Brazil's economy to grow 7.5 to 8 percent in 2010: minister

November 5, 2010 10:18 am· Comments Off on Brazil's economy to grow 7.5 to 8 percent in 2010: minister 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 5 — Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Thursday that the country's GDP will expand 7.5 to 8 percent in 2010.

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Seoul shares open higher on Wall Street gains

November 5, 2010 10:18 am· Comments Off on Seoul shares open higher on Wall Street gains 

SEOUL, Nov. 5 — South Korean stocks got off to a strong start Friday as investor sentiment was underpinned by overnight rallies on Wall Street, analysts said.

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U.S. reaffirms support for Lebanon

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on U.S. reaffirms support for Lebanon 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — The United States on Thursday reaffirmed its strong support for Lebanon, which has been caught in a political standoff in recent months.

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Greece aims to save 9 bln euros by 2020 through building energy efficiency program

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on Greece aims to save 9 bln euros by 2020 through building energy efficiency program 

ATHENS, Nov. 5 — Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and Greek Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Tina Birbili unveiled on Thursday in Athens an ambitious energy efficiency program that aims to save Greek households, companies and state-run organizations at least 9 billion euros (12. 8 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020.

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OPEC to expect significant growth in energy demand

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on OPEC to expect significant growth in energy demand 

VIENNA, Nov. 5, — The world energy demand would increase by more than 40 percent by 2030, according to the estimation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC).

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More than 25 tons of marijuana seized at U.S.-Mexican border

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on More than 25 tons of marijuana seized at U.S.-Mexican border 

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 — U.S. federal agents seized more than 25 tons of marijuana after uncovering a tunnel at the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities said on Thursday.

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution on situation in Afghanistan

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on UN General Assembly adopts resolution on situation in Afghanistan 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 5 — The UN General Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted a draft resolution on the situation in Afghanistan and the ongoing democratic transition process, making it an urgent need to combat terrorism in the Asian country.

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UNDP's Human Development Index over 40 years

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on UNDP's Human Development Index over 40 years 

by William M. Reilly

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 5 — For two decades the UN Development Program (UNDP) has been issuing annual reports on how humans are progressing around the world in health, education and basic living standards.

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Costa Rica's landslide death toll reaches 20

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on Costa Rica's landslide death toll reaches 20 

SAN JOSE, Nov. 5 — The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) of Costa Rica said on Thursday that the number of deaths caused by a landslide in the west of San Jose reached 20.

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Florida-Haiti connection remains strong through Haiti's turbulent times

November 5, 2010 9:12 am· Comments Off on Florida-Haiti connection remains strong through Haiti's turbulent times 

by Mark Weisenmiller

TAMPA, the United States, Nov. 5 — Through earthquakes, flooding, massive rainstorms, a cholera outbreak, and soon a presidential election, the long, historical connections between the state of Florida and the Caribbean country of Haiti remain strong.

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