|Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ed Miliband meets Barack Obama in bid to bolster 2015 election campaign

Ed Miliband meets Barack Obama in bid to bolster 2015 election campaign

Ed Miliband used a meeting with the US president, Barack Obama, on Monday to discuss the foreign crises engulfing ...

Dota2: Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize.

Dota2: Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize.

Chinese team NewBee has taken home $5m in prize money after winning the world’s most lucrative gaming ...

Wireless monitor ‘relieves pressure’ on nursing staff.

Wireless monitor ‘relieves pressure’ on nursing staff.

  The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch. Placed on the chest, it wirelessly ...

‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV.

‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV.

HIV can become part of someone’s DNA and lie dormant for decades, making a cure impossible. Early ...

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Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with ... Full article
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This Week In Exclusive
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ... Full article
Human Rights
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military on his Facebook page is emblematic of the ... Full article
Families of missing children deal with despair and hope as the country continues to lose generation after generation. Eleven children go missing every hour and seven are never found ...
Migrant families wait to disembark from the Italian military ship “Grecale” as they arrived in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, on July 2, 2014 two days after a rescue ...
Despite hosting the second largest Syrian refugee population, Turkey has received the lowest level of funding compared to other countries hosting Syrian refugees, U.N. agencies have said. The report demonstrates ...
The French law, introduced in 2010, also covers balaclavas and hoods but has been criticised as targeting Muslim women. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters European judges declare that preservation of a ...
Norway
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ... Full article
’I condemn the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem on 2 July. There is no excuse for acts of revenge. The circumstances surrounding the murder are still unclear, ...
‘It is important that Norway, together with our European partners, sends a clear signal to the Syrian authorities that the persistent use of violence is unacceptable and must end ...
‘I would like to congratulate Thorbjørn Jagland on his re-election. It reflects the strong support for his reform work in the Council of Europe. In these times of crisis ...
‘Despite the difficult security situation in the Central African Republic, humanitarian actors are making impressive efforts to save lives and help the civilian population. Norway is providing an additional ...
“Norwegians shopping like crazy” analysts titled a recent report that shows that revenue in Norwegian retail increased by 0,5 percent in April, despite an expected decline.  The retail sales ...
Police are prepared to take action against Greenpeace’s ship Esperanza as soon as they receive the legal go ahead, the chief of police in Troms said on Friday. “This ...
Norway’s Football Association said it had banned political messages backing Ukraine or homosexuals during a friendly match against Russia on Saturday in Oslo. “At Ullevaal, it has been decided ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ... Full article
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
Sixty feet below the sea, in the world’s only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the ...
There are more than 1,000 drawings inside the Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc A cave in southern France dubbed the “prehistoric Sistine Chapel” has been added to Unesco’s World ...
The Middle East has long had a tradition of ornate gardens, but certain differences are found when comparing Ottoman and Safavid gardens Few people know how ancient the word ...
On a warm summer’s day Helena Bonham Carter is between jobs and between homes, supervising a move between the pair of London houses that she shares with Tim Burton. She is surrounded ...
“Close your eyes and think of the void,” Marina Abramović announces. “The void is also a cinema screen.” There are 160 of us here, along with a small number of the ...
All News
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused ... Full article
Ed Miliband used a meeting with the US president, Barack Obama, on Monday to discuss the foreign ...
Playing in his final All-Star Game on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees star went ...
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for ...
Asia News
Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to a monthly ... Full article
China’s ruling Communist Party will step up ideological education of officials to prevent them from aping Western moral standards and strengthen their faith in communism to help in the ...
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi became the first Italian head of government to visit Mozambique on Saturday at the start of an African tour aimed at bolstering trade ties ...
Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there ...
Africa News
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi became the first Italian head of government to visit Mozambique on Saturday at the start of ... Full article
Tunisia on Saturday launched a crackdown on mosques and radio stations associated with hardline Islamists ...
PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) – A French soldier was killed in the first suicide bombing targeting France’s ...
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) – Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits ...
Europe News
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday and said they had a wide-ranging discussion touching on relations with Russia ... Full article
Dutch forensic experts on Monday were examining bodies from the MH17 plane disaster being held at an east Ukraine train station as Kiev and ...
South Korean police said Tuesday that they have found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April’s ferry disaster that left more ...
Alleged intercepted phone conversations released by Ukraine’s security service of pro-Russian rebels discussing how they shot down Malaysian airliner MH17 are genuine, the US ...
Middle-East News
For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from ... Full article
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state headed to Cairo on Monday to try to end two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting that ...
The head of Iraq’s largest church said on Sunday that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader ...
Two American men were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict in Gaza on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said, the bloodiest ...
 Americas News
The wife of a Florida police officer fired for allegedly secretly belonging to the Ku Klux Klan is claiming that she ... Full article
Possible presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie face challenges in Iowa, a new NBC ...
Secretary of State John Kerry hit the political talk show circuit on Sunday, saying there ...
Fred Fitch, the three-term mayor of this small city in Southern Oklahoma, has a lot ...
 Australia News
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ... Full article
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Australian television producer Reg Grundy has been confirmed as the source of a mysterious donation to a fundraiser linked to the Liberal party before the 2013 federal election. Australian ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be lifted. All six sites were blocked in May after being accused of infringing copyright by the Spanish ... Full article
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ...
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
Politics
Ed Miliband used a meeting with the US president, Barack Obama, on Monday to discuss the foreign crises engulfing the world and portray ... Full article
David Cameron, François Hollande and Angela Merkel watch falling poppies during a ceremony marking the ...
On a Friday night two weeks ago, Democrats in Manchester, New Hampshire, packed a half-size ...
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow ...
Business News
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ... Full article
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ...
The debate about house prices is reignited on Mondayamid claims by Britain’s biggest property website that prices for homes have come “off the boil”. For the first time this year, the ...
Households are bracing themselves for the first rise in borrowing costs since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low more than five years ago. Thursday’s warning from Mark Carney, the ...
Environment News
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images Ecuador’s government was ... Full article
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta presents a “Hands off our Elephants” plaque to UNDP Administrator, ...
Fashion News
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns ... Full article
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red ...
So what exactly is retinol and who should use it? It’s a question a lot of people are asking. We reached out to Marla Malcolm Beck, CEO of Bluemercury, ...
When it comes to summer eating, we like our meals fresh, delicious, and healthy, so we’re not left with regrets when it comes time to hit the beach. So ...
Editorial News
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ... Full article
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ...
Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson Johan Michael Hanssonis an activist and politician for the Green Party. He led the Norwegian chapter of ...
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children dressed in yellow set ...
Life Style
LONDON (AP) — The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid ... Full article
The world’s largest biceps belong to Mostafa Ismail (Egypt) and were measured for left arm ...
1. Pump it up Regular aerobic exercise — bicycling, walking at a moderate pace, swimming ...
The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will ...
News & Reviews
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused ... Full article
Ed Miliband used a meeting with the US president, Barack Obama, on Monday to discuss the foreign ...
Playing in his final All-Star Game on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees star went ...
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for ...
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A picture taken on May 3, 2014, shows people visiting “The Gateway to ...
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