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Thu
18
Oct
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ROLLS-ROYCE OPENS FIRST SHOWROOM IN LATIN AMERICA

 

The first Rolls-Royce showroom in Latin America has opened in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, located in the Av. Cidade Jardim. The Via Italia Group, headquartered in São Paulo, is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ appointed dealer in Brazil.

 

The new 500 square metre showroom has been designed to provide discerning clientele with a relaxing atmosphere in which to commission their motor car. The use of glass and space has been carefully considered to provide optimum natural light. The Customer Lounge, which features bespoke-designed furniture and cabinets, includes leather, wood, surface finish and carpet samples from the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, England and examples of the Company’s renowned Bespoke programme. All Phantom and Ghost family models will be available for customer order.

 

Wed
17
Oct
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Australian PM Julia Gillard Agrees To Sell Uranium To India

 

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh praised Labor's change of policy which allowed potential uranium sales "as recognition of India's energy needs as well as our record and credentials".

The agreement to begin safeguard negotiations came after a bilateral meeting between Dr Singh and Julia Gillard in New Delhi last night.

But it could take one to two years to hammer out. Such an agreement is needed before commercial negotiations can begin on uranium exports.

The two leaders also agreed to hold annual talks and to boost defence cooperation.

Ms Gillard again invited Dr Singh to visit Australia and in a joint statement the two leaders said the date of the visit would be finalised through "diplomatic channels".

"He said to me he'd love to come, it's a question of finding the time given the Prime Minister's busy program," Ms Gillard said.

Sun
14
Oct
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Kofi Annan says exPM Tony Blair could have stopped the Iraq war

 

Annan argued in an interview published in The Times newspaper that Blair could have changed Bush's mind because of the special relationship between the two nations and the two leaders.

Annan said he often had contemplated what might have happened if “Blair had said 'George, this is where we part company. You're on your own',” following the failure to secure a second UN resolution.

“I really think it could have stopped the war,” added the Nobel peace laureate. Annan was UN secretary general at the time of the crisis.

Fri
12
Oct
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Bentley Showcases Unrivalled Product Range at the Paris Salon

Bentley

Today at the Paris International Auto Salon, Bentley is unveiling its Continental GT3 race car concept, signalling the Company's intention to return to motorsport towards the end of 2013. Bentley is also showcasing its full product range at this year's Salon. From the hand-crafted, high-luxury Mulsanne saloon through to the 205 mph (330 km/h) Continental GT Speed performance flagship, the models presented on the show stand clearly reflect the unrivalled breadth of this world-famous brand. Commenting on Bentley's stand at the Paris Salon, Dr.Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive, said: "The Paris Salon is a particularly important date in Bentley's automotive calendar. Exactly ten years ago, the unveiling of the Continental GT concept was a defining moment in Bentley's history, marking the beginning of the company's product-led renaissance.

Sun
07
Oct
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U.S. Agrees with South Korea Missile Range Extension

South Korea

By:  N. Tru Bass ♦

The United States has reached an agreement with South Korea to extend the reach of its ballistic missiles by more than twice the current limit. 

The deal was in response to the threat from North Korea according to a statement from a South Korean official on Sunday. 

According to officials Seoul has for years sought to extend its missile range to deter the North, which it said had developed missiles that could reach every corner of their country.   Currently, all of South Korea as well as U.S. military installations in Japan and Guam, are within the range of North Korea. 

Under the new deal, South Korea can develop missiles up to a range of 497 miles from the current limit of 186 miles, said Chun Young-woo, secretary to President Lee Myung-bak for foreign security affairs.  

Wed
03
Oct
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West Houston Immigrant:stole military technology for Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — An American success story of an immigrant from Kazakhstan who made millions off his Texas export firm took a Cold War-era turn on Wednesday when U.S. authorities accused him of being a secret agent who's been stealing military technology for the Russian military.

Alexander Fishenko was among 11 defendants named in a federal indictment filed in Brooklyn charging them with conspiring to purposely evade strict export controls for cutting-edge microelectronics. It also charges Fishenko with money laundering and operating inside the United States as an unregistered agent of the Russian government.

Mon
01
Oct
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14 Dead In Afghanistan Overnight: NATO Troups Among Them

 

Three soldiers from the Nato-led coalition and their interpreter were among the dead, Afghan officials said, as were the local commander of a police reserve unit and three other police.

Six civilians were killed in the blast in Khost province, eastern Afghanistan, and the death toll was expected to climb as many of the wounded were in a critical condition.

A spokesman for the Taliban movement said one of its bombers, called Shoaib, had carried out the blast.

The explosion came a day after the US death toll from the 11-year-long Afghan campaign passed 2,000, according to a tally kept by the AP news agency.

Casualties among Afghan soldiers, policemen and civilians are far higher.

 

Thu
27
Sep
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China Outraged After Japanese PM Noda's Remark

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- China was outraged by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's remarks to reporters at the UN General Assembly, and has urged Japan to cease immediately all actions that infringe China's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

"China is strongly disappointed and sternly opposes the Japanese leader's obstinacy regarding his wrong position on the Diaoyu Islands issue," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a written statement on Thursday.

Qin's remarks came following Noda's insistence when responding to reporter's questions at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that the Diaoyu Islands "are an integral part" of Japan's territory in light of history and of international law.

Wed
19
Sep
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Mother-to-daughter womb transplant 'success' in Sweden

 
Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried, doctors say, hailing the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.
The weekend procedures were completed by more than 10 surgeons at Sweden's University of Gothenburg.
The names of the patients have not been revealed.
Doctors caution they will not consider the operations successful unless the women achieve pregnancy.
"We are not going to call it a complete success until this results in children," said Michael Olausson, one of the Swedish surgeons told The Associated Press.
"That's the best proof."
Both women started in-vitro fertilisation before the surgery, he said, adding that their frozen embryos will be thawed and transferred if the women are considered in good enough health after a year-long observation period.
Up and walking

Wed
12
Sep
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U.S. Ambassador to Libya Is Dead

Christopher Stevens

 

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other American diplomats were killed when suspected Libyan religious extremists stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi late Tuesday, sparking a security crisis across the North African country and raising tensions across the Middle East.

Libyan officials spent the night in a manhunt trying to find those responsible for the killings, which occurred when an angry armed mob attacked the diplomatic complex in an apparent protest against an anti-Islamic video created and produced by an American-Israeli real-estate developer.

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