News Headlines - 11 April 2014

High Court Order to Stop Whaling may be Convenient for Japan : Nature World News

Whaling for profit is banned internationally, and Japan could have ignored the court order and gone the way of Iceland and Norway, which openly defy the international ban against whaling. Japan is one of the largest buyers of Icelandic whale meat. Japan also conducts other "scientific" whaling operations in other parts of the world, and the ICJ ruling does not apply to those operations.
However, some people close to the situation suggest that the ICJ ruling may have given Japan a convenient political way out of a sensitive situation.

BBC News - Japan approves energy plan backing nuclear power

The Japanese government has approved an energy plan that backs the use of nuclear power, despite public anxiety after the Fukushima disaster.
The plan reverses an earlier decision to phase out nuclear power by a previous government.

Journalists who broke NSA story in Guardian dedicate award to Snowden | theguardian.com

The journalists who first revealed the extent of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities dedicated a prestigious award on Friday to their source, Edward Snowden.
Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras had earlier cleared immigration at John F Kennedy airport in New York without a hitch as they arrived to share a George Polk Award for national security reporting with Ewen MacAskill of the Guardian and Barton Gellman of the Washington Post. The Polk awards are administered by Long Island University.

GM chief reportedly received 2011 email about steering problems | theguardian.com

Documents quoted by House energy and commerce committee chair called into question the company's version of events

A Crisis Of Leadership At The Co-Operative Group Is Also A Crisis Of Values - Forbes

A crisis of leadership and corporate governance at Co-operative Group, the UK’s largest mutual business, has been making a lot of people very agitated. It is not just because of a litany of unfortunate events, but because it represents the clash of two worlds. How that clash is resolved will be critical to business, important to the banking sector, and could have a wider impact on thinking on corporate governance today.








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