Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France
PARIS – A French court on Monday (13/02/2012) declared US biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.
‘Monsignors’ mutiny’ revealed by Vatican leaks
VATICAN CITY – Call it Conspiracy City. Call it Scandal City. Call it Leak City. These days the holy city has been in the news for anything but holy reasons.
Germany loses patience with Greece
BERLIN – Germany is running out of patience with throwing money into the “bottomless pit” of Greece’s debt crisis and any lingering sympathy in Berlin is being undermined by anti-German slogans on the lips of politicians and austerity protesters in Athens.
Schiphol airport bomb threat suspect arrested
AMSTERDAM – Dutch police arrested a man suspected of making a bomb threat at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Monday (13/02/2012) after the scare forced a partial evacuation at the airport, one of Europe’s busiest, military police said.
EU aviation carbon tax fuels concerns
SINGAPORE – Global planemaker Airbus joined a chorus of concern that a European scheme to charge airlines for carbon emissions risks triggering a full-blown trade war, with implications for plane deals and even Europe’s crippling sovereign debt crisis.
A year on, only brief home visits for nuclear evacuees
OKUMA, Japan – Back home for just three hours, a tearful Miyoko Takeda sorted through her belongings. She left behind the kimonos she once wore as a traditional dancer, fearful they might be contaminated by radiation.
Pakistan supreme court charges PM with contempt
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Supreme Court charged the embattled prime minister with contempt of court on Monday (13/02/2012)for his refusal to re-open old corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, complicating the country’s political crisis.
Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials
ATHENS – Greece’s largest police union has threatened to issue arrest warrants for officials from the country’s European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders for demanding deeply unpopular austerity measures.
Greek leaders face crunch talks as unions strike
ATHENS – Greek party leaders face crunch talks on Tuesday (07/02/2012) to secure a new international bailout and avoid a chaotic debt default, caught between EU demands that they accept painful reforms now and a national strike against more austerity.
Hackers sought $50,000 from Symantec for anti-virus blueprint
Hackers sought $50,000 from U.S. anti-virus firm Symantec Corp in return for the stolen blueprints to its flagship products under what the company says was a sting operation run by an undisclosed law enforcement agency via emails.
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