UN Syria mission to end

The UN Security Council has announced it wont be renewing the mandate of its observer mission in Syria. The move comes just days before the current


Protesters support Assange

As protesters gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, there was intense speculation that the British government might suspend the Embassy’s


Nokia's smartphone hope

There is a lot at stake for Nokia and Microsoft when they jointly present their new smartphone in New York on September 5. The device, which will


Macca supports Pussy Riot

On the eve of the verdict in the Pussy Riot prosecution Sir Paul McCartney has written an open letter urging the Russian band to stay strong. “

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North Korean Olympians home

North Korea’s Olympians were welcomed as heroes in the capital Pyongyang. Their performance at the London 2012 Games was better than expected, with


Libor investigation grows

US prosecutors have more banks in their sights over the Libor international interest rate fixing scandal. Reportedly JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank