(Feature): Debate zinger highlights US military bayonet use

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on (Feature): Debate zinger highlights US military bayonet use 

By Maria Young

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 — If nothing else new came from the third and final US presidential debate of 2012, the voting public had learned one thing by Tuesday morning: yes, in this era of high-tech, sophisticated, stealth weapons, the US military still uses bayonets.

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(LEAD): U.S. forces in Korea seek bigger role in Asia-Pacific area

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on (LEAD): U.S. forces in Korea seek bigger role in Asia-Pacific area 

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 — A top U.S. military commander in Korea strongly indicated Tuesday that his troops will seek to expand exercises and other services outside the peninsula.

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Gender gap on economic participation, political empowerment remains wide: WEF

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Gender gap on economic participation, political empowerment remains wide: WEF 

GENEVA, Oct. 24 — The gap between women and men on economic participation and political empowerment remains wide in 2012, with 60 percent of the economic gap and 20 percent of the political gap being closed, said a report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday.

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(News Analysis): Support for Netanyahu not to be affected by Gaza region fighting

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on (News Analysis): Support for Netanyahu not to be affected by Gaza region fighting 

By Adam Gonn

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is standing for re-election on Jan. 22 next year and most polls indicate that his Likud party would become the largest party in Knesset (parliament) and that he would form the next government.

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(Roundup): Italian scientists protest against jail sentence over 2009 earthquake

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on (Roundup): Italian scientists protest against jail sentence over 2009 earthquake 

By Marzia De Giuli

ROME, Oct. 24 — The Italian scientific community on Tuesday contested a court verdict over the deadly 2009 quake in the central city of L'Aquila, saying it set a damaging precedent as "there is no way, at present, to predict earthquakes".

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Bank of Canada keeps benchmark rate unchanged at 1 pct

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Bank of Canada keeps benchmark rate unchanged at 1 pct 

OTTAWA, Oct. 24 — Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada, announced Tuesday that it is maintaining the current overnight interest rate at 1 percent.

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No replacement for fossil fuels in the near future: Arab oil ministers

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on No replacement for fossil fuels in the near future: Arab oil ministers 

DUBAI, Oct. 24 — Despite the international efforts to increase renewable energy solutions, Arab oil and gas ministers agreed Tuesday at the ongoing World Energy Forum 2012 that fossil fuels will strategically remain the dominant sources of energy amid growing demand from the emerging economies.

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EC approves 10 eurozone states' plan to roll out financial transaction tax

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on EC approves 10 eurozone states' plan to roll out financial transaction tax 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 24 — The European Commission (EC) said Tuesday that it had approved a plan by 10 eurozone member states including France and Germany to implement the financial transactions tax (FTT).

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Canadian miner announces positive exploring results at its copper project in Botswana

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Canadian miner announces positive exploring results at its copper project in Botswana 

GABORONE, Oct. 24 — Canadian miner Hana Mining has announced another set of impressive copper-silver results from its Zone 5 on the Kalahari Copperbelt in northwest of Botswana.

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Dollar, yen rise vs euro amid growth concerns

October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Dollar, yen rise vs euro amid growth concerns 

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 — The United States (US) dollar and Japanese yen rose against most of their counterparts on Tuesday amid widespread concerns over global growth and third-quarter corporate financial results.

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