Queen Elizabeth releases grinning portrait for 88th birthday
22.04.2014 [18:59]
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth by renowned British photographer David Bailey was unveiled today to mark the monarch`s 88th birthday. The black-and-white photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace in March, was released on
US Military dolphins to take part in NATO summer exercises in the Black Sea
21.04.2014 [15:49]
American military dolphins will take part in NATO’s forthcoming summer exercises in the Black Sea, Tom LaPuzza, spokesman for the US Navy’s marine mammals program, told the newspaper Izvestia. He said those would be NATO’s first exercises involving military dolphins. “It may so happen that American and Russian military dolphins will meet in the...
Giorgio Armani settles 270m euro tax dispute with Italy
20.04.2014 [17:37]
The fashion house Giorgio Armani has paid 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill. A company spokesman confirmed reports that the payment concerned the group's subsidiaries abroad but declined to comment further
EU ready for talks on gas security
19.04.2014 [20:16]
The European Union (EU) and their member states are ready for talks with Russian Federation and Ukraine on security of gas supply and transit, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso Thursday said in a letter to Russian President
Cairo bomb explosion kills police officer
19.04.2014 [12:34]
An explosion in a busy square in central Cairo late on Friday, killed one police officer, Egyptian officials said. The bomb detonated next to a traffic post in Lebanon Square in Cairo's Mohandessin district, killing Major Mohammed Gamal Eddin. A security official said the bomb was planted inside the traffic post and it exploded
Adidas verliert seinen US-Chef an Edelmarke Gant
18.04.2014 [19:38]
Der Chef von Adidas in den USA, Patrik Nilsson, wechselt an die Spitze der Edeltextilmarke Gant. Neuer Chef in dem Schlüsselmarkt wird Mark King, bisher Leiter der Adidas Golfsparte TaylorMade. An der Spitze des wichtigsten Auslandsmarktes von Adidas kehrt keine Ruhe ein. Erst im Herbst hatte der deutsche Sportartikelkonzern in den USA seine...
Everest avalanche kills at least 12 guides
18.04.2014 [17:18]
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say. The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the
Russia, Ukraine, EU tied by gas dependency
18.04.2014 [17:04]
The need for cooperation over Russia's exports of gas to the EU via Ukraine was an important reason for the tentative peace deal struck in Geneva yesterday. But as Jack D. Sharples writes, gas will also be a source of East-West tensions for a long time
Facebook Planning E-Money Service
17.04.2014 [18:27]
Facebook is preparing a push into financial services, according to a report, with tools for members to store and send money online. The social network has applied to Irish authorities for a licence that would allow it to
Two more diaspora organizations established under Benelux Azerbaijanis Congress
17.04.2014 [18:19]
Two more diaspora organizations have been established under the Benelux Azerbaijanis Congress in the Netherlands and Belgium. The established organizations are Azerbaijanis Union of the Brabant Provinces and Azerbaijanis Union of the Noord-Holland Province
Annual New York Auto Show: Ford goes to new heights
17.04.2014 [15:27]
Ford started the first day of the 2014 New York International Auto Show with a high altitude New York debut; thanks to a bright-yellow 2015 Ford Mustang convertible perched high atop the Empire State Building. Bill Ford Jr., the American automaker’s executive chairman, and great-grandson of Henry Ford, was on
Brazil sends troops to Bahia state after police strike
17.04.2014 [14:31]
Brazil has sent thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay. Shops and supermarkets in the state capital, Salvador, have been looted and public transport was severely reduced following attacks on some buses
Students trapped in sinking ferry send heartbreaking text messages
17.04.2014 [13:40]
Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel. "Dad, don't worry. I've got a life vest on and we're huddled together," one 18-year-old student, identified
Pope Francis urges on Venezuelan crisis talks
16.04.2014 [20:30]
Pope Francis is urging Venezuela's government and its opponents to put aside their political differences and demonstrate the necessary courage to reach an agreement that ends weeks of violent protests. Francis' written message was read by the Holy See's representative in Venezuela, Aldo
New York police end Muslim surveillance program
16.04.2014 [14:33]
A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday
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