Egypt’s capital was the scene of violent chaos Friday as tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas — a major escalation in the biggest challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. Even a Nobel Peace laureate was soaked by water cannon […]
CAPSIZES… A ship carrying 2,400 tons of sulfuric acid capsized on the Rhine River in Germany early Thursday, causing two crews missing and a halt on vessel traffic, authorities said. The ship overturned on the river near the famed Loreley Cliff, about 30 km south of the German tourism city Koblenz, German Federal […]
China is ready to take “organized action,” in particular, to continue buying up the bonds of those European countries that were hardest hit by the crisis. For China, the EU is a major market for Chinese goods. In 2009, the volume of trade between the parties amounted to $429 billion. During the first 11 months […]
Christmas Fair ... WOW ! Yes ! Thousands of shoppers are flocking to the high streets and supermarkets to get their hands on some of the unique culinary delights available at this time of year. As Christmas approaches many homes around the globe will be preparing their traditional dishes for the festive season. In the UK, that can mean anything from wildly expensive ham to traditional mince pies and sweets. The world-famous Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, Central London, is home to the some of the capital's most inspiring food halls, boasting luxury produce from across the world.
CANNIBALS…. A sick internet joke or a serious business proposition? A restaurant in Germany has been conducting an advertising campaign for people to donate body parts which will be transformed into delicious dishes at a new restaurant called Flime. The advertising campaign has been carried out not only online but also on television and […]
Andres Iniesta netted in the extra time to give European champions Spain their first-ever World Cup title here on Sunday, upsetting the Netherlands 1-0 in the final. In a game when a record number of yellow cards were given and John Heitinga was sent off in extra-time, both sides missed great chances from Arjen Robben […]
Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash from Iceland’s volcano starts settling, the World Health Organization warned Friday as small amounts fell in Iceland, Scotland and Norway. WHO spokesman Daniel Epstein said the microscopic ash is potentially dangerous for people when it starts to reach the Earth because inhaled particles can enter […]
The last time Eyjafjallajokull had an episode was in 1821, pouring tonnes of ash containing toxic fluoride gas into the atmosphere. It lasted not 24 hours, but until 1823, causing the deaths of many cattle and sheep through fluor poisoning. Eyjafjallajokull has had four eruptions in the last thousand years: in 920, 1612, […]
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and another 131 people traveling with him to commemorate mass killing of Polish officers during World War Two died on Saturday when his plane crashed on landing in western Russia. “On Saturday, President Kaczynski’s Tu-154 airplane crashed when landing near the town of […]
“The real significance of the euro is now becoming clear: just as there are no national economies anymore, there is no national solution to the crisis facing workers in Greece, Spain, Portugal or anywhere else. They are forced into a common struggle against global capital. “Workers of the world unite!” never sounded so apt. And […]
A drunk fan assaulted the goalkeeper of Ufa’s team at the 17th minute of the game. A fan of Avtomobilist broke in the guests’ bench and punched the goalkeeper, Vitaly Kolesnik, in the head. The next moment the man grabbed a hockey stick and swung it on the goalkeeper’s head three times.
Go Blonde parade in Riga, Latvia – more than 500 blonde girls marching in town dressed in white and pink, with white stockings The Blonde Parade through Riga is part of a Go Blonde in Latvia. There will be a ball, with prizes for, among others, the best blonde lawyer, journalist and politician, and a […]