Total's CEO dies in Moscow plane crash
Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow. His corporate jet collided with a snow plough and then was engulfed in flames. All four people on board were killed. ...

Lufthansa cancels flights due to pilots strike; train stoppage strands millions

20.10.2014 [20:25]
German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) cancelled 1,450 flights after a pilots union called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday, adding to travellers' misery after millions were left stranded by a weekend-long train drivers' stoppage. Lufthansa said late on Sunday more than 200,000 passengers and two thirds of its ...
Japanese Trade minister resigns

Japanese Trade minister resigns

20.10.2014 [13:23]
Yuko Obuchi, economy, trade and industry minister of Japan resigned on Monday to take responsibility over her political groups` funding irregularities, according to the Japan News. ...

Sweden contributes medical care efforts in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

17.10.2014 [22:28]
The Government has decided to contribute an additional SEK 100 million in humanitarian support to efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The new funds are to be channelled through the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency ...
Norway extends military conscription to women

Norway extends military conscription to women

15.10.2014 [22:20]
Norway on Tuesday voted to extend military service to women, saying the step was meant to expand the talent pool for its armed forces. ...

Scientists create new material that may allow us to breathe underwater

15.10.2014 [17:34]
Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark have created a material that can store oxygen in high concentrations and released when needed. A bucket full (10 litres, or around 22 pounds) of the material is enough to suck up all the oxygen in an average sized room. Think about how long you could breathe in a sealed ...
Darwin residents feel Indonesian quake

Darwin residents feel Indonesian quake

14.10.2014 [22:53]
Darwin has been shaken by a magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Indonesia's Banda Sea, but a seismologist says people closer to the epicentre may not have felt a thing. ...
U.K. parliament passes non-binding motion to recognize Palestinian state

U.K. parliament passes non-binding motion to recognize Palestinian state

14.10.2014 [21:52]
The British parliament voted Monday in favor of a non-binding motion to recognize the state of Palestine, in a majority vote of 274-12. The vote, which followed a debate that lasted nearly five hours, has no practical significance since it does not oblige the British government to change its current policy of recognizing ...

Ukraine's parliament approves president's choice for defence minister

14.10.2014 [18:57]
Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday approved National Guard chief Stepan Poltorak as defence minister following his nomination by President Petro Poroshenko. Poltorak, 49, a colonel-general, replaces Valery Heletey who faced criticism for a rout of Ukrainian forces by separatists in the east of the country at the end of August. ...
Germany against removal of PKK from EU terror list

Germany against removal of PKK from EU terror list

14.10.2014 [17:02]
Germany will not call for the removal of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or the PKK, from the EU’s list of terrorist organizations, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Sunday. Maiziere gave the remarks in a televised interview when he was asked about discussions in ...

Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

10.10.2014 [22:29]
Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. ...
Bulgaria’s 2014 parliamentary election: CEC announces final results

Bulgaria’s 2014 parliamentary election: CEC announces final results

10.10.2014 [17:53]
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has announced the final results of Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections held four days earlier. Eight parties won seats: GERB 84, Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) 39, Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) 38, Reformist Bloc 23, Patriotic Front 19, Bulgaria Without Censorship (BWC) 15, Ataka and socialist splinter ABC will have 11 seats each ...

Science finally backs it up: Leaders are made not born

10.10.2014 [16:21]
Genes have a little role to play in making future leaders and leadership development follows a specific progression via life experiences, says an interesting study. To prove their point, professors Kari Keating, David Rosch and Lisa Burgoon from University of Illinois analysed a group of students ...
Extraordinary curfew in Diyarbakır lifted

Extraordinary curfew in Diyarbakır lifted

10.10.2014 [12:32]
The curfew declared after the recent wave of deadly protests in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has been lifted, a Turkish official has announced, according to Hurriyet Daily News. Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker, a member of Parliament from Diyarbakır, announced the ...
Kazakh parliament ratifies Eurasian Economic Union Treaty

Kazakh parliament ratifies Eurasian Economic Union Treaty

10.10.2014 [12:07]
Kazakhstan’s upper house of parliament, the Senate, has adopted a law ratifying the treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union, according to TASS. The document is to be later signed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev. “The Eurasian Economic Union is a vital project that envisages cooperation between three ...
Three more bodies found on Mt. Ontake as search resumes

Three more bodies found on Mt. Ontake as search resumes

07.10.2014 [14:05]
Rescue teams found three more bodies Tuesday as police, firefighters and Ground Self-Defense Force personnel resumed their search atop Mount Ontake for the first time in three days, according to Kyodo News. It took the confirmed death toll from the eruption to 54 ...
Japan volcano: 16 still missing after Mount Ontake eruption

Japan volcano: 16 still missing after Mount Ontake eruption

05.10.2014 [14:42]
Sixteen people are still missing following the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake last weekend, Japanese officials have said. The search has been temporarily called off as a typhoon near the southwest coast made conditions hazardous. The volcano, about 200km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted last Saturday killing 47 ...

Europe allows gadgets to stay on during flights

03.10.2014 [15:21]
Airline passengers will be able to use smartphones and tablet computers throughout their entire flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Friday, which could also pave the way for airlines to offer wireless communication ...

Red alert in southern France as heavy rains sweep Languedoc region

01.10.2014 [17:39]
One thousand firefighters have been mobilised and sent to the Languedoc region in southern France where heavy rains have caused widespread flooding. The city of Montpellier has been particularly hit with dozens of roads made impossible by running water after the river Lez burst its banks. ...