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2008-09-05 21:00:19

MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - The Russian Energy Ministry has retained its 1% forecast for growth in oil production in 2008%, Deputy Energy Minister Stanislav Svetlitsky told journalists on Friday. "We're mildly optimistic [about oil production]," he said.

2008-08-20 00:00:30

Total world crude steel production was 696-million tonnes in the first half of 2008, a 5.7 per cent increase over the same period in 2007. In the UK the June production figure was 1.2-million tonnes, a 6.2 per cent fall on the figure for the same month last year.

2008-07-20 15:00:27

July 20, 2008according to anba: Brazilian imports of thermoplastic resins grew 60.7% in the first half this year, in comparison with the same months of 2007, having totalled 521,700 tonnes, according to data disclosed by the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (Abiquim).

2008-02-22 18:00:41

MOSCOW. Feb 22 (Interfax) - Global Investment Energy, an affiliate of former RussNeft owner Mikhail Gutseriyev, has acquired a stake in two companies with licenses to develop two oil blocks in Azerbaijan from Canada's Nations Energy Co.

2006-08-31 20:50:27

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan held a huge earthquake disaster drill in Tokyo on Friday with a U.S. navy ship transporting evacuees and helicopters carrying relief supplies.

2006-08-31 20:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan held a huge earthquake disaster drill in Tokyo on Friday with a U.S. navy ship transporting evacuees and helicopters carrying relief supplies.

2005-10-29 12:39:13

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will remove 7,000 Marines from Okinawa in a major overhaul of American troops and bases in Japan under a U.S. global plan to make its military more flexible, top officials said on Saturday.

2005-07-19 04:12:02

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - A Tokyo court on Tuesday rejected demands by Chinese plaintiffs for compensation from Japan for germ warfare conducted in China, the latest twist in tension between the Asian neighbors over their World War II history.

2005-07-18 22:01:17

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo High Court was set to rule on Tuesday on a lawsuit by Chinese plaintiffs demanding that Japan's government pay compensation and apologize for the activities of the Imperial Japanese Army's biological warfare units including the infamous Unit 731.

2005-06-28 02:23:33

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, on apilgrimage to the U.S. territory of Saipan where a decisiveWorld War II battle was fought, abruptly changed his officialschedule on Tuesday to visit a memorial to Koreans who died inthe war.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.