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May 6, 2012

FRENCH Elections News, May 06, 2012 (2)

Sarkozy concedes defeat in French election
CBS News
(AP) PARIS - Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in France'spresidential elections, saying he called challenger Francois Hollande to wish him "good luck" as the country's new leader. Sarkozy thanked his supporters Sunday and said he did his best to...
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CBS News
What French election result means for US, world
French voters chose Socialist Francois Hollande as their new president Sunday in a race that will have implications for Europe's debt crisis, the Afghanistan war and global diplomacy. Hollande, largely unknown outside French borders, ...
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GREEK Election News, May 06, 2012 (2)

Greek elections: conservatives projected ahead
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By ELENA BECATOROS AP ATHENS, Greece — Greeksangered by a vicious and protracted financial crisis punished their two main parties in national elections Sunday, with exit polls projecting no party gaining enough votes to form a government.
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
In Greek elections, voters reject pro-bailout parties
Washington Post (blog)
ATHENS — Greeks went to the polls Sunday to cast away a decades-old political order, dealing a major defeat to backers of an international bailout that has brought crushing austerity to the country. A cacophony of new voices will have their say in ...
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LATEST World News, May 06, 2012

End of Merkozy Forces Germany to Deal With Hollande on Crisis
By Leon Mangasarian and Tony Czuczka on May 06, 2012 Germany and France, the engines of European unity since World War II, don't have much time to patch up rifts over the region's financial crisis after Socialist Francois Hollande's election as French ...
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Hollande's Win: No Radical Change For France
By Caol Matlack on May 06, 2012 It was closer than predicted, but still a decisive win. On May 6, Fran├žois Hollande took about 52 percent of the vote to become France's first Socialist president in 17 years. Nicolas Sarkozy, who alienated voters with ...
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UNITED KINGDOM News, May 06, 2012

UK speaker: Lawmakers seek help over drink issues
San Francisco Chronicle
(05-06) 10:04 PDT LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- An increasing number of UK lawmakers are seeking help for alcohol-related problems, the parliamentary speaker said Sunday, saying drinking problems among legislators mirrored those of British society at ...
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First Utility to Help UK Households Make Savings With First-Of-Its-Kind Energy ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Britain' households are soon to discover smart new ways to save energy and money with First Utility ( ). The UK's leading independent energy supplier has ...
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TECHNOLOGY News, May 06, 2012

When technology darkens our lives
CNET (blog)
In how many other instances might technology make things more difficult to experience, not less? by Chris Matyszczyk May 6, 2012 9:28 AM PDT Because we are all children, we always want more. Technology tries to give it to us, especially because those ...
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Technology Focus: Facebook's Risky IPO Could Poison The Pipeline
International Business Times
Cash is king in technology, if not everywhere in the corporate world. It lets technology companies buy things for "paper money," using shares or actual cash. Last month alone, Facebook laid out $1 billion in cash and shares for Instagram, ...
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RUSSIA News, May 06, 2012

Move Russia's Capital from Moscow to Siberia?
Voice of America (blog)
By moving its capital to a third city, Russia would lessen the huge imbalance between Moscow, now a virtual city state, and St. Petersburg, the neo-classical planned capital spurned by the Soviets. Moving Russia's capital to Novosibirsk, ...
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Russian police battle anti-Putin protesters
By Alissa de Carbonnel and Maria Tsvetkova | MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russianriot police beat protesters about the head with batons and detained more than 400 on Sunday after clashes broke out at a Moscow rally by thousands of people against Vladimir Putin ...
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RECREATION, Leisure News, May 06, 2012

Head out to these springs, get yourself into hot water
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Just off the North Shore Road between Echo Bay and Overton, the two springs are about an hour's drive from Las Vegas within Lake Mead NationalRecreation Area. Access scenic North Shore Road from North Las Vegas, Henderson or Boulder City.
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Tourism vital to Aberdeen
Tourism-related activities affect economic value from leisure and business travels through direct and indirect spending, employment and other measures. What we often forget is that travel is not just limited to leisure travel; it also includes business ...
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PHILOSOPHY News, May 06, 2012

Philosophy and meditation added to the curriculum
The focus was on encouraging children to talk about the "why" questions that they were already asking about how the worldworked, he said. "Not all of the questions are philosophical but many are, and I think it's important to help kids to make sense ...
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Mickelson arrives at Hall of Fame, stellar career defined by creativity
Phil Mickelson has become immensely popular for his philosophy of taking on any shot without fear, knowing that each one is a calculated risk. Associated Press CHARLOTTE, NC -- Phil Mickelson has won four major championships and let just as many get ...
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OCEANIA News, May 06, 2012

Let's Eat! Riviera Spices Up The Oceania Experience
USA TODAY (blog)
Today, I am traveling by train from Paris to Monte Carlo, where at around 4 pm I'll step off the rails and onto Oceania Cruises' new Riviera. I'm part of a media/travel seller group sailing on Riviera and attending the christening ceremony, ...
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Cycling: Horgan caps great season with road champs win
New Zealand Herald
Horgan has put together the best five months in his career, starting with the elite time trial title against some of the country's best professionals in January, the Oceania time trial honours in Queenstown last month as well as runner-up in the road ...
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LATIN AMERICA News, May 06, 2012

