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2012-07-16

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Business booming for cross-border criminals

The economic recession has caused difficulties for people around the world, but according to a UN report, cross-border criminals are doing quite well

The economic recession has caused difficulties for people around the world, but according to a UN report, cross-border criminals are doing quite well

Europe

IMF urges Europe to act swiftly on debt crisis

The International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy recovery could be at risk and that Europe’s policy makers must act more quickly to

The International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy recovery could be at risk and that Europe’s policy makers must act more quickly to

Business

Costly Olympic sized fiasco

The London Olympics have turned into a fiasco for G4S and its shares are winning no prizes after it failed to fulfil a contract for security

The London Olympics have turned into a fiasco for G4S and its shares are winning no prizes after it failed to fulfil a contract for security

News

London ready for the Olympics

The first wave of athletes has arrived in London, just a few days before the Olympic Games get going on July 27. The vast majority of the delegations

The first wave of athletes has arrived in London, just a few days before the Olympic Games get going on July 27. The vast majority of the delegations

News

Syria fighting spreads inside the capital Damascus

Syrian opposition activists say street clashes between rebels and government forces in Damascus have become more intense. It is the most serious

Syrian opposition activists say street clashes between rebels and government forces in Damascus have become more intense. It is the most serious

News

Rubbish removed from Russia's Lake Baikal

The shores on Russia’s Lake Baikal are undergoing a much needed makeover. Environmental activists and tourists have joined forces to embark on a

The shores on Russia’s Lake Baikal are undergoing a much needed makeover. Environmental activists and tourists have joined forces to embark on a

News

Who are the most wanted Nazis?

In Budapest on May 2011 a suspected Nazi war criminal stood trial. He looked to be a vulnerable and frail old man, but Sandor Kepiro stood accused of

In Budapest on May 2011 a suspected Nazi war criminal stood trial. He looked to be a vulnerable and frail old man, but Sandor Kepiro stood accused of

Business

Eurozone risk to global growth

The International Monetary Fund has cut its global growth forecast and warned that the outlook could get worse unless Europe’s policymakers act with

The International Monetary Fund has cut its global growth forecast and warned that the outlook could get worse unless Europe’s policymakers act with

News

African leaders hail first woman at helm of AU

The election of the African Union’s first female leader follows months of wrangling that threatened to divide the organisation. Nkosazana

The election of the African Union’s first female leader follows months of wrangling that threatened to divide the organisation. Nkosazana

News

Forest fires tear through Tenerife

Spanish authorities are battling to contain a massive forest fire in Tenerife on the Canary Islands. The blaze, which started on Sunday, has already

Spanish authorities are battling to contain a massive forest fire in Tenerife on the Canary Islands. The blaze, which started on Sunday, has already

News

Hundreds evacuated as wildfire ravages Sardinia

The southern Italian island of Sardinia has declared a maximum alert because of raging wildfires. Flames fanned by dry winds have spread close to

The southern Italian island of Sardinia has declared a maximum alert because of raging wildfires. Flames fanned by dry winds have spread close to

News

Heatwave forces Greece to close Acropolis

An unusually strong heatwave has forced Greek authorities to shut down access to the Acropolis, one of the country’s most famous landmarks

An unusually strong heatwave has forced Greek authorities to shut down access to the Acropolis, one of the country’s most famous landmarks

News

Cat marks 15 years as Alaskan mayor

A pet part-Manx cat who pawed his way into American politics is celebrating 15 years as mayor of an Alaskan town. Residents in Talkeetna favoured

A pet part-Manx cat who pawed his way into American politics is celebrating 15 years as mayor of an Alaskan town. Residents in Talkeetna favoured

News

Spanish protesters mourn "death" of civil service

A coffin symbolising the death of Spain’s civil service took pride of place at the latest in what are now daily demonstrations against the country’s

A coffin symbolising the death of Spain’s civil service took pride of place at the latest in what are now daily demonstrations against the country’s

