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Chinalco denies in talks to sell Rio stake: report
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Chinalco denies in talks to sell Rio stake: report

Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) has denied that it is in talks to sell its stake in mining giant Rio Tinto, local media reported on Saturday.

Dubai’s Arabtec says Aabar to acquire 70 percent stake
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Dubai’s Arabtec says Aabar to acquire 70 percent stake

Dubai-based Arabtec confirmed on Saturday that Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments is looking to finalize a deal on January 13 to acquire a 70 percent stake in the company for $1.7 billion.

JAL lenders to cave in to bankruptcy plan-sources
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
JAL lenders to cave in to bankruptcy plan-sources

The main lenders to Japan Airlines plan to accept a restructuring package that would require the carrier to file for bankruptcy, sources said, increasing the likelihood of a state bailout this month.

Snow, freezing weather hit Europe, disrupt travel
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Snow, freezing weather hit Europe, disrupt travel

Snow and freezing weather swept parts of Europe on Saturday causing travel chaos for thousands and forecasters predicted no let-up in Britain’s harshest cold snap in 30 years.

Blast outside Greek parliament, no one hurt
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Blast outside Greek parliament, no one hurt

Urban guerillas exploded a makeshift bomb outside Greece’s parliament on Saturday evening causing no injuries and minor damage, police said.

Opposition lawyer bids for Croatian presidency
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Opposition lawyer bids for Croatian presidency

An opposition candidate who pledges to fight corruption — a crucial issue in Croatia’s bid for European Union membership — looks likely to win the country’s presidential election runoff ballot on Sunday.

Nervous Venezuelans buy TVs after devaluation
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Nervous Venezuelans buy TVs after devaluation

Shouting “buy, buy, the world is going to die,” Venezuelans went on a frantic shopping spree on Saturday following a sharp currency devaluation that is expected to drive up prices.

CIA bomber video calls for attacks on U.S.
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
CIA bomber video calls for attacks on U.S.

The suicide bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan had made a video calling on militants to avenge the death of the Pakistani Taliban leader by carrying out attacks in and outside the United States, al Jazeera said.

Senate’s Reid tells Obama he regrets racial remarks
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Senate’s Reid tells Obama he regrets racial remarks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized to President Barack Obama on Saturday for comments he made during the 2008 presidential campaign that critics find racially offensive.

Obama launches new push for healthcare overhaul
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Obama launches new push for healthcare overhaul

President Barack Obama on Saturday renewed his pitch for final congressional passage of a U.S. healthcare overhaul and promised Americans they will begin reaping the benefits soon after he signs a bill into law.