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World

Riyadh mulls big Russian missile buy

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

MOSCOW, (UPI) – Riyadh has reportedly been mulling the purchase of S-300PMU Russian air-defense missile systems and other arms worth as much as $4 billion, possibly as an inducement to Moscow not to supply such […]

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Health

H1N1 prevalent among hospital ER workers

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

NEW YORK, (UPI) – U.S. medical researchers say the nation’s hospital emergency department workers suffered from H1N1 influenza more than any other healthcare professionals. The study, led by Cynthia Santos of Weill Cornell Medical School, […]

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USA

How BP’s compensation fund will work

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

The $20 billion account that President Barack Obama and top BP executives agreed to on Wednesday should save Gulf Coast residents a lot of time in court, offering a one-stop compensation shop for people and […]

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United Kingdom

BP chief executive Tony Hayward to step down

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

London (dpa) – BP Plc chief executive Tony Hayward is to step down following intense criticism of his handling of the worst oil spill in US history, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. Hayward negotiated […]

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World

After heated debate, Catalonia bans bullfighting

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

By Henry Chu Los Angeles Times BARCELONA, Spain – The independence-minded region of Catalonia became the first on the Spanish mainland to outlaw bullfighting Wednesday after impassioned debate. Lawmakers in Catalonia’s regional assembly approved the […]

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Technology

Android phones outsell iPhone in 2010

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

By David Sarno Los Angeles Times Google-powered Android phones are outselling Apple’s iPhone, according to a report released Monday by Nielsen Co. Among consumers who purchased a smart phone in the first half of 2010, […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand welfare system out of control

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – The state welfare system in New Zealand, which pioneered cradle-to-grave care of its citizens 72 years ago, is “unsustainable, outdated and fragmented”, an official inquiry reported Monday. It said that […]

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New Zealand

Assault case against dancing Turk

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – New Zealand police have decided to continue with an assault charge against a Turkish man despite his claim that he was dancing with his wife, not assaulting her. Prosecutor Steve […]

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USA

Rod Blagojevich, felon

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) Rod Blagojevich behaved Tuesday evening as if he had won a grand victory: The massed resources of federal investigators and prosecutors couldn’t convince all 12 jurors of his guilt on 23 […]

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New Zealand

John Reid: “Throw Pakistan out”

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – Pakistan, which has players subject to investigations into illegal betting scams, should be thrown out of international cricket, according to former New Zealand captain and match referee John Reid. “I […]