For a woman whose country is on the brink of financial collapse, Greek teacher Julie Koukliati is surprisingly cheerful.
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court charged the embattled prime minister with contempt of court on Monday for his refusal to re-open old corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, complicating the country’s political crisis. Prime Minister Yusuf…
This week, Iran will officially have a fully functional nuclear power plant (with the help of Russia) in Bushehr (a city on the southwestern coast of Iran) that will connect to the country’s grid by November at the
Political collateral damage inflicted by the West’s military action against Libya includes the destruction of two serious misconceptions long cherished by numerous experts in Washington. The first is the idea that in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century Europe is no longer strategically important to the United States
Feb 13 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers,acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asiancompanies were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday. ** Vodafone Group, the world’s largest mobileoperator …
Microsoft said on Monday it was investigating an attack by hackers on its Indian retail website, reportedly carried out by a Chinese group called the “Evil Shadow
London (CNN) — Authorities arrested eight people Saturday — including five employees of Britain’s bestselling Sun newspaper — as part of an inquiry into alleged illegal payments to police and officials.
Something I ran across on the ‘net that I wanted to share with readers. The video below was originally posted by Aljazeera in September of 2010: The past decade
BRUSSELS (AFP) – Greece will hold general elections in April, the government said on Monday, hours after parliament voted through tough new austerity measures aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy.
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian authorities will crack down this week on any public protest against the year-long house arrest of opposition leaders, Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, an official was…
Iraq inaugurated a new offshore oil export terminal in the Persian Gulf on Sunday in a vital step to ease infrastructure constraints and to bring sorely needed cash for reconstruction after decades of war and international sanctions.
OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) – Back home for just three hours, a tearful Miyoko Takeda sorted through her belongings. She left behind the kimonos she once wore as
LONDON (Reuters) – Global warming will get worse as agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which depletes the amount of carbon the soil is able to store, a United Nations’ Environment Programme report said on Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The finance minister for Canada’s top oil producing province of Alberta said he expects the Canada-to-U.S. Keystone XL pipeline project to be “revived” following presidential
The Economic Com-mission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNICEF-TACRO) on Thursday launched the “Guide for …
Reuters – Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s chief adviser was killed and his finance minister injured in an airplane crash near the eastern town of Bukavu on Sunday, government officials said.
Reuters – Nigeria’s ruling party candidate has been elected governor of President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, election officials said on Sunday, ending months of political uncertainty over who is in charge of the oil-producing state.
MONTREAL – Canada’s increasingly influential ethnic-press industry will seek a financial boost from the upper levels of government to better its business and journalistic know-how.
(Reuters) – General Electric Co said on Friday that its board voted to hold its quarterly dividend steady at 17 cents.
LESNIOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – When Wieslaw Radzieciak took office as the mayor of Lesniowice in the gently-rolling farmland of southeastern Poland 26 years ago, the Soviet garrisons that dotted the county were a stark reminder of which superpower was in control.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese maritime court on Saturday ordered the detention of a South Korean cargo ship over a chemical leak that polluted the Yangtze River, contaminating drinking water
Cooking over an open fire causes an estimated 2 million premature deaths each year. Producers of “clean cookstoves” hope to change that.
ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of Wegelin — Switzerland’s oldest private bank and which the United States has indicted for helping clients dodge taxes — is standing back from his role as chairman of the country’s influential Neue Zuercher Zeitung daily. Konrad…
The appointment of a new head of the Commonwealth Business Council never made the headlines, but with Britain’s need for growth as the eurozone struggles it should have.
LONDON (Reuters) – Growth in the world beer market picked up to reach 2.7 percent in 2011 as growth continued to strengthen driven by emerging markets, and is predicted to…
ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek cabinet approved a draft bill spelling out reforms required by the EU and the IMF on Friday, taking Athens closer to getting a new 130 billion-euro bailout after the prime minister warned the alternative was “catastrophe….
The EU on Friday pushed India to use its influence to get Iran to resume talks over its disputed nuclear drive, a day after New Delhi said it wanted to boost trade with the Islamic republic.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – The industry executives who pile into Cape Town every year for the annual African mining conference love the sun, wine and stunning mountain backdrop the venue provides. But South Africa’s…
FRANKFURT, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Stricken solar company Q-Cells invited holders of its 2012 convertible bond to a creditors’ meeting on Feb. 27, aiming to postpone the maturity date of the bond which…
LONDON (Reuters) – Financier Nathaniel Rothschild lost a libel case on Friday against a newspaper that depicted him as a “puppet master” who used his friendship with a European trade chief to impress a Russian oligarch and help close a business deal. Rothschild sued the Daily Mail over a…