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Mali announces new govt 5 months after coup

KRISTA LARSON Associated Press= BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s interim leaders announced a new government late Monday, months after a military coup unleashed political chaos that allowed an Islamist takeover of the north and forced nearly half a million people to flee their homes. The government has 31 ministers, including five who are viewed as close to coup leader Capt. ...

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NASA to launch another Mars mission in 2016

Encouraged by the success of “Curiosity”, NASA has announced to launch a new Mars mission in 2016 to take a better look into the guts of the Red Planet. The mission called “InSight” will investigate why Mars’ crust is not divided into tectonic plates that drift…

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Obama sends out a warning to Assad

Mr Obama told reporters at an unscheduled White House briefing that the use or deployment of such weapons was of high concern to both the US and Israel. "That would change my calculus," he said, noting that he had not "at this point" ordered US military engagement in Syria. He spoke as regime tanks and helicopter gunships launched an intense ...

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Apple now most valuable company in history

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal by Cromwell Schubarth, Senior Technology Reporter Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 11:42am PDT File Art Apple on Monday surpassed the market cap that Microsoft hit in 1999, making it the most valuable publicly owned company in history. Senior Technology Reporter- Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal | …

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Behind the South Africa Mineworkers Strike

The recent South African mineworkers massacre in which scores were shot and killed had its origins in long disgraced trade union organizing tactics but that in no way absolves the police and mine owners from being held in accountable. There is blood and blame enough to cover both sides of the barricades, enough in fact that the regional leadership of ...

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Asil Nadir guilty of three Polly Peck theft charges

An Old Bailey jury cleared Nadir, after initial confusion, of one other count but is still considering a further nine counts after being given a majority direction. Mr Justice Holroyde told the three women and seven men that they could return verdicts of nine to one. The jurors were spending their seventh day considering charges alleging theft of £34 million ...

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