Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hits central Afghanistan

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hits central Afghanistan 

KABUL, April 19 — An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hit central Afghanistan early on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but locals told Xinhua they did not feel the tremor.

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Britain planning to deploy navy to bring people home as airlines disrupted by volcanic ash

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Britain planning to deploy navy to bring people home as airlines disrupted by volcanic ash 

LONDON, April 19 — The British Prim Minister Gordon Brown called several senior members of his cabinet for an emergency meeting on Sunday to tackle the aviation crisis due to volcanic ash, planning to deploy the Royal Navy to bring home the Britons stranded abroad.

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German airports to remain closed at least until Monday afternoon

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on German airports to remain closed at least until Monday afternoon 

BERLIN, April 19 — All German airports will remain closed at least until 2 p.m. local time on Monday due to the spread of volcanic ash in German air space, announced German air traffic control Sunday evening.

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Dutch airline KLM flies commercial flights again after disruption for volcanic ash

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Dutch airline KLM flies commercial flights again after disruption for volcanic ash 

THE HAGUE, April 19 — The Royal Dutch Airline KLM said two commercial flights took off to the Far East on Sunday evening. There were no passengers on board these flights, which both carried cargo and the regular crew complement.

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Northeast Asia forum opens in Nara of Japan

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Northeast Asia forum opens in Nara of Japan 

NARA, Japan, April 19 — The fifth session of the Northeast Asia Trilateral Forum opened Monday in the ancient Japanese city of Nara.

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RP’s IT-industry shows resiliency to crisis – BSP survey

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on RP’s IT-industry shows resiliency to crisis – BSP survey 

MANILA, April 19 – Philippines’ information technology (IT) and IT-enabled service industry has proven its resiliency even before the recent global crisis reached its peak, a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) survey showed.

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Haier's 2009 net profit jumps 50 pct on government incentives

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Haier's 2009 net profit jumps 50 pct on government incentives 

BEIJING, April 19 — Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd, one of the world's leading white goods and household appliance manufacturers, said Sunday that its 2009 net profit jumped 49.64 percent on government stimulus program and products innovation.

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British PM wants Goldman Sachs to be investigated by his country's financial watchdog

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on British PM wants Goldman Sachs to be investigated by his country's financial watchdog 

LONDON, April 19 — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Sunday he wanted Financial Services Authority (FSA) — Britain's financial watchdog — to investigate Goldman Sachs after it was charged with fraud by U.S. regulators.

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World's leading industrial expo opens in Hanover, Germany

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HANOVER, Germany, April 19 — The Hanover industrial fair 2010, the world's leading annual expo for industry and technology, officially opened at Sunday night, ready to showcase the latest innovations and solutions on automation, energy efficiency, and digitalization in the next 5 days.

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EU, Asia committed to more economic cooperation

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on EU, Asia committed to more economic cooperation 

MADRID, April 19 — Spain's Finance Minister Elena Salgado on Sunday said that the EU and Asia commitment to strengthening economic cooperation was a result of lessons learned from the economic crisis.

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