Day: April 23, 2012

Sarkozy, Hollande Advance in French Presidential Poll

Wall street Journal: France’s center-right President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is seeking a second mandate, and Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande came ahead in Sunday’s presidential election and will compete in a run-off on May 6, according to estimates of preliminary results seen by The Wall Street Journal. Because no one […]

A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids

Source: Wall Street Journal – By AMIR EFRATI A new company backed by two Google Inc. GOOG +0.07% billionaires, film directorJames Cameron and other space exploration proponents is aiming high in the hunt for natural resources—with mining asteroids the possible target. The venture, called Planetary Resources Inc., revealed little in a press release this week except to […]

US, Turkey and Iraqi Kurds join hands

Credit: Asia Times: An acrimonious exchange between the Turkish and Iraqi leaders underscores escalating tensions as Ankara wades into its neighbor’s sectarian politics to back autonomous Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani. Turkey needs help from the Barzani fiefdom to muzzle separatists on its eastern border, yet its desire for a share […]