs followed funeral processions attended by more than 10,000 mourners for at least 12 people killed in clashes on Sunday

Sheffield Council plans to 'cut benefit fraud team by half'

Unison has warned that housing benefit and council tax fraud will reach record highs, as Sheffield Council becomes the latest local authority to pull the plug on fraud department funding. The UK's largest union is concerned that criminals will exploit the system, as the council plans to axe 3.

Pakistan test-fires new nuclear-capable missile (AP)

AP - Pakistan's military says it has test-fired a newly developed short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

'Filthy'

State minister with responsibility for local government, Robert Montague, has refused resignations tendered by several members of The Golden Age Home's board for negligent oversight. At the same time, the board has decided not to renew the home's administrator's contract....

Cuba approves political reforms

Communist Party delegates have given their blessing to a sweeping slate of economic changes designed to breathe life and a bit of free-market spirit into Cuba's moribund economy, and also voted in a new party leadership at a historic summit.

Two days after polls, cabinet members sworn in

All eight former state ministers, who retained their respective seats in the just-concluded Sarawak election, were sworn in today.

Nigeria: 2011 Elections - Locals Commend Police On Security

In the past, tales of election manipulation and rigging did not end well without Nigerians bemoaning the active participation, connivance and involvement of some members of the Nigerian Police Force. In fact, the despicable activities of some of them was so pronounced to the extent that people....
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