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May 18, 2012

LATEST World News, May 18, 2012

Huckabee: Facebook employees are living the American dream
Fox News
This is a rush transcript from "Your World," May 18, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. NEIL CAVUTO, HOST OF "YOUR WORLD": Two cities, two very different tales. You see this day in Menlo Park, California -- that's on your ...
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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTONN May 18, 2012
ABC News
This relatively old-school rocket with a capsule reminiscent of NASA's early manned flights is historically significant because it marks the first time a private company is launching to theInternational Space Station. While the SpaceX Falcon booster ...
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NBC News, May 18, 2012

Biggest Loser Contestant Sione Fa to Make Guest Appearance at 'Well-Being and ...
Sacramento Bee
By Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference 2012 OYSTER BAY, NY, May 18, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Sione Fa, from Season 7 of the smash hit "The Biggest Loser," will make a guest appearance at the "Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference 2012" on June ...
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Mix in skill and watch the numbers go wild
The Province
By Tony Gallagher, The Province May 18, 2012 There have been numerous press releases from both the NHL and the NBC sports network trumpeting the increase in viewers of these playoffs in the US and the numbers only lie when you really want them to.
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LIBYA News, May 18, 2012


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UN Sends Mission to Libya to Investigate Use of Mercenaries
BusinessWeek
By Jennifer M. Freedman on May 18, 2012 The United Nations will send a fact- finding mission to Libya next week to probe allegations that mercenaries were used in the conflict that ousted Muammar Qaddafi from power and subsequent steps taken by the ...
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Sen. Jim Webb: Congress Must OK Military Intervention
Daily Beast
Jim Webb May 18, 2012 4:45 AM EDT The Obama administration exploited a constitutional loophole by taking action on its own during Libya's uprising. New legislation must end this defiance of the balance of power. The most important constitutional ...
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INTERNET News, May 18, 2012

Facebook's IPO One of World's Largest
TIME
By AP | May 18, 2012 | + AP A Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in New York. Facebook's initial public offering is one of the most hotly anticipated in years. The company is likely to have an estimated market ...
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TIME
Reveille Software Announces Support for EMC Documentum D2 and EMC Documentum...
MarketWatch (press release)
ATLANTA, May 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reveille Software(TM), provider of the most widely-used packaged application performance management (APM) solution for enterprise content management (ECM) applications, today announced that its Reveille ...
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FORBES News, May 18, 2012

Facebook Frenzy Begins: Stock Tests $40 After Opening At $42.05
Forbes
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook employees ring the Nasdaq's opening bell on the day of the company's IPO May 18, 2012. (Credit: Zef Nikolla) Almost everyone was expecting a first-day pop from Facebook, and the social network's first trade was certainly in...
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Forbes
Singapore More Business Friendly for Middle Eastern Entrepreneurs
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
... Singapore (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 According to a recent report onForbes.com, high licensing and government-related fees are squeezing small businesses of their hard-earned profits and stifling entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
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REUTERS World News, May 18, 2012

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks fall into negative territory for year
Reuters
* Euro zone crisis fears intensify flight to safety * German 2-yr bond yield hits record low, close to zero * US stock market focus on Facebook debut * Brent crude at lowest level in 2012 By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, May 18(Reuters) - World ...
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Greek contagion threat pushes shares into red for year
Reuters
* Euro zone crisis fears intensify flight to safety * German 2-yr bond yield hits record low, close to zero * World shares erase all year-to-date gains * Brent crude at lowest level in 2012 By Mike Peacock LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) -World shares slid ...
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CARIBBEAN News, May 18, 2012

CUC announces declaration of dividend on Class A Ordinary Shares
Sacramento Bee
By Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, May18, 2012 -- CARIBBEAN UTILITIES COMPANY, LTD. CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES ARE LISTED FOR TRADING IN UNITED STATES FUNDS ON THE TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE. GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, ...
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Camp David's neighbor
Washington Post (blog)
... Caribbean Festival Parade to Baltimore, I mentioned that it might be a good thing and I'd have more to say on it in a different space. Well, here it is. Fourth-generation stone-carver and historian John Kinnaird in Thurmont, Md. on May15, 2012.
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BEST Anything, May 18, 2012

