Dollar Halts Gain as Fed’s Kocherlakota Warns Against Rate Rises

09.01.2015 [12:56]
The dollar halted a five-day advance versus the euro as Federal Reserve of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said raising U.S. interest rates this year would hinder a recovery in inflation. The greenback fell for the first time in three days against the yen even as economists predicted ...

A 179 year-old-man says, “Death has forgotten me!”

09.01.2015 [10:56]
While most of us are scared of death and wish to live longer or rather have an eternal life, here is a story about a man who has discovered 179 years in India! Yes, you got that right! Mahashta Mûrasi is an Indian who has claimed to be born in 1835. Well, if what he says is true, he not only becomes the oldest man in the world but also the man who has lived the longest since the history of ...

Merkel says she wants Greece to stay in the euro zone VIDEO

08.01.2015 [17:20]
Germany's Angela Merkel played down the chances of a Greek exit from the euro zone on Wednesday, but made clear she expected Athens to stick to the terms of its international bailouts after this month's election. The chancellor addressed the issue for the first time since ...

All Three Charlie Hebdo Attack Suspects Detained

08.01.2015 [15:17]
The French daily Le Monde is reporting tonight that one of the three suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shootings early this morning in Paris has surrendered to police. Agence France-Presse said Hamid Mourad, 18, who was ID’d as one of the suspects in the killing of 12 people at the ...

What are the world's safest airlines?

08.01.2015 [14:16]
Aviation websiteAirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines. Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot. Rounding out the rest of the top 10 in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay ...

Bulgarian and US Armies to hold a Joint Military Exercise

08.01.2015 [12:27]
A joint military exercise by the Bulgarian and the US armies, dubbed Platinum Lion 2015, with the participation of the Serbian and Romanian forces, is to take place in Bulgaria by the end of this month, the country’s Ministry of Defense said. The drill will be held at the Novo Selo training area, near Sliven, southeastern Bulgaria, BTA news outlet reported. ...

Swedish foreign minister cancels trip to Israel

08.01.2015 [10:37]
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has indefinitely postponed a planned trip to Israel, a spokesman said Wednesday, amid an apparent cooling of relations between the two countries since Sweden recognized Palestine “The foreign minister has decided to postpone her visit to Israel and Palestine ...

Machu Picchu Peru’s Inca citadel threatened by climate change

07.01.2015 [20:00]
Conservationists are growing increasingly concerned about the damaging effects of climate change on Machu Picchu in Peru. The site is an Inca estate built for Inca Emperor Pacacuti around 1450. In recent times the weather pattens in the area have lurched from drought to heavy rains threatening the unique citadel. ...

Polish driver dies in third stage of Dakar Rally

07.01.2015 [18:10]
Michal Hernik's death overshadowed Dakar Rally's third stage. The Polish driver, competing in the rally for the first time, was found dead 300 meters from the track and without a helmet. Dakar Rally organisers said in a statement on Tuesday that KTM motorbike rider Michal Hernik was killed during the third stage of the race, between Villa Carlos Paz ...

Sisi becomes first Egyptian president to attend Christmas Eve mass

07.01.2015 [15:13]
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a quick appearance at Tuesday night’s Christmas Eve mass at Cairo’s Abbasseya Cathedral in Cairo. Sisi is the first Egyptian president to attend the mass. Hours earlier, Sisi had just arrived back in Egypt from a visit to Kuwait to discuss future economic and political ...

Deadly blast kills at least 30 in Yemen capital Sanaa

07.01.2015 [13:48]
At least 30 people have been killed and many others injured by a blast outside a police college in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, security sources say. A car bomb was detonated beside people queuing to enrol in the police force, police officials said ...

Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul

06.01.2015 [22:10]
A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, injuring two police officers, the city governor says. She hit a police station in the tourist hub of Sultanahmet. The bomber in the incident was reported to have died ...

US State Department backs idea of Normandy format meeting over Ukraine

06.01.2015 [18:54]
The United States takes a positive view on an idea of organizing a meeting between the Russian, Ukrainian, French and German leaders, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. The meeting could facilitate the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, she said. ...

Social Media Is Literally Addictive

06.01.2015 [13:12]
People say they’re “addicted” to all kinds of stuff that actually turns out to be benign -- sure, you may really like those pumpkin spice lattes, but when they go away you don’t get all twitchy and irritable. However people who say they’re addicted to social media might be telling the truth, as another study ...

Drunken Birds Slur Their Songs

06.01.2015 [10:31]
At midnight tonight, countless drunken partygoers will join together arm-in-arm and muddle through “Auld Lang Syne” to ring in a new year. And they may be just tipsy enough to think that it sounds good. ...

Nasa reveals huge 'coronal hole' on the solar surface where winds reach 500 miles per second

05.01.2015 [19:20]
The incredible image was captured on Jan. 1, 2015 by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the coronal hole as a dark region in the south. ...

31 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

05.01.2015 [11:46]
At least 31 militants were killed and scores of others wounded on Saturday as Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant hideouts in the country's restive northwest. The attacks, part of an ongoing military operation, in Koki Khel area of Tirah Valle of Khyber tribal district also destroyed militant ...

Australians battle worst bushfire for 30 years

04.01.2015 [11:17]
South Australia’s worst bushfire for thirty years continued today, as reports claimed 13 volunteer firefighters had been injured battling the flames. Police have declared the bushfire, started in Sampson Flat in Mount Lofty Ranges and thought to have burnt out 11,000 hectares of scrub ...

Lithuania enters the Eurozone

02.01.2015 [10:52]
Lithuania on Wednesday obtained approval on its plans to join the eurozone on January 1. Ministers from the 28-nation bloc cleared the final legal hurdle for Lithuania to become the 19th member of the currency zone encompassing some 330 million people. The country had been given preliminary approval in June. ...