Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Leading economies showing overall steady growth trend, says OECD

The figures for Germany suggest that growth was losing its vigor, whereas in Italy the data continues to indicate a positive growth momentum.”

Leading economies are showing a steady growth trend overall, although Britain is doing particularly well and Japan and Germany are showing signs of losing pace, the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) said on Monday.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 09:40 UTC

FAO July Food Price Index at its lowest level since January 2014

While meat prices rose for the fifth consecutive month and sugar remained firm, there were sharp declines in grains, oilseeds and dairy quotations

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 203.9 points in July 2014, down 4.4 points (2.1 percent) from a revised value in June and 3.5 points (1.7 percent) below July 2013. While meat prices rose for the fifth consecutive month and sugar remained firm, sharp declines in grains, oilseeds and dairy quotations pushed down the FAO Food Price Index to its lowest level since January 2014.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Blatter challenges his critics to take the risk and stand for FIFA election

“If they want to take the risk, then take the risk; that is good. And I am happy to fight. But if you take the risk you also have the chance to lose”, said Blatter

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to “take the risk” and stand for election against him next year. Although he did not identify potential rivals in the ballot scheduled in May, he appeared to target UEFA President Michel Platini.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 01:28 UTC

Running seven minutes a day, helps keeps you ahead of cardiovascular diseases

Running for less than an hour a week benefitted as much as those running more than three hours a week

A new study has found that every step counts – literally – towards reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart healthy exercise, moreover, need not be either time-consuming or tiring. Scientists at Iowa State University found that running for just seven minutes daily, even at slow speeds, could help reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by up to 50%.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 01:24 UTC

A simple old remedy to help reduce the risk of developing some cancers

Trials and studies has revealed that long-term use of low-dose aspirin reduces the risk of developing major cancers and dying from them by around one-third.

In what is being viewed as one of the most important discoveries in the battle against cancer, a major review of trials and studies has revealed that long-term use of low-dose aspirin reduces the risk of developing major cancers and dying from them by around one-third.

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

US reject the ICJ as an 'appropriate venue' for addressing Argentina's debt issues

The State Department spokesperson also called on Argentina to engage with creditors to resolve remaining issues with bondholders (Pic Heffx)

A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said the United States would not permit the International Justice Court in The Hague to hear Argentina's claims that U.S. court decisions had violated its sovereignty.

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 07:12 UTC

Fifty years since the Gulf of Tonkin incident which triggered the Vietnam war

 “Aggression by terror against peaceful villagers of South Vietnam has now been joined by open aggression on the high seas against the US”, President Johnson

Fifty years ago, a controversial confrontation in the Gulf of Tonkin between the United States and North Vietnam forces set the stage for what eventually became US involvement in the Vietnam War.

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Prince William to alternate his royal duties with air ambulance pilot

“The duke sees this as a true form of public service, helping people in their most difficult times,” said a royal spokesman.

The Duke of Cambridge is to become an air ambulance pilot next spring, it has been announced. Kensington Palace said Prince William will join the East Anglian Air Ambulance flying both day and night shifts. It will become his main job, but his rota will take into account any duties he will continue to undertake on behalf of the Queen.

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 06:49 UTC

ECB to make more transparent European banks quality and potential litigations

Euro zone banks have faced a raft of fines for litigation since the ECB planned its review last year

The European Central Bank will consider the impact of future lawsuits and fines in its review of whether the Euro zone's 131 most important lenders have enough capital to withstand another recession.

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Ebola outbreak becomes a “public health emergency of international concern”

WHO chief Chan said the announcement is “a clear call for international solidarity” but also said many countries would probably not see any Ebola cases.

World Health Organization declared on Friday that the Ebola outbreak spreading across West Africa has become a “public health emergency of international concern”. WHO also revealed that Ebola took an additional 29 lives between Tuesday and Wednesday alone.


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