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Nuclear powered?

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China says won’t take sides in Korea dispute

KOREA-NORTH/As the nuclear powered USS George Washington headed out of Korean waters back to Japan, oil traders said the US Navy was seeking a medium-range oil tanker to

U.S. Navy to ship jet fuel from Japan to Korea

The Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday that South Korea was planning more military drills as the nuclear powered USS George Washington moved out of Korean waters back to Japan.

China says North Korea ties survived “tempests”

The director of the National Intelligence Service, Won Sei-hoon, told a parliamentary committee meeting the North was likely to attack again once a U.S. flotilla, led by a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, had left the region after military maneuvers with the South.

I was wonder why you, Associated Press and seemingly all other news organizations seem to always make a point of referring to the USS George Washington as a ‘nuclear powered’ aircraft carrier.

They bought how much gold?

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IMF’s gold sales slowed 40 pct in Oct. vs Sept.

INDIANEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 29 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has slowed the rate of selling its gold by 40 percent in October from the previous month, as interest among central banks to own the metal increased as a hedge against economic uncertainty.

Gold previously sold directly to central banks were 222 tonnes to India, 200 tonnes to Mauritius, 10 tonnes to Sri Lanka and 10 tonnes to Bangladesh.

Is Obama responsible?

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Analysis: N. Korea crisis latest blow to Obama’s nuclear agenda

KOREA-NORTH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has set the goal of eventually ridding the world of nuclear arms as a central theme of his presidency, but North Korea’s defiance and other recent setbacks have raised fresh doubts about whether he can turn his vision into reality.

With Obama’s broader nuclear agenda seemingly imperiled at home and abroad, he now faces a test of whether he can salvage credibility for U.S. leadership in dealing effectively with more immediate threats like the one posed by Pyongyang.

Contact Us?

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Your ‘find a reuters office’ link does not work.

I would like to have the contacts of your office in either Baghdad or Amman.

Anthony P.

Sorry, I reported this link problem more than a week ago, so we’re on it. Watch this space: GBU Editor

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Scoop of the century?

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Europe is next test for weakened Obama

INDONESIA-OBAMABorn in Hawaii and raised partly in Indonesia, Obama — who lacks the instinctive European focus of his predecessors — has declared he wants to be America’s first “Pacific president.”

You keep using this line, but Obama will not produce a Valid Birth Certificate like my two children born there have.

Bolshevik, or not?

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Top Russian spy defects after betraying ring in U.S.

MEXICO TROTSKY“We know who he is and where he is,” the unidentified official was quoted as saying. “Do not doubt that a Mercader has been sent after him already.”

Ramon Mercader was the Russian agent who murdered exiled Bolshevik Leon Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico in 1940.

Where’s that smoke coming from?

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Boeing halts 787 test flights after cockpit smoke

BRITAINWASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Boeing Co halted test flights of its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday, a day after smoke in the cockpit forced an emergency landing in Texas.

What I’m reading says the fire / smoke was in the main cabin, not the cockpit. Your article seems to get that backwards.

Palin’s opinion…

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Palin tells Bernanke ‘cease and desist’-report

gbu palin 300WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin on Monday weighed in on the global debate over the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion plan to buy up government debt, suggesting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should “cease and desist.”

Why would Reuters, a fist class news reporting organization, run an article featuring Sarah Palin’s opinion about this?

We should get this right

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Gold set to extend post-Fed gains; peak in 2011: Reuter’s poll

MARKETS-STOCKS/In this headline I believe the name of your organization is spelled incorrectly by yourselves – with an apostrophe.

Ken

Indeed. Pretty embarrassing. We fixed it: GBU Editor

A 999.9 fine gold 100 troy ounce Engelhard gold bar is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

I’ll have a nice big stake, please…

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Microsoft’s Ballmer sells 12 percent stake in company

gbu ballmer 280SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer sold $1.3 billion worth of shares in the company, cutting his stake by about 12 percent, but said his first stock sale in seven years should not be taken as a lack of confidence in the world’s largest software firm.

Your headline says Ballmer sold a “12 percent stake in Microsoft,” which would mean he sold 12 percent of the company’s stock.

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