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Billion dollar boost for US health research?

WASHINGTON – Health and science research would get a billion-dollar boost under the 2012 budget proposed Monday by US President Barack Obama, including a major new project to speed lab advances into cures. The increase for the National Institutes of Health stood out in the overall 3.7 trillion dollar budget…

In boost for Obama, Belarus gives up nuke material

Belarus to shed nuclear material, giving boost to Obama anti-terror goal In a sudden turnaround, the former Soviet republic of Belarus announced Wednesday that it will give up all its weapons-grade uranium — fresh momentum for anti-proliferation efforts even as the U.S. welcomed Iran’s decision to resume talks on its…

‘Yes we Kan’ T-shirts a boost for Japan’s new PM

TOKYO — As Japan’s new Prime Minister Naoto Kan took power Tuesday, he received an unexpected boost from online sales of T-shirts bearing his picture and the message “Yes we Kan”. While Kan was being sworn in by Japan’s Emperor Akihito, Japanese retailer ClubT said it had sold more than…

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