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  1. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Guangzhou taxi drivers strike over licence fees, black cabs

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by He Huifeng

    ... drivers strike over fees, black cabs Taxi drivers in Guangzhou went on strike yesterday as the Canton Fair opened, with some claiming that more than two-thirds of the city's cabbies had ... China Morning Post that as many as 70 per cent of the city's taxi drivers were taking part in the industrial action. They said they would continue the strike today because the government ...

  2. News - World - ENERGY

    EU narrowly approves plan for new nuclear plant in Britain

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels EU approves plan for new nuclear plant in Britain The EU has approved Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, marking a major victory for nuclear energy three years after the Fukushima disaster. The bloc's competition watchdog said Britain had "significantly ...

  3. News - World - IRAN

    Iran nuclear talks break up with mixed signals on chances of progress

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Vienna Envoys report only limited progress but hold out hope for pact with Tehran by July deadline Mixed signals as talks on Iran nuclear deal break up Negotiators trying to come up with a comprehensive agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme remained far apart on key issues as they closed their sixth round of talks. With one month to go ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State captures Iraqi army base despite US-led air strikes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Baghdad Military gives up third facility in three weeks, despite US-led air strikes Islamic State takes Iraqi army base Islamic State fighters have seized control of an army base in western Iraq, the third to fall in three weeks, as Iraqi forces in the region appeared close to collapse despite US-led air strikes. Iraqi officials described the pull-back ...

  5. When the clock strikes midnight

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... 40,000 died in lingering agony from burns or radiation poisoning. Today, others still live with painful physical and mental scars of the explosion. Yet, 62 years on, nuclear weapons are still ... has reluctantly agreed to shut down its nuclear facilities, but Iran rejoices in playing the devilish hooligan and pushing its nuclear programme, which is 'peaceful', according ...

  6. News - World

    British and Iranian leaders plan talks at UN summit, first since 1979

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... short of joining US and French air strikes and has ruled out sending troops to Iraq. The British leader is expected to call on the world to come together to defeat extremist groups ... stormed the British embassy. Tehran, long isolated due to tensions over its nuclear programme, rejects Western accusations that it hopes to develop nuclear weapons, insisting its programme ...

  7. News - World

    Liberian nurses threaten strike

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AP

    ... Associated Press Liberian officials are pleading with nurses and physician assistants to show up for work today amid a dispute over hazard pay that has prompted calls for a strike in the middle of the Ebola epidemic. A strike could deliver a serious blow to the fight against Ebola in Liberia, where the World Health Organisation has recorded more than 2,300 confirmed, suspected ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Indian PM arrives in Japan seeking strategic deals to counter China's power

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:50pm by AFP, KYODO

    ... to export nuclear-related technology to New Delhi, but it is not known whether the leaders will strike a deal at the summit, according to Japanese officials. India has yet to join the Treaty ... Agencies in Tokyo Security and nuclear deals among the issues expected to be discussed during Modi's five-day tour India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy co-founder on the art of striking a fine balance

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Occupy co-founder Chan Kin-man weighs up defiant disruption with need for public sympathy Art of striking a fine balance The biggest test facing the Occupy ... and lasts too long, public sympathy for the movement will gradually wane," Chan said, speaking outside the government headquarters in Admiralty. "It's not easy to strike ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    Iran lifts the veil slightly on its secretive spy agency networks

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 11:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tehran Veil raised on spy team Iran has given a brief glimpse of its spy agencies, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect ... Counter-espionage and fending off cyber-attacks from around the world have been key recent challenges for Iran's intelligence community. "If not for the intelligence ministry, our nuclear industry ...




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