Thursday, January 31, 2013

31-Jan-2013 02:48

New year, same old problems? :: This month, the world's political and business elite will converge on Europe's highest-altitude town for the annual talk-shop that is the World Economic Forum, held this year under the banner of "resilient dynamism."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/business/davos-preview-global-problems/index.html?eref�ition

Quest: U.S. economy on the agenda :: It is that time of the year, again. Come January, as soon as the Christmas trees are taken down and the winter sales flood the shops, the world of business starts thinking about the World Economic Forum -- better known as Davos.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/opinion/quest-davos-2013-opener/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong's mounting food waste :: Nestled among the granite peaks of eastern Hong Kong a new, man-made mountain is emerging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/21/world/asia/hong-kong-food-waste/index.html?eref�ition

London Mayor on 'cyclotron of egos' :: While Prime Minister David Cameron's speech this week -- voicing his intent to let the British people vote on whether to stay in the European Union -- has caused concern on the continent, the mayor of London says it's all part of democracy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/25/business/davos-boris-johnson-eu-referendum/index.html?eref�ition

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?eref�ition

Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/china-censorship-young/index.html?eref�ition

Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

The cost of being a Davos delegate :: The great Davos talking shop is now up and running, with delegates of all levels of importance, shapes and nationalities zeroing in on this quaint, alpine town to put the world to rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/17/business/davos-delegate-guide/index.html?eref�ition

Croatia lucky on EU membership? :: On July 1, 2013 the 27-nation European Union will become 28.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/business/croatia-eu-accession/index.html?eref�ition

2013: A 'game-changer' on climate? :: As leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, signs of economic hope are upon us. The global economy is on the mend. Worldwide, the middle class is expanding by an estimated 100 million per year. And the quality of life for millions in Asia and Africa is growing at an unprecedented pace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/22/business/steer-climate-change-davos/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Ship's guns found off Sicily :: Guns lifted from 18th-Century British warship
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21228366#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/used-electronics/index.html?eref�ition

Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/17/business/eco-green-shipping-singapore/index.html?eref�ition

Embrace ice: 8 cool getaways :: Some people think the only cure for the doldrums of winter is sunshine. Far from it. Why not up the ante? Don't suffer snow and ice at home when you can really do winter vacations and ice holidays in style.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/17/travel/ice-vacations/index.html?eref�ition

Ex-Japanese prime minister in China :: The Japanese government has criticized former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's acknowledgment of a "territorial dispute" with China over islands in the East China Sea, with the defense minister going so far as to use the word "traitor."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/18/world/asia/japan-hatoyama-china/index.html?eref�ition

China's economy grows 7.8% for 2012 :: China's economic growth rose in the fourth quarter of 2012, helping the world's most populous nation end the year with a growth rate of 7.8%, according to figures released Friday from the National Bureau of Statistics.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/17/business/china-gdp-2012/index.html?eref�ition

Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/living/green-cosmetics/index.html?eref�ition

Living with Beijing's 'air-pocalypse' :: "Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in...." my wife Ana blurted into a song this week, as she gazed eastwards through the window of our apartment in downtown Beijing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/19/world/asia/china-florcruz-pollution/index.html?eref�ition

'4-hour' work guru on outsourcer :: CNN readers had a mixture of admiration and disdain for "Bob," the anonymous U.S. programmer who outsourced his work to a Chinese firm for one-fifth of his paycheck.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/18/business/china-outsourcer-tim-ferriss/index.html?eref�ition

Photo art in a slate landscape :: Giant photos on landscape pay homage to industry
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21215559#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chinese millionaire sells cans of fresh air :: One of China's richest men is giving away fresh, canned air in polluted Beijing. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/30/sm-china-canned-air.cnn?eref�ition

Watch giant sinkhole swallow buildings :: A massive sinkhole in Guangzhou,China, destroys two buildings but there are no reported casualties, says CCTV.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/30/vo-sinkhole-swallows-buildings.cctv?eref�ition

Islamists, opposition talk Egypt crisis :: Egypt's deeply divided political strife took another turn Wednesday, as an Islamist party that had supported the president met with a prominent opposition group to talk about a solution.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/30/world/africa/egypt-unrest/index.html?eref�ition

Real hit back to hold Barcelona :: It was supposed to be the Copa del Rey semifinal showdown between Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona nemesis Lionel Messi.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/30/sport/football/football-real-madrid-barcelona-messi-ronaldo/index.html?eref�ition

Israel hits Syria arms convoy to Lebanon: sources :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/evX1-_2VCMI/us-syria-israel-attack-idUSBRE90T0K120130130

VIDEO: Russia marks Stalingrad anniversary :: Survivors of the Battle of Stalingrad have been talking to the BBC's Daniel Sandford ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the battle.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21271168#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gunman opens fire in Arizona office building, three wounded :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/efmtl79Oqvg/us-usa-phoenix-shooting-idUSBRE90T15O20130130

U.S. tornados trap residents, flip cars :: Powerful winds and a tornado spawned by a 1,000-mile-long storm system pounded communities in northwest Georgia on Wednesday, overturning dozens of cars on an interstate highway and trapping residents.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/30/us/severe-weather/index.html?eref�ition

Scuffles mar Balotelli Milan move :: AC Milan football fans clash with Italian police as they celebrate a proposed transfer of striker Mario Balotelli from Manchester City.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21269119#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BlackBerry must remember strengths :: With its new phones, BlackBerry needs to also remember why it has kept strong sales in emerging markets.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/30/business/blackberry-emerging-markets/index.html?eref�ition

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