Friday, 10 December 2010

F1 News: FIA approves radical rules shake-up

Formula 1 has agreed to a radical shake-up of rules over the next two years - with major car changes approved for next year and all new engine regulations given the green light for 2013. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88647

Is Nexus iPhone?s nemesis?

Matt Warman reviews Google’s new phone, and says it’s almost enough to shake up the market http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8194439/Is-Nexus-iPhones-nemesis.html

China Increases Banks' Reserve Ratios to Cool Prices

China ordered lenders to park more money with the central bank for the third time in five weeks to counter the threat from inflation after November’s lending and trade surplus topped analysts’ estimates. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-10/china-increases-bank-reserve-requirements-leaves-benchmark-rate-unchanged.html

Iran second only to China for executions

Iran is second only to China worldwide in the number of people it executes every year, almost all by hanging. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/8194230/Iran-second-only-to-China-for-executions.html

Climate Talks in Canc?each Final Day With No Deal Yet

The prospect of a modest agreement was still alive on Friday at the U.N. conference on climate change. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/science/earth/11climate.html

Nobel Committee Awards Peace Prize to Jailed Chinese Dissident

Defying outrage from China, the Nobel Committee held a ceremony Friday in the Norwegian capital of Oslo to honor jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, recipient of this year's Nobel Peace prize. http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Jailed-Chinese-Laureate-to-Receive-Nobel-Peace-Prize-111641954.html

Nobel Committee Awards Peace Prize to Jailed Chinese Dissident

Defying outrage from China, the Nobel Committee held a ceremony Friday in the Norwegian capital of Oslo to honor jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, recipient of this year's Nobel Peace prize. http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Jailed-Chinese-Laureate-to-Receive-Nobel-Peace-Prize-111641954.html

Government launches drive to support families

Prime Minister David Cameron has emphasised the Government’s commitment to families and set out plans to help troubled families get back on their feet. http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/topstorynews/2010/12/government-launches-drive-to-support-families-58038

Could Charles and Camilla Have Been Protected?

Could Charles and Camilla Have Been Protected? Royal couple's car was attacked by protesors in London. Could it have been avoided? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11967984

UPDATE 1-US House likely to pass reworked tax deal-aide

(Updates with details) WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will likely pass next week, with some changes, the framework of President Barack Obama's plan to extend tax cuts. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN105272020101210