Monthly Archives: November 2011

Two feared dead in New Zealand helicopter crash (AP) – 2140th Edition

AP – A pilot and conservation worker are missing and feared dead after the helicopter they were flying to fight a fire crashed into the ocean off New Zealand’s far north coast.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Elite Marine role in Afghanistan key to 2014 exit (AP) – 2139th Edition

AP – In this dusty village in southern Afghanistan a small team of elite U.S. Marines is nudging Afghans toward rejection of the Taliban insurgency, a mission that is emerging as central to the U.S. and NATO exit strategy but … Continue reading

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China drift toward more state control “troubling”: U.S. (Reuters) – 2138th Edition

Reuters – The United States on Wednesday criticized China for backing away from free market reforms and moving toward more state control of its economy as Beijing approaches the tenth anniversary of its entry into the World Trade Organization.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit … Continue reading

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Excommunicated bishop joins in China ordination (AP) – 2137th Edition

AP – An excommunicated bishop took part in an ordination ceremony in southwest China on Wednesday, an event likely to worsen relations between the Chinese state-controlled Catholic church and the Vatican, which had warned against his participation.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s … Continue reading

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Summary Box: Twitter, mixi link up in Japan (AP) – 2136th Edition

AP – TWEET SUCCESS: Twitter Inc. and Japan’s biggest homegrown social networking site mixi Inc. joined forces Wednesday to strengthen their ground against a rapidly expanding Facebook.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Summary Box: Johnson Controls Shanghai Plant (AP) – 2135th Edition

AP – BATTERY ASSAULT: U.S. battery maker Johnson Controls is at odds with Shanghai’s environmental regulator over tests the company says show it was not responsible for severe lead poisoning cases in children discovered earlier this year.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s … Continue reading

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NATO: Pakistan resumes some cooperation (AP) – 2134th Edition

AP – Pakistan resumed some cooperation with U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan following NATO strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers by working with the coalition to prevent another cross-border incident from escalating, a spokesman said Wednesday. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog … Continue reading

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NATO attack on Pakistani troops not deliberate: U.S. (Reuters) – 2133th Edition

Reuters – The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday strongly rejected accusations from Pakistan that NATO deliberately killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last weekend.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Fukushima residents tour German renewable village (AP) – 2132th Edition

AP – A group of residents from the radiation-stricken area around Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear reactors and a Tokyo actor are visiting Germany to learn how renewable energy could work in their homeland. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine … Continue reading

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Study shows deeper meltdown at Japan nuke reactor (AP) – 2131th Edition

AP – Radioactive debris from melted fuel rods may have seeped deeper into the floor of a Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear reactor than previously thought, to within a foot from breaching the crucial steel barrier, a new simulation showed Wednesday.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit … Continue reading

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