Canada’s Senate tests zero-emission ydrogen-powered mini buses

Ford is the first automaker in Canada to come to market with a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered vehicle. It is a minibus that could join current vehicle fleets. The Canadian Senate will use three of them on a daily basis to replace gasoline-powered vehicles. At the moment, Ford is preparing seven other similar shuttles for other regions across the country. – 314 words
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New Roles for Women Leaders Worldwide

In the past month, women across the world have been moving into new and groundbreaking political leadership positions. Here, we profile four women's recent successes. – 465 words.
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Wal-Mart makes nice with unions and Communist Party in China

Wal-Mart plans a major expansion to tap into China's fast-growing retail market and if that requires union representation and offices for the Communist Party sobeit. After all, profit trumps principle. – 225 words.
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Don’t bomb Iran wait for it to collapse

Iran sits on the third largest pool of oil. Roger Stern, economic geographer and national security analyst in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, says, “The mullahs are doing a good job of destroying Iran's economy. They should be left alone to complete their work. Attacking Iran would allow the regime to escape responsibility for the economic disaster it created. Worse, an attack could unite Iran behind the clerical terror-sponsors whose grasp on power may be slipping. For these reasons, the best policy towards Iran may be to do nothing at all.” – 778 words.
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Tempers flare in Russia-U.S. battle for control of agenda for European security, cooperation

Richard Weitz says that with Russia and the United States wrestling for control of the agenda of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 2007 could prove an important year for the 56-member state organization. – 899 words.
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Australian swimmer fights off two-metre saltwater crocodile

A man tells how he survived an attack by a saltwater crocodile in the far north of Western Australia. – 199 words.
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