News Headlines - 17 May 2011

▽Resentment still burns in the Ireland the Queen didn't see - Scotsman
THE biggest security operation ever mounted in Dublin ensured that bomb threats and noisy republican protests failed to overshadow the Queen's first visit to the Republic of Ireland.

▽Cautious welcome for 'green deal' to slash UK's carbon emissions - The Independent
The Government yesterday signed up to cutting Britain's greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half – but with no clear agreement on how to achieve the target. The Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced that ministers had accepted proposals by the Committee on Climate Change to enshrine in law reductions in carbon emissions to 50 per cent of 1990 levels by 2027.

▽Japan’s Carmakers May Lose 193,000 U.S. Sales - Bloomberg
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), Honda Motor Co. and other Japan-based automakers may lose as many as 193,000 U.S. vehicle sales to competitors this year because of parts shortages in their home country, an A.T. Kearney analyst said.

▽Stephen Hawking: 'heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark' - Telegraph.co.uk
Prof Stephen Hawking, the eminent Cambridge scientist and cosmologist, has dismissed heaven as a “fairy story for people afraid of the dark”.

▽Costa Rica agree to take Japan's place at Copa America - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Costa Rica have decided to accept an invitation to replace Japan at the Copa America, the Central American country's Football Federation president Eduardo Li said on Tuesday.







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