News Headlines - 04 April 2011

▽France joins U.N. action in Ivory Coast - Reuters
French helicopters fired on military camps and armoured vehicles in its former colony of Ivory Coast Monday after President Nicolas Sarkozy said he had authorised the involvement in response to a U.N. request.

▽Barack Obama eyes $1bn re-election bid - The Guardian
Barack Obama has formally launched his campaign for re-election to the White House next year, hoping to raise a record-breaking $1bn (£620m) in funds as the Republicans struggle to find a clear challenger for the presidency.

▽Japan to dump 11,500 metric tons of radioactive water - Reuters
Japan needs to discharge a total of 11,500 metric tons of low-contaminated water into the ocean from a stricken nuclear power plant, a Japanese official said on Monday.

▽Hitachi, GE Turn To Nuke Plant Specialists For Help In Crisis -Nikkei - Wall Street Journal
Hitachi Ltd. (HIT) and General Electric Co. (GE) plan to enlist the aid of two U.S. firms in their efforts to resolve the problems at the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, The Nikkei reported early Tuesday.

▽Politicians say UK retail banks lack competition - Reuters
The retail banking industry lacks effective competition and the ICB commission set up to investigate the sector must consider major reforms, the Treasury Select Committee group of politicians said on Saturday.







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