Wikinews Shorts: January 1, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, January 1, 2009. Contents 1 Slovakia starts using euro today 2 Attempted baby-theft in Tennessee 3 Spanish Wikinews reaches 4000 articles  Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one. File:Dual pricing.JPG The European country of Slovakia will have the euro replace the koruna as […]

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Greece formally asks for EU-IMF loans

Friday, April 23, 2010 Greece has formally asked for rescue loans by the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be activated, aimed at helping the country recover from an economic crisis. Under the plan, countries in the Eurozone will provide up to 30 billion euros in loans in the first year, while the […]

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Potty Training A Pug

Click Here To Know More About: Litter Box For Dogs Best Dog Grass Pad Submitted by: Patricia Wigsten Pugs with their cute wrinkly faces are a favorite breed for family pets. As far as potty training a pug is concerned, it can be a concern as this breed, like most other small breeds, can be […]

American film director John Hughes dies at age 59

Thursday, August 6, 2009 American film director John Hughes, noted for such movies as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, died Thursday due to a heart attack. A statement, released by his representative, said that he experienced the heart attack while on a morning stroll in Manhattan, New York. Hughes was born […]

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Japanese tsunami impacts California coastal town

Sunday, March 13, 2011 The tsunami caused by Japan’s magnitude 8.9 quake on Friday destroyed the commercial fishing harbor of Crescent City, California, a coastal town still recovering from a devastating tsunami in 1964. Although most of the fishing boats were removed in advance, the 198 docking slips that the harbor had provided for boats, […]

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Venezuela opens granite processing facility in Bolívar

Monday, February 18, 2013 Venezuela’s government has opened a granite processing plant in the state of Bolívar, with the intention of providing about 25% of the granite required nationwide. Ricardo Menéndez, vice president of the Productive Economic Area, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has yearned for the creation of this project to empower Venezuelan construction. […]

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