Putin tops Forbes’ most powerful people list

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ThaNkS;© AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin topped Forbes’ 2013 ranking of the world’s most powerful people on Wednesday, pushing US President Barack Obama into second position for the first time in three years. Russian President Vladimir Putin climbed to the top of Forbes’ ranking of the world’s most powerful…

Putin tops Forbes’ most powerful people list

ThaNkS;© AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin topped Forbes’ 2013 ranking of the world’s most powerful people on Wednesday, pushing US President Barack Obama into second position for the first time in three years. Russian President Vladimir Putin climbed to the top of Forbes’ ranking of the world’s most powerful people on Wednesday, stripping US President…

China, India Sign Border Cooperation Agreement

ThaNks;Christopher Bodeen in Beijing and Katy Daigle and Chonchui Ngashangva in New Delhi contributed to this report. Oct 23, 2013, 12:29 AM BEIJING) — China and India signed a confidence-building accord Wednesday to cooperate on border defense following a standoff between armed forces of the two Asian giants in disputed Himalayan territory earlier this year….

Starbucks Suing Thai Vendor ‘Starbung’ for Obvious Reasons

Thanks;Courtney Subramanian @cmsub Oct,24 Stefan Wermuth / REUTER The coffee giant is suing owner of the Bangkok coffee stall for $9,600 As if Starbucks is not reaping enough profits worldwide, the coffee giant is concerned with a Bangkok street vendor whose logo is a little bit too familiar. The U.S.-based company is suing 43-year-old Damrong…

Pinterest ad potential boosted by women

Thanks; Benjamin Pimentel& MarketWatch Oct. 24, 2013, 1:13 p.m. EDT SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Pinterest’s $3.8 billion valuation based on a new round of financing disclosed this week is based on the social media site’s strong growth potential, especially when it comes to brand advertising and reaching female consumers. In fact, one ad industry executive…

American Workers Waste $34 Billion Worth Of Vacation Pay A Year

Thanks; MANDI WOODRUFF AUG. 27, 2013 23:59 The lines between vacation and office hours are more blurred than ever. Blame your smartphones. More than 80% of workers check into the office while taking time off and on average, two out of 14 vacation days go unused per year, according to PGi, a global conferencing provider….

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize

Thanks;Time Magz Oct. 22, 2013 (STRASBOURG, France) — Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, has finally collected the European Union’s 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights. In Tuesday’s stirring ceremony, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that “23 years later, we welcome you here and it is a…

Beer is good for your heart

Thanks;NewsLoop RESEARCHERS at Harokopio University in Athens, Greece, have found that blood flow to the heart improved within a couple of hours of drinking two-thirds of a pint, or 400 millilitres of beer. While the study was small, involving 17 non-smoking men in their late 20s and early 30s, it adds to previous evidence that…