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Toughest leg of Solar Impulse's global journey delayed

Toughest leg of Solar Impulse's global journey delayed

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

The most challenging leg of Solar Impulse 2's landmark flight around the world powered only by the sun was delayed on Tuesday due to concerns about the weather, organisers said.The single-seater aircraft...

Football: Prince slams waste of 'self-serving' FIFA leader

Football: Prince slams waste of 'self-serving' FIFA leader

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

Prince Ali bin al Hussein on Monday accused FIFA president Sepp Blatter of leading an administration of waste that ignores ethics as he stepped up a leadership battle ahead of a vote this week."The situation...

Football: Platini says Blatter lied about quitting FIFA

Football: Platini says Blatter lied about quitting FIFA

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

UEFA president Michel Platini said Monday that FIFA president Sepp Blatter had lied about his plans for a new term as he backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to oust the head of world football. Platini...

UN chief seeks 'global action' on climate change this year

UN chief seeks 'global action' on climate change this year

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Monday called for "global action" this year to limit climate change as international weather experts began a quadrennial congress in Geneva.The World Meteorological Organization...

Football: Platini says Blatter lied about quitting FIFA

Football: Platini says Blatter lied about quitting FIFA

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, accusing the football leader of lying to him about seeking a new term.Platini said...

Euro exchange rate volatile as Greece dominates sentiment

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

The euro exchange rate continues to soften against the pound sterling and US dollar as investors continue to focus their attention on the situation in Greece. [Contributed by TorFX]

MSF fighting cholera outbreak in Tanzania refugee camps

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) said Sunday it had launched emergency treatment centres in Tanzania, where thousands of Burundians fleeing unrest have been hit...

Sotheby's to make first sale from Nazi-era art trove

Sotheby's to make first sale from Nazi-era art trove

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

A painting by Max Liebermann from a Nazi-era art trove found in Germany last year will go on sale in London next month, the first from the collection to be sold off, Sotheby's said on Friday.One of the...

Luxury giant Richemont sees net profit plunge

Luxury giant Richemont sees net profit plunge

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

Richemont, the world's second luxury goods group with brands like Cartier and Piaget, confirmed Friday that its annual net profit fell by more than a third due to losses on financial instruments.During...

Sotheby's to make first sale from Nazi-era art trove

Sotheby's to make first sale from Nazi-era art trove

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

A painting by Max Liebermann from a Nazi-era art trove found in Germany last year will go on sale in London next month, the first from the collection to be sold off, Sotheby's said on Friday.One of the...

Swiss extradite French teenager trying to get to Syria

Swiss extradite French teenager trying to get to Syria

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

Switzerland has extradited a French teenager who was trying to reach Syria for a second time since March, the justice ministry said Friday.The 18-year-old was sent back to France on Thursday following...

UN 'shocked' at Hungary survey linking immigrants to terrorism

UN 'shocked' at Hungary survey linking immigrants to terrorism

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The United Nations voiced outrage Friday about a questionnaire distributed last week in Hungary suggesting a link between immigration and terrorism, warning it could boost xenophobia in the country."We...

55,000 have fled IS-captured Ramadi since mid-May: UN

55,000 have fled IS-captured Ramadi since mid-May: UN

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The United Nations said Friday that around 55,000 people had fled Ramadi since a surge by the Islamic State group in mid-May that landed the Iraqi provincial capital in the hands of jihadists.The IS jihadists...

UN rights chief denounces 'shameful' abuses in South Sudan

UN rights chief denounces 'shameful' abuses in South Sudan

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday denounced a "shameful lack of justice and accountability" in South Sudan, saying an escalation of fighting had led to flagrant abuses.His warning came as...

Luxury giant Richemont sees net profit plunge

Luxury giant Richemont sees net profit plunge

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

Richemont, the world's second luxury goods group with brands like Cartier and Piaget, confirmed Friday that its annual net profit fell by more than a third due to losses on financial instruments.During...

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