EU to coordinate measures against climate change

April 15, 2009 10:34 am· Comments Off on EU to coordinate measures against climate change 

PRAGUE, April 15 — European Union member countries will coordinate their measures against climate change, Czech Environment Minister Martin Bursik said after a meeting of EU environment ministers that he chaired on Tuesday.

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Intel’s profit drops 55 percent in first quarter

April 15, 2009 10:33 am· Comments Off on Intel’s profit drops 55 percent in first quarter 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15 — World's largest chipmaker Intel said on Tuesday its profit fell 55 percent in the first quarter this year, but at the same time sounded upbeat about the health of the technology industry.

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International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Energy to be held in Beijing

April 15, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Energy to be held in Beijing 

VIENNA, April 15 — The International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century will be held in Beijing from April 20 to 22, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced here on Tuesday.

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U.S. stocks fall on disappointing retail data

April 15, 2009 10:31 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks fall on disappointing retail data 

NEW YORK, April 15 — U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as disappointing retail sales and a surprising drop in inflation offset upbeat earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.

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U.S. military official loosens tone on withdrawal deadline for Iraq

April 15, 2009 10:31 am· Comments Off on U.S. military official loosens tone on withdrawal deadline for Iraq 

WASHINGTON, April 15 — The U.S. troops may remain in a Iraq city with instable security situation after June 30, 2010 if they are requested by the Iraqi government, said a U.S. military official on Tuesday.

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U.S. gasoline prices expected to remain cheap this summer

April 15, 2009 10:30 am· Comments Off on U.S. gasoline prices expected to remain cheap this summer 

WASHINGTON, April 15 — Gasoline retail prices in the United States are expected to stay relatively low during this summer, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected Tuesday.

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Cuts in greenhouse gas emissions would save Arctic ice, reduce sea level rise: study

April 15, 2009 10:29 am· 1 Comment 

WASHINGTON, April 15 — The threat of global warming can still be greatly diminished if nations cut emissions of heat- trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century, according to a new analysis. While global temperatures would rise, the most dangerous potential aspects of climate change, including massive losses of Arctic sea ice and permafrost and significant sea level rise, could be partially avoided.

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UBS to cut 240 jobs in Asia-Pacific region

April 15, 2009 10:28 am· Comments Off on UBS to cut 240 jobs in Asia-Pacific region 

GENEVA, April 15 — Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, announced Tuesday that it would cut 240 jobs in the Asia-Pacific region to save costs.

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Los Angeles officials support to renew U.S. ban on assault weapons

April 15, 2009 10:28 am· Comments Off on Los Angeles officials support to renew U.S. ban on assault weapons 

LOS ANGELES, April 15 — Los Angeles city officials said Tuesday they support the federal government to renew a U.S. ban on assault weapons, calling American people's obsession with firearms "sick."

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Crude oil falls to 49 USD on demand concern

April 15, 2009 10:27 am· 1 Comment 

NEW YORK, April 15 — Crude oil continued to fall on Tuesday after the U.S. Energy Department lowered its forecast for global oil demand for this year.

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