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Archbishop slams Irish Catholic orders over abuse, 4th Ld-Writethru, EU

May 25, 2009 2:13 am | by SHAWN POGATCHNIK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN (AP) — Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin slammed Irish Catholic orders Monday for concealing their culpability in decades of child abuse, and said they needed to come up with much more money to compensate victims.The comments from Martin, a veteran Vatican diplomat, were the harshest yet by...

HL:N.L. residents duck and cover during attacks from protective mother hawk@

May 25, 2009 2:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORTH WEST BROOK, N.L. — People near a community on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador have been taking some heat from a protective mother hawk.Several people have been attacked, suffering cuts to their heads and hands, near a walking trail in the North West Brook area.A sign has been put...

Sanofi wins swine flu vaccine order, EU

May 25, 2009 2:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — Sanofi Pasteur, the world's largest vaccine maker, said Monday it has won a $190 million order from the United States government to make a swine flu vaccine.The company, a unit of French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis SA, said in a statement that it is "the first of what is expected to be a...

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(NTT Com) Signs Definitive Purchase Agreement to Acquire Pacific Crossing Limited (Pacific Crossing) Business Editors/Telecommunications Writers

May 25, 2009 2:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMILTON, Bermuda-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- Pacific Crossing Limited, the operator of the most reliable trans-Pacific undersea cable network, PC-1, today announced that it had agreed to be acquired by NTT Com, the international and long distance service arm of NTT Corporation. NTT Com will...

ABN Amro reports euro886 million loss in 1Q, EU

May 25, 2009 2:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM (AP) — ABN Amro Group reported a net loss of euro866 million ($1.21 billion) for the first quarter on Monday, due to losses at businesses owned by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC.In the same period a year ago, the group's predecessor ABN Amro Holding NV reported a net profit of euro3.6...

ABN Amro reports €886 million loss in 1Q, EU

May 25, 2009 2:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM (AP) — ABN Amro Group reported a net loss of €866 million ($1.21 billion) for the first quarter on Monday, due to losses at businesses owned by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC.In the same period a year ago, the group's predecessor ABN Amro Holding NV reported a net profit of €3.6 billion. That...

Sri Lanka to add soldiers to prevent Tiger return, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 25, 2009 1:52 am | by KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's military said it plans to enlist at least 100,000 more soldiers to head off any resurgence of the separatist Tamil Tigers, who were routed by government forces last week to end a quarter century of civil war.The troop buildup comes amid concern that remnants of...

Consumer electronics shipments in Japan fall 13.7% in April+

May 25, 2009 1:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — Shipments of consumer electronics products in Japan in April fell 13.7 percent from a year earlier to 200.3 billion yen, declining for the seventh consecutive month, due largely to sluggish demand for car navigation systems and other audiovisual equipment for automobiles, an...

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Somalia's radical group claims Mogadishu bombing, 4th Ld-Writethru, AF

May 25, 2009 1:52 am | by MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president urged the international community Monday to help his country drive out hundreds of foreigners who are believed to be fighting alongside radical Islamic insurgents in the country.President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed made the appeal as a radical Islamic...

Gov't raises assessment of Japan economy, 1st since Feb. 2006+

May 25, 2009 1:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — The government on Monday raised its assessment of the Japanese economy for the first time in more than three years, citing a gradual pickup in external demand and falling corporate inventories, bringing new hope that the worst of the recession may be over."While the economy...

US dairy subsidy move seen as backward step, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 25, 2009 1:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia and New Zealand on Monday condemned a U.S. decision to reintroduce export subsidies on dairy products as a step toward trade protectionism.The move under the U.S. Dairy Export Incentive Program followed the European Union's reintroduction of export subsidies...

LEAD: Dollar rebounds to 95 yen zone on N. Korean nuclear test, buybacks+

May 25, 2009 1:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: CLARIFYING 1ST GRAF)The U.S. dollar bounced back to briefly top the 95 yen line Monday in Tokyo as buybacks set in after North Korea announced that it had conducted its second nuclear test.At 5 p.m., the dollar fetched 94.98-95.00 yen, compared with Friday's 5 p.m....

LEAD: Aso blasts North's nuclear test as 'grave challenge' to NPT regime+

May 25, 2009 1:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)Prime Minister Taro Aso said Monday that North Korea's reported nuclear test is a "grave challenge" to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty regime and a "clear violation" of a U.N. Security Council resolution banning the North from nuclear activity.North...

venture arm of Zambon Company SpA, and Yissum Research Development Company Ltd. Sign a Licensing Agreement for the Development of an Innovative Nanotechnology Drug Delivery System ...

May 25, 2009 1:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN, Italy & JERUSALEM, Israel-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009--Z-Cube Srl, the corporate venture arm of Zambon Company SpA, and Yissum Research Development Company Ltd., the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced today that they have entered into a license...

NKorea's Kim Jong Il sends message on Roh's death, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 25, 2009 1:16 am | by YOUNG-JOON AHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BONGHA, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's leader expressed sorrow Monday at the death of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, as South Koreans mourned and recalled a leader who championed the oppressed but whose legacy was tarnished by a corruption scandal.Kim Jong Il's message of "profound...

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