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Iran slams plot allegations →  October 13, 2011

  Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Iran rejected allegations of an Iranian scheme to kill a Saudi Arabian ambassador, upbraiding on Wednesday a Swiss diplomat who represents American interests in Tehran and accusing the United States of fabricating the plot to deflect attention from its own pressing problems. “Iran strongly denies the untrue and baseless allegations […]

Iran slams plot allegations →  October 13, 2011

  Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Iran rejected allegations of an Iranian scheme to kill a Saudi Arabian ambassador, upbraiding on Wednesday a Swiss diplomat who represents American interests in Tehran and accusing the United States of fabricating the plot to deflect attention from its own pressing problems. “Iran strongly denies the untrue and baseless allegations […]

BlackBerry reports service improvements →  October 13, 2011

Slough, England (CNN) — BlackBerry has identified and fixed the problem that left millions of people across the world without full e-mail or Internet service for days this week, but it will take time to clear the backlog of messages, a top company executive told CNN Thursday. Please click the “LIKE” button below to read […]

3rd place Marathon runner admits cheating →  October 13, 2011

A runner who came third in a marathon has admitted he caught a bus to complete the last six miles of the race. At first Rob Sloan, 31, tried to claim training made him a “much better runner” this year after shaving 21 minutes off his previous time in the Salomon Kielder Marathon in Northumberland […]

AOL CEO pitches investors on Yahoo deal: sources →  October 13, 2011

By Nadia Damouni and Jennifer Saba NEW YORK | Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:51pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong has been meeting with top shareholders in the past couple of weeks to push the idea of a sale to Yahoo Inc that could wring up to $1.5 billion of cost […]

Asia shares rise on progress in euro zone rescue →  October 13, 2011

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:38am EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Thursday on growing optimism that Europe will take concrete steps to contain the region’s debt woes and head off a systemic banking crisis, but European equities were seen weaker as credit problems fueled growth concerns.   Strengthening […]

Jon Wilkin and Ryan Bailey have made their peace, says England coach Steve McNamara →  October 12, 2011

“The players are absolutely fine. There has been some laughing and joking and, in a silly sort of way, it’s created a bit of a bond. “It shows the passion those two players have for their own clubs and we want players with that type of passion doing that for England.” Speaking at an England […]

Rugby World Cup 2011: How cryotherapy chamber allowed Wales to come in from the cold →  October 12, 2011

In the 1920s, the OSC was the country retreat of Polish president Ignacy Moscicki, who liked to hunt deer in the surrounding forest. Little by little, accoutrements were added — an athletics track, playing fields, a swimming pool, a gymnasium — until in the 1970s, the socialist government decided to turn it into a production […]

EU Carbon Price Hurt by Concern on Post-2012 Rules, CDC Says →  October 12, 2011

October 12, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT By Ewa Krukowska and Mathew Carr (Updates with Shell comments from sixth paragraph.) Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon prices are being hurt by a lack of clarity as to how the bloc’s emissions trading system will operate after 2012, a report said. Current undervaluation of carbon-dioxide permits […]

Australia Gets Ready to Pass National Carbon Tax →  October 12, 2011

Australia is close to passing a national carbon tax. Yesterday, the lower house of Parliament voted in favor of it, 74-72, and it’s expected to pass the Senate next month. The tax would affect the country’s 500 biggest polluters starting in July 2012, and it would be followed by a carbon trading program in 2015. Initially, the biggest polluters would be taxed at A$23 […]

Has Blackerry been hacked?! BBM disruptions continue →  October 12, 2011

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Just can’t keep BlackBerry services up BlackBerry Messenger is down again, despite RIM’s assurances that everything would be fine. It seems lots of people can’t get connected and partners are receiving notifications about ongoing problems. Please […]