Nuclear energy priority for Poland: IEA

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Nuclear energy priority for Poland: IEA 

WARSAW, Oct. 2 — Poland should focus on diversification of its energy sources by building nuclear power stations and LNG terminals, Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, said on Thursday.

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Schwarzenegger announces 26.5 mln USD clean-air grants

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Schwarzenegger announces 26.5 mln USD clean-air grants 

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 — California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced on Thursday that over 26.5 million U.S. dollars in clean-air grants have been awarded to Southern California.

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China welcomes progress in talks on Iran's nuclear program

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on China welcomes progress in talks on Iran's nuclear program 

GENEVA, Oct. 2 — China on Thursday welcomed progress made in international talks on Iran's nuclear program and called on related parties to continue strengthening diplomatic efforts in pursuit of a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

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Indonesia quake toll tops 1,000

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Indonesia quake toll tops 1,000 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 2 — At least 1,100 people have been killed in the powerful earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, said the UN humanitarian chief here on Thursday.

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Obama voices concerns over natural disasters in Samoa, Indonesia

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Obama voices concerns over natural disasters in Samoa, Indonesia 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed his concerns and condolences over the causalities caused by tsunami in Samoa and American Samoa and the earthquake in Indonesia, pledging to provide "full support" of the U.S. government to help the recovery of the countries.

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Obama urges Iran to take constructive action on nuclear issue

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Obama urges Iran to take constructive action on nuclear issue 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 — U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated here on Thursday that his administration is prepared to move forward to increase pressure against Iran if the latter fails to take constructive action on the settlement of nuclear issue.

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S. Korean president urges efforts to overcome economic crisis, rebuild nation

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on S. Korean president urges efforts to overcome economic crisis, rebuild nation 

SEOUL, Oct. 2 — President Lee Myung-bak vowed Friday to rebuild the nation into an advanced country where no one is left behind while calling on the people and the government to pay more attention to their neighbors in need, especially around the holiday season.

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ASEAN executes disaster response

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN executes disaster response 

Jakarta, Oct. 2 –Buffeted by multiple natural disasters in the region, Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) swung into coordinated action with all the relevant mechanisms in ASEAN’s disaster management and emergency response arsenal ready to provide assistance to the affected populations.

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London stock market falls sharply in closing

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on London stock market falls sharply in closing 

LONDON, Oct. 2 — The London stock market fell nearly 1.7 percent in closing on Thursday, hit by falls to mining stocks and concerns about the slow pace of the U.S. economic recovery.

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U.S. stocks slide most in three months on recovery concern

October 1, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on U.S. stocks slide most in three months on recovery concern 

by Xinhua Writer Yang Lei

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 — U.S. stocks was hit with the steepest slide in three months on Thursday, the first day of the fourth quarter, after disappointing unemployment and manufacturing reports left investors worried about economic recovery.

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