At giant Tech Data Corp., talk turns to last untouched megamarket: Asia
Annual revenues hover near $26 billion as the 8500-employee company successfully competes in three key markets: Europe, North America and Latin America. If the sum of $26 billion does not resonate, consider this. To generate that kind of revenue, ...
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Big boost for Blacks in Brazil
Malaysia Star
A recent court ruling to reserve admissions for people of African descent in varsities is seen as an important victory in this South American nation. BRAZIL's black majority hailed a recent landmark ruling by the country's Supreme Court that declared ...
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INVENTIONS News, May 06, 2012

Lee-Sisson-0506-12.JPGInventions may lure fishes, but not riches
The Birmingham News -
I asked Sisson what the options would be if some basementinventor actually come up with a great, marketable lure. His answer surprised me. "There's not really anything they can do," he said. He said none of the major lures companies will even talk to ...
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Northside students brainstorm for Invention Convention
Chicago Tribune
The 2012 Invention Convention features projects from the oldest students at the elementary school and is a right of passage for the past 26 years. TheInvention Convention was started in the early 1980s, and every year students have to find a problem ...
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FINANCIAL TIMES News, May 06, 2012

WestLB Seeks to Win FMS Contract With HP, FT Deutschland Reports
(HPQ) are working together to win service contracts from FMS Wertmanagement, the so-called bad bank encompassing Hypo Real Estate Holding AG assets, Financial Times Deutschland reported, without saying where it got the information.
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Debate over IMF finance flows guidance
Financial Times
“There seems to be an issue of even-handedness here,” said Paulo Nogueira Batista, IMF executive director for Brazil and eight other Latin American and Caribbean countries, who told theFinancial Times he was speaking in his personal capacity.
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FASHION News, May 06, 2012

JuneAmbroseOur Favorite Fashion And Beauty Insiders On Instagram (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
These fashion-forward insiders (and more) have welcomed us into their worldof wonderful and we can't get enough! The Huff Post Black Voices is even getting in on all the fun--Julee Wilson, fashion and beauty editor, and the entire Black Voices staff ...
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Taking the fashion world by storm
Guide and Gazette
A YOUNG Carnoustie fashion designer has been nominated for the Young Designer of the Year prize at a top awards show. Samantha McEwan (22), who is a former Carnoustie High School pupil, has been recognised for her work on her own fashion label she set ...
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CHINA Sports, May 06, 2012

Biden: US Ready to Give Visa to Chinese Activist
Voice of America
May 06, 2012 Biden: US Ready to Give Visa to Chinese Activist Michael Bowman | Washington US Vice President Joe Biden says Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng's future is in the United States, and that he expects Chinato abide by a deal that would allow ...
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Chinese dissident's future is in United States, Biden says
Fox News
Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng's future is in the United States. Chen, who escaped house arrest in his village and fled to the US Embassy in Beijing, has a tentative deal with theChinese ...
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CANADA News, May 06, 2012

US beats Canada 5-4 in overtime at hockey worlds
Boston Herald
By AP HELSINKI — Jack Johnson scored his second goal of the game 1:47 into overtime to give the United States a 5-4 victory over Canada on Saturday in the hockey world championships. Jim Slater, Patrick Dwyer and Nate Thompson also scored in ...
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TransCanada submits new oil pipeline application
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
TransCanada said it applied again to the State Department for permission to build the pipeline to carry oil from tar sands in western Canada to a company hub in Steele City, Neb. From there, the project would link up with other pipelines operated by ...
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BAN KI-MOON News, May 06, 2012

Del Rosario, Ban agree on mediation (blog)
By Philip C. Tubeza Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario shakes hands with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon before their meeting on Friday at UN headquarters in New York. AFP MANILA, Philippines—Secretary Albert del Rosario and United Nations ...
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Gold rush to Burma
Washington Post
AS UN SECRETARY General Ban Ki-moon was urging the world last week to expand investment into Burma, the Irrawaddy, a Burmese magazine-in-exile, was publishing a story about 7800 acres of Burmese farmland being confiscated by the government to make way ...
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AFRICA News, May 06, 2012

S. African traditional leaders oppose gay rights
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's National House of Traditional Leaders wants parliament to delete a clause in the constitution that guarantees equal rights to homosexuals, a media report said Sunday. The leaders, who advise the government on traditional ...
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S. African cheetahs rough up Scottish tourist
Arizona Daily Star
The cheetahs "weren't being vicious. You could tell they were just excited," she told the Herald. The Herald said park staff and other visitors pulled the cats off. The D'Mellos continued their holiday in South Africa.
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FRENCH Elections News, May 06, 2012 (1)

Hollande wins French election - pollster projections
PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won France's presidentialelection runoff on Sunday, beating President Nicolas Sarkozy by a clear margin, according to projections by pollsters. Polling institutes predicted Hollande would win ...
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France awaits election results
WMTW Portland
France is a key player in plans to lead the eurozone out of its debt crisis, making theelection vital to the region. If Sarkozy is defeated, he will be the latest -- and most significant -- of at least half a dozen European leaders swept from office ...
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ASIA Sports, Athletics News, May 06, 2012

Women's squash team wins maiden Asia title
Hindustan Times
The Indian women's squash team created history by winning their maidenAsian title after defeating top seed Hong Kong 2-0 in the final in Kuwait on Sunday. The men's team, however, went down 0-2 to Pakistan in the final in the 16th Asian Team Squash ...
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The view from Asia
... that it may take only ten years for an Asian team to win the World Cup, but it may take longer to see Koreans, Japanese or Iranians jabbing fingers in the direction of Sir Alex Ferguson and answering post-match questions from Sky Sports reporters.
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