Japan has indicated it will re-open its markets for Irish beef exports. It is a breakthrough for the beef industry in Ireland as exports to Japan have been prohibited for 12 years. Ireland will now become one of a select group of countries allowed to export beef to Japan. The decision to allow access for Irish beef to Japan comes after a meeting between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and ...
NEW DELHI - India and Japan, both major energy fuel importers, are mulling joining forces while bidding for potential tenders for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies with an eye to beating down the high prices. Both the countries will work out a strategy in the next three months, Petroleum and natural gas secretary Vivek Rae told reporters on sidelines of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit ...
WASHINGTON - The US trade deficit narrowed in October with oil sales helping exports rise 1.8 percent to a record high of $192.7 billion in October over previous month, the US Commerce Department has said. Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that total October exports of $192.7 billion and imports of $233.3 billion resulted in a 5.4 percent drop in ...
WASHINGTON - Internet search engine Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun the process of building its own robots that could undertake manufacturing and could be deployed in the supply chain sector. To start with Google has created a new robotics group under Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system, and bought seven ...
BEIJING - China has awarded its first superfast 4G telecommunications licences to three mobile phone companies. Designed to give mobile phone users faster access to the internet services, the first set of licenses were granted by the government to China Mobile, China Unicom Hong Kong and China Telecom. It is not as yet clear if any rollout conditions have been attached to the licences, or ...
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The issue of age is one that is usually left out of romantic comedies entirely. If one were to believe the world of this staple cinematic genre, one would have to assume that virtually no one above the age of 35 ever falls in love or has any romantic entanglements of any kind. And, if there is a primary character over that age, it is invariably the male lead, and his romance with a significantly ... ...
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BRUSSELS - The European Union has slapped a 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) fine on eight major banks, including Deutsche Bank, RBS and JPMorgan, for rigging interest rates. German Deutsche Bank, involved in rigging the Euribor and Japanese yen Tibor rates, was fined a total of 725 million euros, while the French Societe Generale was fined 446 million euros for manipulating the European ...
On Tuesday afternoon Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stepped in front of the cameras and reflected on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's reporting of the Indonesian phone tapping revelations. "I think the ABC were guilty of poor judgment in broadcasting that material which was obviously difficult for Australia's national security and long-term best interests," he said. It was ...
The newest trend in the dental care industry is the age-old 'oil pulling therapy', which basically involves gargling with any type of oil for 20 minutes each morning on an empty stomach. The new therapy, which originated more than 3000 years ago from Ayurveda, apparently "pulls" bacteria and other debris from the mouth to give you fresher breath, healthier gums, whiter teeth while protecting ...
Commerce and Industry Ministry Anand Sharma said on Wednesday that as far as India is concerned, compromises on food security are non-negotiable. Addressing the plenary session of the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) here, Sharma said: "Agriculture sustains millions of farmers and their interests must be secured. There is need for public stock-holding of ...
The blaster pistol that Harrison Ford used in the Star Wars films 'Return of the Jedi' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' is set to go under the hammer at a starting bid of 200,000 dollars. According to the auction site, the blaster is exactly in its original filming condition and therefore exhibits wear from use, but retains all of the original details, including the flash suppressor and scope, Fox ...
Eleven top Canadian Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies are visiting India on a business mission from 2-7 December 2013. The objective of this trade mission is to boost bilateral relationship between the two countries, explore partnership opportunities in the ICT sector and help provide new linkages that can lead to even deeper commercial ties. Foreign Affairs, Trade ...
Julie Walters will be awarded with the Richard Harris Award to mark her contribution to the film industry at the upcoming British Independent Film Awards. The veteran actress would join her other Harry Potter stars who have been awarded with this accolade, including David Thewlis, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, the Daily Express reported. The prize was created in 2002 in honour of ...
Facebook-owned Instagram's business head, Emily White is reportedly poised to join photo-sharing service Snapchat as its COO. White has been the executive in charge of bringing advertising to Instagram and the move is touted as a major talent grab by the auto-destruct picture sharing service, which was eyed by Facebook for acquisition among other tech giants. According to AllThingsD, the look ...
A Google-backed genetic testing firm, 23andMe has reportedly stopped marketing its at-home DNA testing kit following warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The DNA test kit had been priced at 99 dollars and the firm has halted television, radio and online advertising for the analysis product after the FDA filed a warning letter last month. According to the BBC, the FDA ordered ...
It might come as a relief to women as researchers at Microsoft have designed a smart bra that can detect stress. The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels. The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating, the BBC reported. Mood data was provided to the wearer via a ...
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China's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea promotes 'safety instead of danger, cooperation instead of confrontation', officials have said.
Ministry of National Defense spokesman Geng Yansheng said that Japan 'needed to reflect on its own actions and correct its mistakes', China Daily reports.
He added that other parties should speak and act cautiously in order not to send signals that could fuel Tokyo's wrongdoing.
According to the report, Yansheng made the remark after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo and Washington confirmed their cooperation on how to handle the air zone during talks with visiting US Vice-President Joe Biden.(ANI)
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