Tuesday, November 10th 2009 - 08:40 UTC

Pope Benedict invites divided Anglicans back to the Catholic Church

Anglican clergy divided on women priests and homosexuality

The Vatican has offered to allow conservative Anglican clergy to join a special section of the Catholic Church. They would be able to retain the Anglican liturgy and a married priesthood.

Tuesday, November 10th 2009 - 08:29 UTC

“The main credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall belongs to Pope John Paul II”

Lech Walesa paid tribute to his compatriot John Paul II

The main honour and credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall belongs to Pope John Paul II and it is wrong to say it was the work of former Soviet president Mijail Gorbachev said the historic leader of Poland’s Solidarity movement and later head of state Lech Walesa

Tuesday, November 10th 2009 - 08:23 UTC

New UK energy plan anticipates 40% nuclear power by 2025

Names of ten new sites for nuclear plants (nine in England one in Wales) were unveiled by Energy Secretary Ed Miliband

A huge expansion of nuclear power was signalled Monday by the British Government as it named 10 sites where new power stations could be built. The first is set to be operational by 2018 and, by 2025 nuclear electricity generation could amount to around 40% of new energy provision.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 15:10 UTC

First recorded case of H1N1 flu transmitted to cat by pet’s owner

Just in case don’t sneeze next to your cat

A 13 year old cat came down with the H1N1 virus flu in the state of Iowa, in the US Mid West, the first case so far proved and evidence that humans with the flu virus can spread it to pets.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 12:41 UTC

G-20 pledged to maintain economic stimulus and asked for IMF monitoring

Strauss-Kahn: how to prevent the next crisis

Finance ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging market economies pledged to maintain economic stimulus measures until recovery from the global crisis is assured and asked the IMF to assess whether countries were on track for delivering strong, sustainable, and balanced growth to avoid future problems.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 12:38 UTC

Gorbachev urges Obama to withdraw from Afghanistan

“I think that our experience deserves attention” said the former leader of the Soviet Union

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged the United States to withdraw all its military forces from Afghanistan. Gorbachev told CNN in an interview on Sunday that “withdrawal from Afghanistan should be the goal.”

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 12:33 UTC

Twenty years later a “divisive line” exists between Russia and the West

Mitterrand loved so much the Germans he liked to have two Germanys

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall a “divisive line” exists between Russia and the West because of mistakes committed following the end of the Cold War, regrets former Soviet Union leader Mijail Gorbachev in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 12:29 UTC

World leaders join thousands to celebrate fall of Berlin Wall 20 years ago

Chancellor Angela Merkel will head the celebrations that reunited Germany and marked the end of the Soviet empire

World leaders are due to join thousands of people Monday to mark 20 years since the Berlin Wall's fall, an event that paved the way for the end of the Cold War. The main celebrations in the city will be at the Brandenburg Gate - the symbol of German reunification in 1990.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 08:43 UTC

With Iran in mind Israeli president begins historic visit to Argentina and Brazil

Shimon Peres, first head of state from Israel to visit Brazil in forty years

Israeli President Shimon Peres begins Monday a “historic visit” to Brazil and Argentina, the first in decades to both countries for an Israeli head of state, and one of the main issues of the agenda will be the so-called “Iranian infiltration” in Latinamerica.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 08:06 UTC

Want to buy fish rich in Omega 3? Try your nearest Austrian chemist

The Austrian pilot programme has been expanded to 15 chemist shops starting Monday

Austrian chemists will commence selling fish in order to raise awareness of the health benefits of a diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. As of this Monday, the clients of 15 shops of the Central European country will be able to buy fish along with the typical medications.


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