Obama prods state governors on education investment

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Obama prods state governors on education investment 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday prodded state governors to pour in more resources into education, saying such investments are crucial in assuring the country's long-term competitiveness.

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9 killed in fight between Colombian army, rebels

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on 9 killed in fight between Colombian army, rebels 

BOGOTA, Feb. 28 — At least five suspected members of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) group and four Colombian army soldiers were killed after a confrontation in the southwestern department of Putumayo, the Colombian Army said on Monday.

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China rejects visa request by S. Korean lawmaker fighting for defectors

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on China rejects visa request by S. Korean lawmaker fighting for defectors 

SEOUL, Feb. 28 — A South Korean lawmaker campaigning for the rights of North Korean defectors in China on Tuesday said her request for a Chinese visa has been rejected twice, apparently due to Beijing's retaliation for her activism.

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China calls for comprehensive strategy to deal with piracy in Guinea Gulf

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on China calls for comprehensive strategy to deal with piracy in Guinea Gulf 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 — China calls for enhanced international cooperation and comprehensive strategies to properly handle the problem of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, said a Chinese UN envoy here on Monday.

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(Feature)Sea turtles facing extinction along Angola's coastlines: expert

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on (Feature)Sea turtles facing extinction along Angola's coastlines: expert 

LUANDA, Feb. 28 — The capture of sea turtles and destruction of their nests, especially by fishermen along the Atlantic coast of Angola, continue to place the species under threat of extinction, Angola's state news agency Angop reported on Monday.

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Big Brazilian firms setting sights on S. Korean bourse

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Big Brazilian firms setting sights on S. Korean bourse 

SEOUL, Feb. 28 — Several big-cap Brazilian petrochemical makers, resource developers and food companies are seeking to list their shares on the South Korean bourse in a bid to tap a new funding source, market watchers said on Tuesday.

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S&P cuts Greece's sovereign rating to "selective default"

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on S&P cuts Greece's sovereign rating to "selective default" 

LONDON/BRUSSELS, Feb. 28 — Standard & Poor's on Monday cut Greece's "CC" long-term and "C" short-term sovereign credit ratings to "selective default"(SD) after the debt-laden country launched on Friday a bond swap plan to ease its debt burden.

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Samsung Engineering bags US$ 60M Thai industrial facility order

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Samsung Engineering bags US$ 60M Thai industrial facility order 

SEOUL, Feb. 28 — Samsung Engineering Co., a leading South Korean industrial plant builder, said Tuesday that it has won a US$ 60-million order to build an industrial facility in Thailand.

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German parliament passes bailout deal for Greece

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on German parliament passes bailout deal for Greece 

BERLIN, Feb. 28 — The German parliament on Monday passed the much-anticipated second bailout package for Greece worth some 130 billion euros (174.4 billion U.S. dollars) to help the country avoid a default.

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S. Korea's current account deficit pegged at US$ 770 M in Jan.

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on S. Korea's current account deficit pegged at US$ 770 M in Jan. 

SEOUL, Feb. 28 — South Korea posted a current account deficit in January for the first time in two years as exports slumped amid the eurozone debt crisis, the central bank said on Tuesday.

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