Total personal debt in the UK has reached record highs – 1.4 trillion pounds, a new report has shown. It means that households owe the equivalent of 94 percent of the UK’s economic output last year. An average household debt of 54,000 pounds is now almost twice the level of a decade ago, the report […]
OSLO, Norway — A family is demanding that a Norwegian museum return a Henri Matisse painting seized from Jews by Nazis under the direction of Hermann Goering in World War II. Related posts: Hitler statute in former Warsaw ghetto sparks anger
Internet Hacking collective Anonymous has said it has infiltrated and vandalized social networking profiles in North Korea. Related posts: Anonymous plans massive cyberattack against Israel Hackers attack Twitter user accounts Suicide bombers hit cellphone firms in north Nigeria Hackers breach Burger King’s Twitter account
Lego, accused of making fun of Muslim culture with its Star Wars/Jabba the Hutt Palace Lego, which bears a likeness to some iconic Muslim mosques in Istanbul, has decided to pull the toys from store shelves. No related posts.
URAPAN — Vigilante justice surfaces in the streets of Mexico’s Michoacan state as the bodies of seven men, all shot in the head as if executed, were found dumped in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street. Related posts: New Mexico teen shoots, kills two adults, three children Sri Lanka mass grave evidences […]
CYPRUS — The European Union and Cyprus closed a last minute deal to shut down its second-largest bank and inflict heavy losses on uninsured depositors, including wealthy Russians, in return for a 10 billion euro ($13b US) bailout. Related posts: Bank of England mulls negative interest rates
Venezuela is to formally investigate suspicions late President Hugo Chavez’s was a victim of biowarfare, soft-killed with cancer after being poisoned by foreign enemies, the government said. Related posts: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer Hugo Chavez surprises political foes in return from Cuba Venezuela’s VP the target of assassination plot
STRASBORUG — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that any free speech rights of Pirate Bay founders to list torrent files must give way to the rights of copyright holders. No related posts.
Hacktivist group Anonymous, along with numerous other hackers, is planning a massive cyber-attack on Israel, threatening to “erase” Israel from the Internet, Related posts: Israel: ‘If alive today, Jesus and Mary would be lynched by hostile Palestinians” Hackers breach Burger King’s Twitter account Hackers attack Twitter user accounts
ROME — A papal conclave to name the next pope has concluded at the Vatican, naming Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina as the next Pope. Related posts: Pope resigns from post, says age is to blame LGBT, feminist activists stage topless rally at Vatican Britain and Argentina prepare to revive battle over Falkland […]
PRETORIA — Dirk Coetzee, an Afrikaner police captain who once led a South African apartheid-era death squad and later turned ANC informant to topple the oppressive white minority government, has died at the age of 57. Dirk Coetzee was a former Afrikaner police captain who turned whistle-blower on his assassin’s squad. Fleeing South Africa in […]
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has succumb to cancer after a two-year battle, Related posts: Hugo Chavez surprises political foes in return from Cuba Venezuela’s VP the target of assassination plot
Pre-teen boys in Australia have begun receiving a Merck & Co. human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in a government-sponsored program designed to prevent cervical cancer, Related posts: New Mexico teen shoots, kills two adults, three children
LONDON — People across Britain could see their savings hit or face new charges on their current accounts after a senior official at the Bank of England proposed the “extraordinary” measure of imposing negative interest rates on banks. No related posts.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state media has run altered images of first lady Michelle Obama’s Oscars appearance, making her gown look less revealing, Related posts: This 2013, the Oscars Have Gone to the Beards
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The remains of more than 150 people have been excavated in the town of Matale in central Sri Lanka. No related posts.
ROME — Italian comic Beppe Grillo and his anti-establishment 5-Star Movement are stealing momentum from scandal laden mainstreamer Silvio Berlusconi just before election. No related posts.
CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba on Monday more than two months after surgery for cancer Related posts: Venezuela’s VP the target of assassination plot
A 150-foot asteroid, 2012 DA14, hurtled safely past Earth on Friday, hours after a meteorite slammed into a lake in Russia’s Ural Mountains region. Related posts: Meteorite hits Russian Urals, 900 injured