Good, Bad, and Ugly

Nazi death camp

May 19, 2011

German court convicts then frees Nazi guard Demjanjuk

MUNICH (Reuters) – A German court convicted John Demjanjuk on Thursday for his role in the killing of 28,000 Jews in the Sobibor Nazi death camp, then set the 91-year-old free because of his age.

A state of confusion?

April 19, 2011

Sensient Technologies ups 2011 earnings outlook

USA/Shares of the Milwaukee, Illinois-based company closed at $36.82 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

New, not North…

March 30, 2011

Colder cities among top U.S. retirement places

OBAMA/Only five cities in the list — Tucson, Arizona, Albuquerque, North Mexico, Charleston, South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, and San Antonio, Texas are in the southern-most part of the country.

Not in Canada?

March 4, 2011

Alberta ranked as world’s top mining jurisdiction

CANADA BOOMTOWNMiners saw the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Nevada and Saskatchewan as jurisdictions with the most appealing mining policies, but Quebec and Manitoba also made it into the top 10.

Square or round?

February 23, 2011

Bahrain opposition meets to agree demands MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahrain’s opposition parties met on Sunday to discuss demands they will present to the Gulf Arab country’s rulers, as protesters gathered in a central Manama square clamoring for immediate political change.

Protesters swept back into Pearl Square late on Saturday after Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa ordered troops and armored vehicles to withdraw and offered to lead a national dialogue after days of unrest that left six dead.

Snow in how many states?

January 14, 2011

Major winter storm wallops Northeast

USA/The National Weather Service reported snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states — only Florida was spared — and much of the South was still battling icy conditions that made roads dangerous and led to several traffic deaths.

We put a Cork in it…

September 22, 2010

Drive from sea to sea but don’t stop to pee

IRELAND/The AA motoring group said it was unacceptable for drivers not to have anywhere stop for the toilet or a coffee for the entire 250 km (155 mile) journey between Ireland’s two biggest cities Dublin and Cork for example, even from a purely safety perspective.

Where did this happen?

August 13, 2010

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I am an avid Reuters news reader.

The new web design is nice but there is more scope for improvement.

A dateline is an important part of the story, but more and more Reuters stories are missing that. Here is an example.

Overseas stores?

June 4, 2010

Apple says sold 2 million iPads

BRITAINFans mobbed Apple’s overseas stores on Friday when the iPad went on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Whose statue?

April 7, 2010

Senegal’s “renaissance woman” faces cover-up

SENEGAL-MONUMENT/DAKAR (Reuters) – The skimpily-dressed female figure in Senegal’s giant monument to the “African Renaissance” faces a possible cover-up after the architect on Monday said he had proposed a remodeling to cover up her bare legs.