News Headlines - 24 May 2011

▽Germany to Shut Down Part of Airspace Because of Icelandic Volcano - Voice of America
German officials say they will shut down airspace over northern Germany Wednesday, because of the ash cloud from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano.
Experts say the cloud reached Scotland Tuesday. It is expected to move east over Scandinavia, The Netherlands and northern Germany Wednesday.

▽Obama in London: president pays tribute to 'enduring bond' - Telegraph.co.uk
President Barack Obama last night paid tribute to the “enduring bond” between Britain and the US as he embraced the “special relationship” in a speech at Buckingham Palace.
▽Presidential visit 'used to hide bad news' - The Independent
The news in question is David Cameron having handed a Government post to controversial Tory donor Lord Ashcroft, provoking a bitter coalition row with the Liberal Democrats. Within hours, Lord Wei announced his resignation as Mr Cameron's Big Society "czar", just a day after the PM's fourth try at relaunching his pet project.

▽Ford 'may cash in on Japanese disruption' - Scotsman
Ford yesterday said it saw significant scope to tempt buyers away from Japanese car manufacturers that are battling production delays caused by the March earthquake and tsunami.
Speaking at the launch of a new model of its Explorer sport utility vehicle in Tokyo, the chief executive of the group's Japanese business Tim Tucker said: "The opportunities for Ford in Japan have never been greater."

▽Sony Music Japan, Sony Ericsson hacked - CNET
The onslaught against Sony apparently continues: this time hackers have targeted Sony Music Entertainment Japan and stolen information from thousands of accounts in a Canadian Sony Ericsson eShop site, a spokesperson confirmed today.







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