Category: GLOBAL

Indian Brothers Savor Success With Apple Gadgets

Indian Brothers Savor Success With Apple Gadgets

July 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Sanjay (10) and Shravan (12) from the southern city of Chennai, India, have drawn admiration from all quarters after developing four iPhone operating system apps.

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Japan’s Largest Anti-nuke Protest In Decades

Japan’s Largest Anti-nuke Protest In Decades

July 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In Tokyo, young people appalled at the ongoing Fukushima catastrophe join old-school protesters to keep the movement going.

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£13 Trillion Hoard Hidden From Taxman By Global Elite

£13 Trillion Hoard Hidden From Taxman By Global Elite

July 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together – according to research commissioned by the campaign group Tax Justice Network.

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Attack of the Drones – Video

Attack of the Drones – Video

July 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war?

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North Korean Power Shuffle No Surprise

North Korean Power Shuffle No Surprise

July 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

What has been happening in North Korea recently is straight out of the Hereditary Dictatorship for Dummies handbook.

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HSBC Official Resigns Over Drug Money Scandal

HSBC Official Resigns Over Drug Money Scandal

July 18, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Compliance chief at Europe’s largest bank quits over US inquiry that revealed porous anti-money laundering practices.

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JPMorgan’s ‘Hidden’ Losses Soar To $5.8bn

JPMorgan’s ‘Hidden’ Losses Soar To $5.8bn

July 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Criminal charges could result after internal review finds some traders at huge US bank deliberately misvalued trades.

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Dow Industrials Face Potential Shakeup As Kraft Split Looms

Dow Industrials Face Potential Shakeup As Kraft Split Looms

July 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Kraft, with a $69.4 billion market value that ranks 20th in the 30-stock gauge, may be dropped because the spinoff of its U.S. grocery business will shrink the world’s second-largest food company, said Keith Wirtz at Fifth Third Asset Management.

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NRA Draws Red Line On UN Arms Treaty

NRA Draws Red Line On UN Arms Treaty

July 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the powerful lobby group, said 58 senators have pledged to oppose the treaty if it covers civilian weapons, fearing an infringement of America’s gun rights.

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GOP Hopes Lumbering Economy Dooms Obama

GOP Hopes Lumbering Economy Dooms Obama

July 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Pundits speculate on whether the lumbering economy will doom the re-election hopes of President Barack Obama..

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Mark Kennedy Controversy: Activists Invited To Challenge Convictions

Mark Kennedy Controversy: Activists Invited To Challenge Convictions

July 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

DPP invites 29 activists to challenge convictions on grounds that prosecutor may have withheld evidence about undercover policeman.

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Fourteen Killed In West Libya Militia Clashes

June 26, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Rival Libyan militias armed with heavy weapons clashed for the third straight day on Wednesday in fighting that has killed 14 people, underscoring the country’s volatility months after Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow.

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Big Chinese Firms See US Sales Doubling

June 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Chinese companies on the leading edge of a trend toward greater outbound investment are accelerating plans for overseas growth despite headwinds at home and the unsteady global economy.

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Germany Needs Plan To Close Down Nuclear Plants

June 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

All Germany’s 17 nuclear power plants are set to be shut down by 2022.

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Against The Odds, Pakistan Woos Washington

June 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Since US elite forces killed Osama bin Laden deep inside Pakistan, relations between the two countries have been frosty.

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German President Will Delay Euro Rescue Fund Approval

June 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Politicians in Berlin celebrated a breakthrough on European economic policies and the fiscal pact on Thursday, only for the Constitutional Court and then President Joachim Gauck to throw a spanner in the works.

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Germany Set To Allow Eurozone Bailout Fund To Buy Troubled Countries’ Debt

June 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Angela Merkel poised to remove opposition to direct lending by rescue fund in move seen as step towards sharing debt burden.

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World Bank Predicts Weak Economic Growth

World Bank Predicts Weak Economic Growth

June 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The World Bank is projecting weak growth for the global economy as a whole this year, because of Europe’s debt crisis.

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IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Warns World Risks Triple Crisis

June 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Austerity is not working around the world. Lagarde says world risks falling incomes, environmental damage and social unrest without more sustainable approach to growth.

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The Russian Oligarch In Britain And Ship ‘Taking Arms’ To Syria

June 9, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

A Russian oligarch coming to London 2012 for the Olympics is caught up in an international row over a ship ‘exporting arms’ to the Syrian regime.

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