EU pressures China over Yuan

On the eve of the EU-China summit, Eurozone policymakers have stepped up pressure on China today for them to allow the value of Chinese currency –


IMF warns on recovery drags

The International Monetary Fund has expressed concern about the hit the financial sector worldwide has taken in the past six months from government


IF3 Freeski Film Festival

The IF3 Freeski Film Festival is all about free style skiing. The festival was hosted by Annecy in France – one of the towns which is bidding to


More protests in Romania

In Romania the government’s unpopular austerity measures are leading to more calls for it to stand down.   The latest demonstration saw teachers and


Floods in Tuscany claim lives

Three people have been found dead following heavy flooding in Prato in Tuscany. As much as 30 cm of rain fell in two hours causing widespread

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Sword contest in Japan

A sword contest was organised by the Ibaraki Prefecture. Competitors, who came from all Japan, had three cuts to convince the judges. They got points