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Russia's Gazprom cuts all gas supplies to Ukraine
Associated Press - Wed Dec 31, 2008
MOSCOW - Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom cut all natural gas supplies to Ukraine on Thursday morning after talks broke down over payments for past shipments and a new energy price contract for 2009. More»

DHL to cut 9,500 jobs and close US service centers
Associated Press - Sun Nov 9, 2008
FRANKFURT, Germany - Deutsche Post AG will close all of its DHL Express service centers, cut 9,500 jobs in the United States and eliminate US-only domestic shipping by land and air, the company said Monday, citing heavy losses and fierce competition. More»

The GM genocide
Daily Mail - Sun Nov 2, 2008
Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops. More»

Leaders May Close World's Markets
Bloomberg - Fri Oct 10, 2008
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world's financial markets while they "rewrite the rules of international finance. More»

Mad cow disease kills mother and son
CNN - Wed Sep 24, 2008
MADRID, Spain - The mother of a Spanish man who died from the human form of mad cow disease has also died from the illness, Spain's Ministry of Health says. More»

Photo: Run on Hong Kong Bank Run on Hong Kong Bank
Telegraph, UK - Tue Sep 23, 2008
Panicked customers queued to withdraw their savings from branches of the Bank of East Asia in Hong Kong as rumours circulated that the bank was facing financial problems, agencies reported. More»

More Bank Trouble: "Financial Meltdown"
Associated Press - Sun Sep 14, 2008
NEW YORK - When Wall Street woke up Monday morning, two more of its storied firms had fallen. More»

Photo: David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself
Daily Mail - Tue Sep 9, 2008
A female confidante of Dr David Kelly raised disturbing new questions last night over how the Ministry of Defense weapons inspector was able to kill himself. More»

Church of Scientology to be tried in France for fraud
AFP - Sun Sep 7, 2008
PARIS - The controversial Church of Scientology will be tried in a French court for "organised fraud" and seven of its members for illegally prescribing drugs, legal sources said Monday. More»

Germans probing whether Bayer pesticide caused honeybee colony collapse
Raleigh News & Observer - Wed Aug 27, 2008
Bayer CropScience officials are rejecting claims that some of the company's pesticides played a role in the disappearance of millions of US honeybees. More»

ExxonMobil profit hits record on oil surge
AFP - Wed Jul 30, 2008
NEW YORK - Surging oil prices helped US energy giant ExxonMobil to a 14 percent jump in quarterly net profit to 11.68 billion dollars in results Thursday short of most forecasts on Wall Street. More»

Photo: South Korea Protests US Beef Imports South Korea Protests US Beef Imports
BBC - Sat May 31, 2008
South Korean police have clashed with demonstrators in the capital Seoul during protests over government plans to resume US beef imports. More»

Vatican: Excommunication for female priests
Associated Press - Thu May 29, 2008
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican insisted Friday that it is properly following Christian tradition by excluding females from the priesthood as it issued a new warning that women taking part in ordinations will be excommunicated. More»

Rescuers at China quake epicenter, digging by hand
Associated Press - Tue May 13, 2008
HANWANG, China - Soldiers rushed to shore up a dam cracked by this week's powerful earthquake, and rescuers came by helicopter and ship Wednesday into the isolated epicenter but still were forced to dig for survivors with their bare hands. More»

Red Cross: Up to 128,000 may have died in Myanmar
Associated Press - Tue May 13, 2008
YANGON, Myanmar - The Red Cross estimated Wednesday that the cyclone death toll in Myanmar could be as high as 128,000 - a much higher figure than the government tally. More»

Earthquake death toll in China may be 5,000
Associated Press - Sun May 11, 2008
CHONGQING, China - Chinese state media say 3,000 to 5,000 people have died in one county in Sichuan province alone from a massive earthquake. More»

Nearly 900 students trapped by China earthquake
Associated Press - Sun May 11, 2008
BEIJING - A powerful earthquake struck central China on Monday, trapping nearly 900 students after their school collapsed and leaving at least 107 people dead across several provinces, state media reported. More»

Overlooked in the global food crisis: A problem with dirt
Associated Press - Sat May 10, 2008
Science has provided the souped-up seeds to feed the world, through biotechnology and old-fashioned crossbreeding -- now the problem is the dirt they're planted in. More»

Dead are thrown into rivers as the living wait for aid
CNN - Mon May 5, 2008
BOGALAY, Myanmar - Homeless children watched Tuesday as solemn men unceremoniously dropped dead bodies into the river of this southern Myanmar township. More»

Myanmar: Death toll more than 15,000
CNN - Mon May 5, 2008
YANGON, Myanmar - The death toll from the Myanmar cyclone is more than 15,000 people, Myanmar's government has said, with at least 10,000 killed in the township of Bogalay alone, according to the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua. More»

BP and Shell post big profits in era of record oil prices
Associated Press - Mon Apr 28, 2008
LONDON - BP PLC and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's two biggest oil producers, posted forecast-busting first-quarter earnings on Tuesday thanks to record crude oil prices that are expected to bolster profits across the industry. More»

Report: 100 dead in Tibet violence
CNN - Fri Mar 14, 2008
NEW DELHI, India - Violent protests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa against Chinese rule have left at least 100 people dead, according to unconfirmed reports from exiles in India, while official media put the death toll at 10. More»

Photo: New Case of Mad Cow Reported in Canada New Case of Mad Cow Reported in Canada
Associated Press - Tue Feb 26, 2008
OTTAWA - Canadian officials confirmed a new case of mad cow disease Tuesday, the second such case in two months and the 12th since the disease was first discovered in Canada in 2003. More»

Australia says "Oopsie!" for 60 year Eugenics Program
BBC - Mon Feb 11, 2008
A Welsh woman taken from her mixed-race parents as a baby by the Australian government has welcomed a planned apology for the "stolen generations". More»

Mexico Tries to Help Deportees
Time - Fri Feb 8, 2008
Carlos Martinez was in a state of total panic after being deported from the United States to the Mexican border city of Matamoros - he had no money, nowhere to go, and, worst of all, he didn't speak Spanish. More»

Record prices for grain from corn to rice have ignited food riots
Christian Science Monitor - Thu Jan 17, 2008
Record prices for grain from corn to rice have ignited food riots from Jakarta to Rome. More»

FBI finds Blackwater trucks patched
Associated Press - Mon Jan 7, 2008
Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government's investigation of the incident. More»

Monsanto 1Q profit nearly triples
Associated Press - Fri Jan 4, 2008
Monsanto Company reported Thursday that its first-quarter earnings nearly tripled because of surprisingly strong herbicide and seed sales in Latin America. More»

5 Billion US aid to Pakistan diverted, squandered
AFP - Sun Dec 23, 2007
More than five billion dollars in US aid to Pakistan has often never reached the military units it was intended for to fight Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and was instead diverted to other programs, the New York Times reported Monday. More»

Twenty-seven trapped in Australian mine
AFP - Sat Nov 17, 2007
SYDNEY, Australia - A gold mine collapsed in Australia early Monday, trapping 27 workers underground, police said. More»

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