Business

Gas price still sticking point between Ukraine and IMF

Although the International Monetary Fund has praised Ukraine’s economic reforms, it is also warning more needs to be done otherwise there is a risk

Although the International Monetary Fund has praised Ukraine’s economic reforms, it is also warning more needs to be done otherwise there is a risk

News

Scepticism about Hungary trial for Nazi war criminal

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre is urging Hungarian authorities to take action against the man being called the ‘most-wanted Nazi war

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre is urging Hungarian authorities to take action against the man being called the ‘most-wanted Nazi war

Business

Profit warning and FBI probe hit ZTE

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE’s shares have been hammered by a profit warning and word of an FBI investigation into possible sales

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE’s shares have been hammered by a profit warning and word of an FBI investigation into possible sales

Business

G4S hit by Olympic security hiring shambles

Shares in British firm G4S slumped after it admitted not being able to recruit enough security guards for the London Olympics. The shares hit

Shares in British firm G4S slumped after it admitted not being able to recruit enough security guards for the London Olympics. The shares hit

News

Romania referendum - questions growing

In Romania, campaigning continues ahead of a referendum on the impeachment of suspended president Traian Basescu amid growing concern over the

In Romania, campaigning continues ahead of a referendum on the impeachment of suspended president Traian Basescu amid growing concern over the

Business

Austerity helps budget focused H&M grow

Hennes & Mauritz said its sales rose in June – up three percent from the same month last year on a direct comparison of stores. The Swedish budget

Hennes & Mauritz said its sales rose in June – up three percent from the same month last year on a direct comparison of stores. The Swedish budget

Science_technology

Medical hypnosis

Pauline wants to put an end to what she calls her “small addictions” – snacking, smoking and drinking too much. To break free of her impulses, she

Pauline wants to put an end to what she calls her “small addictions” – snacking, smoking and drinking too much. To break free of her impulses, she

Culture

Stonehenge gets fired up for London 2012

‘Fire Garden’ is created by French outdoor fire alchemists Compagnie Carabosse. They have transformed Stonehenge, one of Britain’s best loved

‘Fire Garden’ is created by French outdoor fire alchemists Compagnie Carabosse. They have transformed Stonehenge, one of Britain’s best loved

Culture

Odessa Film Festival: the Cannes of Eastern Europe

The Odessa International Film Festival opened in style. The city’s famous Potemkin stairs were packed with cinema lovers who were treat to a

The Odessa International Film Festival opened in style. The city’s famous Potemkin stairs were packed with cinema lovers who were treat to a

News

Russia accuses West of 'blackmail' over Syria

Syria’s capital Damascus has been the scene of violent clashes between rebels and government forces for the second consecutive day. The regime is

Syria’s capital Damascus has been the scene of violent clashes between rebels and government forces for the second consecutive day. The regime is

Culture

Nobel winners' fan club

Welcome to Wonderland! That’s a bit what it feels like for these four young scientists from Spain and Germany. They are about to meet dozens of the

Welcome to Wonderland! That’s a bit what it feels like for these four young scientists from Spain and Germany. They are about to meet dozens of the

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Huge anti-nuclear rally as Japan government restarts reactors

An estimated 170,000 people took to the streets of Tokyo demanding an end to nuclear power in Japan. Organisers are calling this one of the

An estimated 170,000 people took to the streets of Tokyo demanding an end to nuclear power in Japan. Organisers are calling this one of the

Nocomment

Deadly tornado hits Poland

One person died and five were wounded in heavy storms that swept through the north-western provinces of Poland on July 14.

One person died and five were wounded in heavy storms that swept through the north-western provinces of Poland on July 14.

News

Poland cleans up after devastating tornadoes

Weather forecasters have predicted more storms of the kind that has seen a wave of freak tornadoes devastate parts of Poland. A major clean-up

Weather forecasters have predicted more storms of the kind that has seen a wave of freak tornadoes devastate parts of Poland. A major clean-up