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Olympics-Flame for London Games arrives in Britain
Reuters
(Adds details, quotes) * Princess Anne brings flame onto UK soil * Beckham lights cauldron By Alan Baldwin CULDROSE, England, May 18 (Reuters) - The flame for the London Olympics arrived on British soil on Friday on board a special golden-liveried ...
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New York City and the USA Attract Brits This Spring
Exec Digital (press release)
LONDON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- -dealchecker.co.uk: Poor weather and a strong pound drove an increase in British holidaymakers searching for flights to New York City and the USA throughout April- dealchecker.co.uk say that America is a prime ...
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ASIA News, May 18, 2012

Asia Now Resources-Corporate Update
MarketWatch (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Asia Now Resources Corp. (CVE:CA:NOW) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated April 27, 2012, Harold Roy Shipes, President & Chief Executive Officer of ...
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Focus Media to Announce First Quarter 2012 Financial Results on May 28, 2012
Sacramento Bee
By Focus Media Holding Limited SHANGHAI, May 18, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Focus Media Holding Limited (Nasdaq: FMCN) announced today that it will report its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 on May 28, 2012 (US Eastern ...
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ASEAN News, May 18, 2012

Despite Summitry, Hurdles Remain for Northeast Asian Multilateralism
World Politics Review
By Iain Mills, on 18 May 2012 , Briefing BEIJING -- Senior leaders from China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing last weekend for a trilateral summit, where they signed an eye-catching agreement to work toward establishing a free-trade zone, ...
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DIARY - Global Environment
Reuters
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts State Premiers meeting to focus on grid expansion and increasing the use of offshore wind power. TUESDAY, MAY 29 VIENTIANE - 4th Meeting of theASEAN Working Group on Environmental ...
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ARAB League News, Mar 18, 2012

Israel becomes target in Egypt's presidential race
The Daily Star
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 18, 2012, on page 9. An advertisement billboard shows a portrait of former Arab League General Secretary and presidential candidate Amr.
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The Daily Star
Egypt's New President Could Come From Old Guard
KQED
by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson | May 18, 2012 — 11:53 AM Among the candidates in Egypt's presidential election is Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Here, his young supporters campaign for him on the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday.
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ABC News, Australia, May 18, 2012

ABC Business News ABC News
ABC Online
THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET HAD THE BIGGEST ONE DAY PERCENTAGE FALL SINCE LAST OCTOBER... AFTER SPANISH BANKS AND GREECE WERE DOWNGRADED... THE ALL ORDINARIES INDEX FELL TWO POINT SIX PERCENT. MINERS....ENERGY STOCKS AND BANKS LEAD THE FALLS.
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Banksy art of 'Parachuting Rat' gets exterminated in Australia
New York Daily News
The workers were laying pipes for a new cafe, ABC News Australia reported. The work was painted in the late 1990s, depicting a rat carrying a suitcase and wearing a parachute. Banksy, known for his satirical anti-capitalist and anti-war themes,...
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WIKILEAKS News, May 18, 2012

Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks targeted in cyber attacks
CNET
by Elinor Mills | 18 May 2012 8:33am SGT Someone is angry at whistle-blower site WikiLeaks and Swedish BitTorrent file-sharing site Pirate Bay. Both sites have been battling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks this week, but it's not clear who ...
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CNET
Come on: NYTimes Reporter Calls Tea Party 'Conservative,' But Noam Chomsky ...
NewsBusters (blog)
By Clay Waters | May 18, 2012 | 12:44 Savage again showed himself unwilling to label far-left figures like Noam Chomsky as far-left, but has no problem calling the Tea Party "conservative." In the past he has termed the far-left Center for ...
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DIED, May 18, 2012


