Murdoch to launch Sun on Sunday next week

Monday, 20 February 2012 19:03
The widely-anticipated Sunday version of The Sun will be launched Feb 26, News Corporation chief executive Tom Mockridge told the staff. The announcement Sunday comes after Murdoch, 80, visited the Wapping offices of the tabloid Friday to reassure employees in…

Motorists circle Moscow in anti-Putin protest

Monday, 20 February 2012 09:54
Some motorists also used white tape or grocery bags as they moved along Moscow’s main thoroughfares. “I’m tired of corruption and all the lies, I don’t want another 12 years of Putin,” said Lyudmila, a 38-year-old lawyer. “Ordinary people have…

Two Italian ship officials may be arrested

Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:22
Police reached the Italian tanker Enrica Lexie Sunday morning along with top Italian officials, including the Consulate General, to effect the arrest. Late Saturday the owners of the ship had agreed to cooperate with the inquiry. Two fishermen, Ajesh Binki,…

London oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers

Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:45
Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida, in August 2001 - one of them knew about the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They…

Thieves rob Greece’s Olympia museum

Friday, 17 February 2012 23:52
The robbers entered the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, also known as New Museum, around 7.30 a.m. and when a female guard refused to hand over the pieces, she was tied up and gagged. The robbers “approached the museum’s guard, tied…

Italy impounds fake US bonds worth $6 tn

Friday, 17 February 2012 23:42
The operation was sanctioned by the prosecutor’s office of the southern Italian city of Potenza and was the result of an investigation initiated a year ago by the Potenza prosecutor and Swiss authorities. The false securities supposedly issued by the…

German president quits over loan scandal

Friday, 17 February 2012 17:23
Wulff, 52, announced his decision to step down in a televised speech Friday, one day after prosecutors asked the German parliament to lift the president’s immunity which may lead to a formal investigation of possible corruption charges, reported Xinhua. A…

Britain jails nine for bomb plot, terror camp in PoK

Friday, 10 February 2012 01:19
A British court Thursday sentenced nine people, including one of Pakistani origin, for plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Three of the men, who were all members of an Al…

Catalin Predoiu appointed Romania’s acting PM

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 00:36
Romanian President Traian Basescu Monday named Catalin Predoiu as the country’s acting prime minister after Emil Boc stepped down from the post while announcing his cabinet’s resignation. The president made the move soon after Boc announced the decision to tender…

Russian embassy in Libya stormed over veto on Syria

Monday, 06 February 2012 08:30
Dozens of Syrian protesters stormed the Russian embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday, a day after Russia and China blocked a UN resolution on the Syrian crisis. According to witnesses, several dozens of protesters, condemning Russian and Chinese decisions to…