• Asian-born minister aims to become Merkel deputy 

    05/04/2011 05:00

    German Health Minister Philipp Roesler arrives for a party leadership meeting of the Free Democrats on April 5, 2011 in Berlin. Germany ’s Asian-born health minister Tuesday said he would campaign to lead Angela Merkel’s...

  • Russian manned spacecraft ready to take off

    Russian manned spacecraft ready to take off

    04/04/2011 05:00

    Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-21 has been transported to the launch pad and raised to a vertical position, ready to blast off on April 5, Xinhua correspondents reported Saturday from the site. Service towers move towards...

  • Madame Tussauds Vienna opens

    Madame Tussauds Vienna opens

    03/04/2011 05:00

    The Vienna branch of Madame Tussauds opened on Friday at Vienna’s Prater Park, becoming the Europe’s fourth attraction along with London, Amsterdam and Berlin. Visitors have the opportunity to play around 65 wax stars. A visitor poses with a...

  • Actress Penelope Cruz enshrined on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Actress Penelope Cruz enshrined on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    03/04/2011 05:00

    Penelope Cruz was honored with a dedication of a star on the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame here Friday, becoming the first Spanish actress to be enshrined on the famous spot. Actress Penelope Cruz poses with actor Johnny Depp by her star on the...

  • Japanese PM Kan visits quake-hit areas

    Japanese PM Kan visits quake-hit areas

    03/04/2011 05:00

    Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the quake-hit areas Saturday and encouraged the Self- Defense Forces members and other workers trying to contain the nuclear crisis after the tsunami. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto...

  • Obama kicks off 2012 re-election campaign 

    03/04/2011 05:00

    US President Barack Obama speaks to employees of AT&T, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon in Landover, Maryland, on April 1, 2011. US President Barack Obama on Monday opened his 2012 re-election campaign with a website announcement...

  • Japan uses color dye to trace nuclear leak 

    03/04/2011 05:00

    This handout picture taken on April 1, 2011 shows workers spraying resin on the ground near the reactor buildings to protect the spread of radioactive substances at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (AFP PHOTO / HO / TEPCO VIA...

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