U.S. House Democrats to bring health care reform bill to whole floor

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on U.S. House Democrats to bring health care reform bill to whole floor 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 — The U.S. House Democrats will take their sweeping health care reform bill to the whole floor later this week, said a leader on Tuesday.

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French ex-president Chirac releases first memoir

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on French ex-president Chirac releases first memoir 

PARIS, Nov. 4 — French lawsuit-fastened ex-president Jacques Chirac released his memoir Tuesday, narrating his life and political career up to 1995 when he began the 12-year rule over France.

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UN chief dismayed at continued Israeli actions on settlements in occupied Palestinian territory

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on UN chief dismayed at continued Israeli actions on settlements in occupied Palestinian territory 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 4 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday said that he "is dismayed at continued Israeli actions" on settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, and called on Israel to "cease such provocative actions."

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Italy appeals European Court's ruling against crucifix in schools

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Italy appeals European Court's ruling against crucifix in schools 

ROME, Nov. 4 — Italy's Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini said on Tuesday she would appeal a landmark European Court of Human Rights' ruling against crucifixes in Italian classrooms.

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Canada ill-prepared for national disasters: report

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Canada ill-prepared for national disasters: report 

OTTAWA, Nov. 4 — Canada is ill-prepared to deal with terror attacks, pandemics and other national emergencies because it lacks a mechanism for coordinating different government departments, the country's Auditor General said Tuesday.

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Abortion Law Postponed in U.S. state of Illinois

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Abortion Law Postponed in U.S. state of Illinois 

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 — A new Illinois abortion notification law scheduled to go into effect Tuesday has been pushed back, official sources said.

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Veteran police officer named as new LAPD chief

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Veteran police officer named as new LAPD chief 

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 — A veteran police officer who has served for 32 years in Los Angeles Police Department(LAPD) was nominated Tuesday by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as its new chief, taking the place left open by William Bratton.

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Brazilian military rescue plane wreckage in the Amazon

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Brazilian military rescue plane wreckage in the Amazon 

BRASILIA, Nov. 4 — Brazilian Air Force (FAB) reported on Tuesday that more than 17 soldiers arrived to the spot where the FAB aircraft crashed on Thursday (29), after an emergency landing near the river Itui in the Amazon region. Soldiers will begin the operation to remove the plane through steel cables.

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Obama, Democrats tested in 2009 elections

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Obama, Democrats tested in 2009 elections 

by Wang Wei

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 — One year after Barack Obama's landslide victory in the 2008 presidential elections, his party is faced up with another test on Tuesday as a handful of local elections are held in states and cities.

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Newly implemented principles to facilite bank account switching in EU

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Newly implemented principles to facilite bank account switching in EU 

BRUSSELS, Nov. 4 — Consumers in the European Union can now benefit from the "Common Principles for Bank Account Switching" implemented by the national banking associations in each member state from Nov. 1.

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