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  • France's Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town
    France's Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town

    French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world's strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit. Hollande is on a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian archipelago, regarded as a frontline state in the struggle against global warming, as part of his campaign to build diplomatic momentum ahead of the Paris summit in December. The French president is determined to broker an …

  • Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal
    Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal

    GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013. …

  • French, Philippine leaders appeal for climate action
    French, Philippine leaders appeal for climate action

    French President Francois Hollande and Philippine leader Benigno Aquino appealed Thursday for urgent global action on climate change, seeking to build momentum for a planned historic accord at a UN summit in Paris. On the first day of Hollande's visit to the Philippines, the leaders offered a show of unity they said could serve as a model for rich and poor nations who have long been divided over how to tackle climate change. "We have a duty to act together and that's why I came here to the …

  • BRIEF-CIMC signs mou to sell stake in unit Albert Ziegler to China Fire Safety

    Feb 27 (Reuters) - China International Marine Containers * Says signs MOU to sell 40 percent stake in its unit AlbertZiegler GmbH to China Fire Safety Enterprise forHK$489.4 million ($63.11 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1wu8YJz Further company coverage: ($1 = 7.7547 Hong Kong dollars) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) …

  • New volcano island getting big in Japan
    New volcano island getting big in Japan

    Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. New footage of the remote Nishinoshima, some 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Tokyo, shows a volcano erupting up to six times a minute, spewing huge volumes of magma -- and scientists say there is plenty more still to come. The new super-island is now a respectable 2.46 square kilometres (0.95 square miles), the Japan Coast Guard says -- roughly the size of 345 football pitches -- …

  • Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal
    Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. …

  • BRIEF-Geo-Jade Petroleum to acquire Jiaozuo Wanfang Aluminum shares for up to 1.1 bln yuan

    Feb 27 (Reuters) - Geo-Jade Petroleum Corp * Says to acquire up to 120 million shares of JiaozuoWanfang Aluminum from Chalco for up to 1.1 billionyuan ($175.45 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1G0qSqj Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2695 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) …

  • 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail

    MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains have escaped from jail. …

  • Japan police arrest teens for 'IS-inspired' killing
    Japan police arrest teens for 'IS-inspired' killing

    Japanese police on Friday arrested three teenagers on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Islamist extremist executions. The brutalised and naked body of Ryota Uemura was found in undergrowth near a river last Friday. Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing, with media reporting every twist and turn in the investigation, including details of how the youngster's mobile phone was used to send a friend request …

  • Obama goes from interviewee to interviewer for StoryCorps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the switch from interviewee to interviewer. …