Baritone Fischer-Dieskau, Master of German Lieder, Dies, 86
BusinessWeek
By Catherine Hickley on May 18, 2012 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the baritone who led a worldwide revival in popularity for German Lieder, has died, the Bavarian State Opera said. He was 86. His wife, the soprano Julia Varady, told German press agency ...
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Driver who was hero in '76 Calif. bus kidnap dies
The Olympian
By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | AP • Published May 18, 2012 FRESNO, Calif. – Frank Edward "Ed" Ray, a school bus driver who was hailed as a hero for helping 26 California students escape after three kidnappers buried them underground in 1976, has died. He was 91.
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UNITED NATIONS News, May 18, 2012

UN urges massive support for Afghan forces
The Olympian
By EDITH M. LEDERER | AP • Published May 18, 2012 UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations has been urging participants at this weekend's NATO summit to provide "predictable, massive, long-term support" for Afghanistan's security forces to promote stability ...
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UN Sends Mission to Libya to Investigate Use of Mercenaries
BusinessWeek
By Jennifer M. Freedman on May 18, 2012 The United Nations will send a fact- finding mission to Libya next week to probe allegations that mercenaries were used in the conflict that ousted Muammar Qaddafi from power and subsequent steps taken by the ...
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TORONTO STAR News, May 18, 2012

G20 reports single out police commanders for misconduct
Macleans.ca
by Alex Ballingall on Friday, May 18, 2012 10:02am - 0 Comments CBC News is reporting that the commanding Toronto police officer who issued the controversial order to “kettle” protesters, bystanders and journalists during the G20 summit two years ago ...
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William and Kate
Toronto Star
(May 18, 2012) PHOTOS: Toronto Blue Jays ... Jays host the division-rival New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. Rugby Sevens Fans strut the... Fans being fans at the Rugby Sevens World Series in London, England this month. Rugby sevens is a va.
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FASHION Models News, May 18, 2012

Sean Penn and model Petra Nemcova prepare to take questions at the Cannes Film Festival. They are fundraising for Haiti at a gala dinner. Photographer: Farah Nayeri/Bloomberg.
Sean Penn, Armani to Host Haiti Fundraiser at Cannes
BusinessWeek
By Farah Nayeri on May 18, 2012 Actor Sean Penn and fashion designer Giorgio Armani will host a fundraising dinner for victims of Haiti's earthquake at the Cannes Film Festival tonight. The January 2010 quake killed 300000 people and left tens of ...
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Animal Welfare Non Profit, Peace 4 Animals, Announces the Launch of New ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Peace 4 Animals, Founded by Supermodel and Actress, Katie Cleary, Announces the Launch of their New Informational Website, Peace4Animals.com Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 The non-profit organization, Peace 4 Animals, founded by Actress/Model, ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, Mar 18, 2012

6.2-magnitude quake strikes far off Chile's coast
Huffington Post
May 18, 2012 12:22 AM EST | AP SANTIAGO, Chile — A strong 6.2-magnitudeearthquake has struck off Chile's southern coast, but the authorities say it wasn't felt on land and discounted the possibility of a tsunami. The US Geological Survey says the ...
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MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 5/18
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, CA, May 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Social issues, vertical food growing, Nigeria, earthquake-proof homes, economy, stocks, bonds; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television ...
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G8 News, May 18, 2012

Europe's Fate, and Obama's, May Ride on G8
RealClearPolitics
By Alexis Simendinger - May 18, 2012 President Obama has a weekend challenge ahead of him: Can he persuade European leaders gathered in the Maryland woods outside Washington, DC, to adopt the US fiscal example of short-term bailouts, ...
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Tackling Euro Zone Crisis is Top Priority for G8 Leaders
Insurance Journal
By Laura MacInnis & Jeff Mason | May 18, 2012 Leaders of major industrial economies meet this weekend to try to tackle a full-blown crisis in Europe where fears are growing that Greece could leave the euro zone bloc, threatening the future of the ...
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