TOKYO, Feb 25- Japan's government will sell around a third of its stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, the world's No.3 tobacco company, in a deal that would raise about $10.4 billion for reconstruction of areas devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.» Read More
TOKYO, Feb 25- Japan's government will sell around a third of its stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, the world's No.3 tobacco company, in a deal that would raise about $10.4 billion for reconstruction of areas devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
*Tsunami hits Solomon Islands, reports of five dead. Feb 6- A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific as island nations issued tsunami alerts.
SYDNEY, Feb 6- The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled tsunami warnings and watches covering large areas of the South Pacific on Wednesday after a strong earthquake near the Solomon Islands. A small tsunami was generated near the epicentre of the 8.0 magnitude quake, the center reported earlier.
SYDNEY, Feb 6- Australia was not at risk from a tsunami after a powerful earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.
*Chrysler ousts Ford as No. 1 in sales in Canada in January. Feb 1- Auto sales in Canada slipped 2.2 percent in January, data showed on Friday, on weaker demand for European vehicles and strong comparable data from a year ago when Japan's automakers were rebounding from earthquake and tsunami disruptions.
At the time, Toyota was struggling to rebuild its supply base after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the yen was climbing toward a post-war record high against the dollar.
*Strong earthquake in Japan briefly lifts yen. LONDON, Dec 7- The euro fell to a nine-day low against the dollar on Friday after the Bundesbank slashed its growth outlook for Germany, with the currency at risk of more losses on prospects of a euro zone rate cut. The yen briefly rose after a strong earthquake struck north-east Japan, triggering a one-metre tsunami.
TOKYO, Dec 7- The Japan Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning issued for northeastern Japan after a strong earthquake centred off the coast shook buildings as far away as Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious damage.
The Korea Times thinks the North Korean leader really IS the sexiest man alive. The GlobalPost reports.
Japan's environment ministry expects about 33,000 tons of tsunami debris to reach the western coast of North America by next June. The GlobalPost reports.