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France: new base to fight pirates, guard oil lanes, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 25, 2009 12:39 am | by BRIAN MURPHY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Monday his nation's first military base in the Gulf is an important step in international cooperation to fight piracy and safeguard crucial oil routes.The naval station is France's first major foothold in the Gulf...

Soccer: Nakamura undecided on next step after disappointing end for Celtic+

May 25, 2009 12:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GLASGOW, Scotland, May 25 (Kyodo) — Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura on Sunday welcomed an offer from his former Japanese club Yokohama F Marinos but declined to comment on what course of action he would take for next season."It's an honor to receive an offer from any club. It feels even better...

Nigerian militants say 3 hostages freed, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AF

May 25, 2009 12:29 am | by EDWARD HARRIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Militants sabotaged major crude pipelines in Nigeria's chaotic oil region on Monday, further trimming crude production as the military widened an operation to uproot the fighters.The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said it had destroyed pipes run by Chevron...

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Pakistani Taliban to Swat civilians: Come back, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 25, 2009 12:23 am | by NAHAL TOOSI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has no intention of halting its offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley, despite a pledge by militants to temporarily stop attacking security forces in the main city out of concern for trapped civilians.The Taliban also urged civilians to return...

Germany aims for Opel solution this week, 4th Ld-Writethru, EU

May 25, 2009 12:13 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that Germany aims to loosen European unit Opel's ties with troubled parent General Motors Corp. ahead of a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by GM.Merkel, whose government is examining three rival bids for German-based Adam Opel GmbH, indicated...

3RD LD: BOJ's Shirakawa urges banks to cut shareholdings to reduce risk+

May 25, 2009 12:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANAZAWA, Japan, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH SHIRAKAWA'S PRESS CONFERENCE)Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa called Monday on Japanese banks to reduce their large stockholdings, a major factor that made them incur huge losses in fiscal 2008 amid the stock market turbulence."Risks...

Volvo in talks with Flemish premier about support, EU

May 25, 2009 12:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ford-owned Volvo Cars said Monday it has entered intensified talks with the Flemish government about support for the ailing car brand.Volvo chief executive Stephen Odell will meet Monday with Flemish Premier Kris Peeters in Brussels to discuss potential guarantees from the Flemish...

Auszeichnung wurdigt MiX Telematics als Europas fuhrenden Anbieter von Telematiklosungen

May 25, 2009 12:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STELLENBOSCH, Sudafrika-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 25. Mai 2009-- MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX) wurde jetzt der "European Commercial Vehicle Telematics Product Line Strategy Award" zuerkannt. Diese Auszeichnung wird jahrlich von der weltweit tatigen Unternehmensberatung Frost & Sullivan vergeben, die in...

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prestigieux atteste du leadership de MiX Telematics sur le marche europeen des solutions de telematique

May 25, 2009 12:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STELLENBOSCH, Afrique du Sud-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 25 mai 2009-- MiX Telematics (JSE:MIX) vient d'etre designe comme gagnant du " European Commercial Vehicle Telematics Product Line Strategy Award ", un prix remis chaque annee par Frost & Sullivan, societe internationale de conseils en croissance....

FRO - Invitation to presentation of Q1 2009 Results

May 24, 2009 11:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Frontline Ltd.'s first quarter 2009 results will be released on Thursday May 28, 2009. In connection with this a presentation and a teleconference/webcast will be held as described below:1. PresentationA presentation of Frontline Ltd.'s first quarter 2009 results will take place in Oslo at Stranden...

Indian rights activist to be freed on bail, AS

May 24, 2009 11:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Monday ordered that a human rights activist facing trial in eastern India for allegedly aiding the region's communist rebels be released on bail, his daughter said.Dr. Binayak Sen, a 59-year-old physician and outspoken government critic who has long worked...

Tests Confirm the Large Flow Capacity of Bluewater's Composite Cryogenic Hose Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 24, 2009 11:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOOFDDORP, the Netherlands-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009--Bluewater Energy Services B.V., a member of the Bluewater group of companies, have successfully completed a series of flow tests on their Composite Cryogenic Hose for offshore LNG transfer.The flow tests were held at TNO Deltares, and the...

Police use GPS to track suspects despite murky law, US

May 24, 2009 11:31 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators were tipped that habitual criminal Bernardo Garcia was back to making and dealing methamphetamine in 2005 but they needed more evidence to nail him.So they secretly installed a GPS to his borrowed Ford Tempo. The technology showed Garcia often drove to land in...

LEAD: S. Korea blasts N. Korea's nuclear test as 'serious threat'+

May 24, 2009 11:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)South Korea on Monday blasted North Korea for conducting a second nuclear test, calling it a "serious threat to world peace" and an "intolerable provocative act."South Korea will cooperate with the international community to have the U.N. Security...

3RD LD: Japan raps N. Korea's nuke test, requests UNSC meeting+

May 24, 2009 11:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING, ADDING INFO)Japan denounced North Korea for conducting a second nuclear test Monday and requested that an ad hoc U.N. Security Council meeting be held later in the day in New York to deal with the situation.The test, which Pyongyang around midday announced...

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