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China Issues Nuclear Safety Blueprint Eyes $13 Bln Investment

China Issues Nuclear Safety Blueprint Eyes $13 Bln Investment

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:56

China will have to spend around 80 billion yuan ($12.74 billion) by 2015 to upgrade the security of its nuclear facilities and radioactive contamination control to international standards, a report issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection said. [caption id="attachment_26997" align="alignright" width="366"]...

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PM Reaches Kuwait to Attend Asian Summit (ACD Meet)

PM Reaches Kuwait to Attend Asian Summit (ACD Meet)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:34

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf met the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah, upon his arrival in the Arab kingdom on the eve of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) summit on Monday. [caption id="attachment_26987" align="alignnone" width="512"]...

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US Exports to Iran Rise Nearly One Third Despite Sanctions

US Exports to Iran Rise Nearly One Third Despite Sanctions

Monday, October 15, 2012 12:56

US exports to Iran rose by nearly a third this year, chiefly because of grain sales, according to US data released last week, despite the tightening of US financial sanctions. [caption id="attachment_26946" align="alignright" width="220"] Iran[/caption] The jump to $199.5 ...

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California man Linked to Anti Islam Film Denies Violating Probation

California man Linked to Anti Islam Film Denies Violating Probation

Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:37

A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests in the Muslim world denied on Wednesday he had violated his probation on a fraud conviction, and was sent back to jail until his case can be heard on its merits....

US Pharmacies Under Scrutiny Over Meningitis Outbreak

US Pharmacies Under Scrutiny Over Meningitis Outbreak

Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:09

A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wednesday and a state regulator clamped down on such operations in the wake of a meningitis outbreak that has claimed a dozen lives. [caption id="attachment_26898" align="alignright" width="270"]...

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NATO Makes Plans to Back Turkey over Syria Spillover

NATO Makes Plans to Back Turkey over Syria Spillover

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:08

NATO said it had drawn up plans to defend Turkey if necessary should the war in Syria spill over their border again as dozens of people were killed across the Arab nation on Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_26820" align="alignnone" width="468"] Syria ...

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Cyber Attacks Against US Rising Unchecked

Cyber Attacks Against US Rising Unchecked

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:58

The number of cyberattacks targeting US organizations has doubled over the past three years, leading to hefty losses, a study released Monday showed. [caption id="attachment_26781" align="alignright" width="240"] Cyber Attacks[/caption] The study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored ...

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Barack Obama has Failed to Lead in Syria Middle East

Barack Obama has Failed to Lead in Syria Middle East

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:19

US President Barack Obama has "failed to lead in Syria" and the broader Middle East, and strains between his administration and ally Israel are emboldening Iran, White House hopeful Mitt Romney warned Monday. [caption id="attachment_26776" align="alignright" width="316"] Mitt ...

Debate Worst Way to Spend Anniversary (Michelle Obama)

Debate Worst Way to Spend Anniversary (Michelle Obama)

Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:34

US President Barack Obama is marking his 20th wedding anniversary Wednesday by squaring off against rival Mitt Romney in their first debate -- and First Lady Michelle is less than thrilled....

Tennessee Meningitis Outbreak Spreads to Other US States

Tennessee Meningitis Outbreak Spreads to Other US States

Thursday, October 4, 2012 9:33

State and federal health officials said on Wednesday that they expected more cases to be reported in a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis they believe is linked to steroid injections given for pain at two clinics in Tennessee....