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33 articles published/printed


Mali fight may tie up France

Jan 14, 2013

Mali fight may tie up France

France’s vow to battle Islamist militants in Mali “as long as necessary” risks plunging the former colonial power into a prolonged campaign, according to diplomats and experts. “It is getting nasty and there will be a chaotic few weeks ahead,” said a senior U.N. ...

Jan 14, 2013

BOJ to get behind 2% inflation target: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that his government will set a medium-term 2 percent inflation target with the Bank of Japan in a joint statement expected later this month to help shore up the recession-hit economy. “What will be important is properly including ...

Tepco's power bidding plan raises warming concerns

Jan 14, 2013

Tepco's power bidding plan raises warming concerns

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to start a bidding process next month to secure long-term electricity supplies from thermal power sources. The plan is generating concern in some quarters about the effect on greenhouse gas emissions because the system implies the sole use of ...

Australians deploy social media in battle against bush fires

Jan 14, 2013

Australians deploy social media in battle against bush fires

As dozens of unpredictable bush fires break out due to the extreme heat affecting many parts of Australia, military-style operations are in full swing at a “nerve center” that harnesses state-of-the-art technology allied to the power of social media. Already equipped with the world’s ...