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World 15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Critics ask if Japan ex-PM learnt from mistakes as eyes top job again?

TOKYO (Reuters) - Five years after ending a brief tenure marked by nationalist rhetoric tempered with pragmatic diplomacy, scandals in his cabinet and a devastating election loss, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised for another shot at Japan's top job.

World 15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ex-Japan PM in line for old job; will pragmatism top nationalism?

TOKYO (Reuters) - Five years after ending a brief tenure marked by nationalist rhetoric tempered with pragmatic diplomacy, scandals in his cabinet and a devastating election loss, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised for another shot at Japan's top job.

World 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Facebook tailoring ad services for businesses

NEW YORK: Facebook's chief operating officer was in New York on Monday working to bolster investor confidence with assurances that the social network was intent on making money.

World 17 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Separatists lead new Quebec opinion poll, ruling Liberals sag

(Reuters) - The ruling Liberals in Canada's French-speaking province of Quebec are losing support to an upstart new party, but separatists still hold the upper hand and look set to form the next government after the September 4 election, according to a new opinion poll published on Friday.

World 31 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Israel says Palestine upgrade at U.N. would be mistake

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Upgrading the Palestinians' U.N. status would be a

World 29 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hard times spur midnight classes at US colleges

BOSTON (Reuters) - In this windowless classroom, with cinder-block walls and fluorescent lighting, it could be any time of day, but the wide yawns, drooping eyelids and giant urn of free coffee suggest this is no ordinary college class.

World 25 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Biometric systems: Not quite ready for prime time?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Biometric identification systems are depicted as foolproof crime-fighting tools in Hollywood but in reality they are far from perfect, a report by the National Research Council said on Friday.

World 08 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oxygen drops near BP spill but no "dead zone" - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hungry microbes feasting on spilled BP oil caused a drop in oxygen levels in the Gulf of Mexico, but did not create a marine

Community 08 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

‘Aedes-breeding’ sites issued stop-work order

FIVE construction sites in Ampang have been issued stop-work orders after aedes mosquito larvae was found in their compounds.

World 04 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - For Louisiana gov, spill another chance to shine

HOUSTON (Reuters) - For Louisiana's young Republican governor, a massive oil spill lurking off his state's fragile coast is another chance to show his skills as a detail-oriented manager and position himself for the national political stage.