ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland - The escalating civil war in Syria and the deepening divisions between the western powers and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the war-torn country are to be the focus of the G8 summit that opened here Monday. Putin is likely to attack US President Barack Obama over his move to arm the rebels fighting the Assad regime. "The EU is convinced that we are ...
WASHINGTON - The United States has said it wants "credible negotiations" with North Korea as Pyongyang in its latest offer has expressed desire to start "senior-level" talks with America on regional peace and easing tensions. President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart, Park Geun-hye, are said to have discussed the issue by telephone Sunday evening. They agreed to close ...
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, once known as 'Mr Clean Hands' in a country troubled by corruption, was forced to resign after his chief of staff was accused of abusing the state security apparatus to spy on three people including the First Lady. The announcement threw the Czech Republic into political chaos. Necas will stay on as caretaker leader until a new ...
LONDON - Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed secrets of the US intelligence, has disclosed that Britain's electronic intelligence agency spied on foreign politicians and officials who attended the London G20 summit in 2009, a news report said. The disclosures by The Guardian may cause diplomatic tension as they coincide with the latest G8 summit being hosted by London in Northern ...
MOSCOW - Robert K. Kraft, an American business magnate and New England Patriots football team owner, has alleged that Vladimir Putin took away his Super Bowl ring in 2005, an accusation that has sparked a minor international controversy The Russian president however denied the allegation about the diamond-encrusted sporting prize that he says was gifted to him by the football team ...
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How does the old adage go? Two's company, three's a crowd, and four is really pushing it? Such is the case with "Batman and Robin," proof positive that only a select few movie series can survive past a third installment without going stale. Director Joel Schumacher (who reinvented the series in 1995 with "Batman Forever") pours on the same tricks thicker and heavier than ever, but all to no avail. ... ...
G8 leaders Tuesday condemned any use of chemical weapons in Syria, and that they were deeply concerned by the growing threat from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East country. In a final communique issued after the annual G8 summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, the leaders called on all parties in the conflict to allow access to the UN investigating team, Xinhua reported. It said the ...
An agreement for loan of US$ 255 million (equivalent) from World Bank for the "National AIDS Control Project (NACP-IV)" was signed here today between India and the World Bank. Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance signed on behalf of the Government of India and Mr.Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank. ...
Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned Europe that it will live to regret arming rebel factions in the Syrian conflict. The move to arm the rebels would lead to the "export" of terrorism to the continent, The Independent daily quoted the president as telling German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Assad rejected Western claims that his forces had deployed chemical ...
Indo-American pairing Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber defeated Croatian-British duo of Darija Jurak and Heather Watson to enter the quarterfinals of the women's doubles event at the Aegon International here Tuesday. The second seeds were not in their elements but managed to win their first round tie 7-6(4), 7-6(3) in one hour and 36 minutes on the grass courts of Devonshire Park. Sania-Liezel had ...
At least 32 people were killed and over 50 injured in twin suicide bomb attacks at a mosque in the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said. The attacks occurred around midday at the al-Husseiniyah mosque in al-Qahira district, when two suicide bombers blew themselves up during prayers, Xinhua reported. The official said the two attackers first shot dead the guards of the mosque with ...
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Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured-carbon-based catalyst that could pave the way for reliable, economical next-generation batteries and alkaline fuel cells, providing for practical use of wind- and solar-powered electricity, as well as enhanced hybrid electric vehicles.
The new material has the highest oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in alkaline media of any non-precious metal catalyst developed to date. This activity is critical for efficient storage of electrical energy.
The new catalyst doesn't use precious metals such as platinum, which is more expensive per ounce than gold, yet it performs under certain conditions as effectively as many well-known and prohibitively expensive precious-metal catalysts developed for battery and fuel-cell use.
Moreover, although the catalyst is based on nitrogen-containing carbon nanotubes, it does not require the tedious, toxic and costly processing that is usually required when converting such materials for catalytic use.
"These findings could help forge a path between nanostructured-carbon-based materials and alkaline fuel cells, metal-air batteries and certain electrolyzers," said Zelenay. ...
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