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Passenger ferry evacuated after fire breaks out off Greece

Dec 28, 2014

Passenger ferry evacuated after fire breaks out off Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - An international rescue effort was under way in high winds after a car ferry carrying 466 passengers and crew caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy and its captain ordered its evacuation, officials said on Sunday. Passengers who telephoned Greek television stations gave dramatic testimony of conditions on the ship, which caught fire just before 6.00 a.m. #Business #facebook #United States #Brazil #Greece #Russia #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America
S.Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

Dec 28, 2014

S.Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd has been intensifying its cyber security, President and CEO Cho Seok said. He gave no details of the continued cyberattacks or the company's response, citing security reasons #facebook #United States #Arabic #Russia #South Korea #Korea #Italy #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #author
Missing AirAsia flight had asked to fly higher to avoid cloud - official

Dec 28, 2014

Missing AirAsia flight had asked to fly higher to avoid cloud - official

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesia AirAsia flight went missing on Sunday about half way between its origin of Surabaya in Indonesia and its destination of Singapore, an Indonesian transport official said. The aircraft was between the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pandan and the town of Pontianak, in West Kalimantan on Borneo island, when it went missing, Joko Muryo Atmodjo, air transportation director at the Transport Ministry, told a news conference. The aircraft had been flying at 32,000 feet and had asked to fly at 38,000 feet to avoid clouds, he said #United States #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #North Korea #United Kingdom #Latin America #author #opinion
North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama  'monkey'

Dec 28, 2014

North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama 'monkey'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a "monkey" and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet outages it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures. The National Defence Commission, the North's ruling body chaired by state leader Kim Jong Un, said Obama was responsible for Sony's belated decision to release the action comedy "The Interview", which depicts a plot to assassinate Kim. #Business #facebook #United States #Obama #India #Brazil #France #markets #Korea #Latin America #Mexico
Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer

Dec 28, 2014

Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday for the funeral of one of two policemen shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police. The service for Rafael Ramos was one of the largest police funerals in the city's history, with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden among the dignitaries #United States #Funeral #Arabic #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion #city

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Why Nancy Powell's exit can help India-US rebuild relations

Apr 01, 2014

Why Nancy Powell's exit can help India-US rebuild relations

US ambassador Nancy Powells resignation is the first real indication that Washington has woken up and is starting to smell the chai. #United States #India #diplomacy #India-US Relations #Nancy Powell #Devyani Khobadgade
After Deng-isms, some Teddy-isms for our next Prime Minister

Feb 25, 2014

After Deng-isms, some Teddy-isms for our next Prime Minister

Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt was also called the "trust buster", smashing Americas "robber baron" monopolies with ruthless reforms. #Anna Hazare #United States #InMyOpinion #Sanitation #Fareed Zakaria #Woodrow Wilson #Theodore Roosevelt #Standard Oil