Nokia has pledged to strike back at Apple and produce mobile phones that will compete effectively with the U.S. technology company’s iPhone. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, chief executive of Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, said that it was aiming to be “even more competitive” following criticism that it had failed to come up with a handset to match the iPhone.
Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant who is suspected in his wife’s slaying in California, was found dead in a hotel in British Columbia, Canadian authorities announced Sunday. The nude body of Jenkins’ wife, former swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore, was found last weekend in Orange County, California.
Andy Murray clinched the No. 2 world ranking in men’s tennis despite struggling with his serve in Saturday’s semifinal victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Montreal Masters. The British third seed won 6-4 7-6 (10-8) in the Canadian hardcourt event to overtake Rafael Nadal and set up a final clash with either American fifth seed Andy Roddick or sixth-seeded Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro.
Canada is preparing to launch its toughest offensive to date against the Buy-American provision in President Barrack Obama’s $787-billion stimulus package. But protectionist sentiment in the U.S. will make it difficult for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make much headway when the two leaders meet next week at a North-American summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, even with the help of a new bargaining chip
Saudi Arabia has launched an investigation into its first fatality from the H1N1 Virus as it tries to head off a swine flu epidemic before millions descend for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, health officials said. A statement on the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s official Web site stated that “the Formula One campaign is [no longer] a key promoter for us” and that “current developments in motor sport” had resulted in the decision
German car manufacturer BMW has announced it is to pull out of Formula One and the end of the current season after a "landmark" decision to restructure the group’s motorsport activities was made by the company’s board in a meeting on Tuesday. A statement on the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s official Web site stated that “the Formula One campaign is [no longer] a key promoter for us” and that “current developments in motor sport” had resulted in the decision. The Chairman of the BMW board of management said: “Of course, this was a very difficult decision for us.
A fighter jet crashed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, in the fourth wreck in three days, authorities said. Authorities were looking into why the plane went down during takeoff from Kandahar airfield Monday morning, but the role of insurgents had been ruled out, said Lt. Col.
The death of a Canadian soldier in battle-scarred Afghanistan on Thursday brings this month’s toll of international military fatalities in the war to 47, the highest monthly tally so far, a CNN count of official statistics shows. The Canadian soldier was killed while he was conducting operations in the Panjwayi District in Kandahar province, the Canadian military said.
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American Ricky Barnes leads the field after the second round of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, after carding a five-under-par 65 for a 132 (-8) total — a 36-hole record for the tournament. The former U.S.