Japan on Monday issued a travel alert for visitors to Europe, reflecting widening concerns over terror strikes in Europe by militants trained in Pakistan, some of them possibly European citizens.
Tokyo’s alert followed a similar one from the United States on Sunday, which drew support from the United Kingdom and France. The UK raised its terror warning to “high” for its nationals in France and Germany after the US announcement. But Germany has said it sees no danger of imminent terror attacks, and German intelligence is skeptical of the warnings, reports Agence-France Presse today.
During this breast cancer Awareness Month or the pink month, we offer the following for those who are interested in knowing some tips on how to really prevent breast cancer. Remember, breast cancer in many cases is preventable – preventing it in the first place is preferable over being diagnosed through screening beginning at age 40, then having to be subjected to traditional chemotherapy and radiation once the disease develops.
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded this year to Robert G. Edwards, an English biologist who, with a physician colleague, Patrick Steptoe, developed the in vitro fertilization procedure for treating human infertility.
China surpassed Japan as the world’s second-largest economy last quarter, capping the nation’s three- decade rise from Communist isolation to emerging superpower.
Japan’s nominal gross domestic product for the second quarter totaled $1.288 trillion, less than China’s $1.337 trillion, the Japanese Cabinet Office said today. Japan remained bigger in the first half of 2010, the government agency said. Japan’s annual GDP is $5.07 trillion, while China’s is more than $4.9 trillion.
The provision, which is an interim rule that would take effect on Jan. 30, 2011, seeks to make sure borrowers are alerted to the risks of payment increases before they take out mortgage loans with variable rates or payments, such as adjustable rate mortgages.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday he will retire by the end of 2011, Fox News confirmed.
Gates, the only Bush holdover in President Obama’s Cabinet, made the announcement in an interview conducted at the Pentagon with Foreign Policy magazine on July 12 that was published Monday.
Gates has been expected to leave the administration before the 2012 election.