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To fight extremism, Obama calls on US to embrace its Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama…

France's Socialist rebellion puts focus on economic reform

PARIS (AP) Faced with yet another revolt from a group of Socialists over how to fix France's ailing economy, the French prime minister is being forced to defend his pro-business policies to lawmakers from his own party.Though Manuel Valls will probably win Thursday's showdown vote on a censure motion, at stake is the question…

Are Credit Suisse, RBS, Standard Chartered, HSBC, and Barclays Terrorist Banks?

Steven Vincent had just left a money exchange in the southern Iraqi city of Basra when a group of men in police uniforms drove up in a white truck and grabbed him and his translator. It was Aug. 2, 2005. Vincent, a freelance American journalist, had reported on the war for two-and-a-half years. British troops occupied Basra, but he operated without an embed arrangement.

A Diary of the Planet

Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet(Photo: Courtesy of Earthweek.com)Birds vs. FishTwo sets of conservationists in the western United States are at odds over plans to kill 11,000 double-crested cormorants on Oregons East Sand Island to protect endangered juvenile salmon and steelhead trout from the Columbia River.The Army…

BAE Systems sees marginal earnings growth this year

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's biggest defence contractor BAE Systems said it expected earnings to rise marginally this year after it reported 2014 annual earnings broadly in line with forecasts.For 2014, BAE posted earnings per share (EPS) of 38 pence, compared with a company-supplied consensus forecast of 37.7 pence, in…

OSU study: Ocean changes may help - or hurt - fisheries | News

A report to be published Thursday in the journal Nature suggests that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems around the world by the end of this century, especially at high latitudes, and will cause major changes in marine biodiversity.Since upwelling of colder, nutrient-rich water is a driving force behind marine productivity…
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Another MEMS Success Story : GPS World

Another year has gone by, with another year of further improvements in navigation performance of micro-electro-mechnical systems (MEMS) inertial products. SBG Systems in France is now fielding a new generation of MEMS inertial products for much higher accuracy applications.SBG Systems is based in Rueil-Malmaison, less than eight miles west of the center of Paris.

Made in the UAE: Gulf Craft’s $11m floating palace

It has room for 10 guests and ample space for sunbathing. But this is no ordinary holiday home. It is an US$11 million super yacht.The boat is the latest model in the Majesty Yachts brand by the UAE manufacturer, Gulf Craft – a superyacht builder – and was unveiled at the Kuwait Yacht Show this month.“Everything we build is a one-off…

Maersk Line culls Chinese New Year sailings as forward bookings look weak

Maersk Line has advised customers of nine blanked sailings over the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday period, which commences tomorrow, between Asia and Europe in its 2M vessel sharing alliance with MSC.Starting from the end of this week with the cancellation of the Carsten Maersk sailing, which is deployed on 2Ms AE9/Condor service…

Envelope maker aims to seal future growth (From The Northern Echo)

AN envelope maker trusted by the Government to help deliver bills is aiming to create North-East jobs in an expansion. Encore Envelopes told The Northern Echo it is looking to recruit about 20 staff to support a growing packaging venture. The company launched Encore Packaging Solutions in early 2013 to make corrugated and solid board boxes and board envelopes.

IXV space craft completes 20,000 miles journey, aims to reuse space vehicles for future

Reported by: `Customs Today Report February 16, 2015NEW YORK: Back on Earth after a whirlwind journey 20,000 miles around the world, an experimental re-entry demonstrator is on the way to Europe for post-flight inspections aimed at gathering design inputs for future reusable space vehicles.The spacecraft splashed down…
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No, Russia isn’t building a giant new aircraft carrier

Russian Aircraft Carrier “Kuznetsov,” January 1996. WIKIMEDIA/CommonsThe Kremlin is preparing blueprints for a huge new aircraft carrier, Russian media reported in early February, to replace its navy’s current flattop, the relatively small and aged Admiral Kuznetsov.Moscow’s new carrier, however, is likely to remain a paper concept.

Russian Cargo Ship Completes 6-Hour Journey to Resupply ISS

A robotic Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station Tuesday, capping off a busy week of comings and goings at the orbiting lab.Russia's unmanned Progress 58 spacecraft docked to the Zvezda service module at 11:57 a.m. EST, delivering 3 tons of food, fuel, experimental hardware and other gear to the six…

Willem Lange: A Cold Winter? Maritime Adventurers Took It Much Further

Montpelier On June 18, 1884, three Inuit from Julianehaab (now Qaqortoq), a small settlement on Greenlands southwest coast, spotted something unusual on a slab of floe ice where they were seal hunting. They went closer and found twisted planks of wood, and among them various papers, articles of clothing and other items of writing they could not read.

Some 3,800 Migrants Rescued from Mediterranean since Friday

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday that 933 people had arrived on the island of Lampedusa over the previous 24 hours.These latest arrivals, thought to be African or Syrian, were among some 3,800 migrants rescued at sea since last Friday, according to IOM.More than 640 rescued migrants were taken…

Russian Supply Ship Makes 6-Hour Delivery Trip to Space Station

A robotic Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station today (Feb. 17), capping off a busy week of comings and goings at the orbiting lab. Russia's unmanned Progress 58 spacecraft docked to the Zvezda service module at 11:57 a.m. EST (1657 GMT), delivering 3 tons of food, fuel, experimental hardware and other gear to the six crewmembers aboard the station.

In Ukraine, New DC Friendly Advisor Has Bone To Pick With Putin

Is somebody out for revenge?The day a cease-fire between Russian backed separatists and the Ukrainian military went into effect, a man Vladimir Putin once reportedly wanted to hang from his testicles has a new job advising Putins latest advisory, Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko.Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili…

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Copyright 2015 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved2015-02-17DOVER, England and MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015/PRNewswire/ -- P&O Ferries and MTN Communications (MTN) announce the delivery of high-performance Internet connectivity and access to online content through the first Wi-Fi hot spot on the English Channel. This service…

Maersk Training launches new drilling and well control simulator

Maersk Training has opened new advanced Offshore Drilling Simulation and Well Control Training facility in Aberdeen.The purpose built facility in Kingswells is equipped with state of the art simulators designed to teach individuals vital competences to keep themselves and their colleagues, safe in the real world.The simulator works from high powered graphics projected to multiple screens…
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Mediterranean Shipping Company Vessel Helps Container Freight Terminal to New Record

Largest TEU Capacity and a High in Terms of Box Turnaround SPAIN – With the ever larger breed of container ships coming on stream at the moment, records for cargo handling are tumbling at the ports and freight terminals around the world. Earlier this month it was London Gateway announcing better statistics but now it is the turn of a longer established deep water port…