The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of unemployed in the UK has increased by 49,000 to 2.5 million, with a record number of young people out of work.
President Obama welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House on Wednesday and praised China’s success.
International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 according to the advance release of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer.
The Eurogroup president Jean-Claude Juncker has said that no decision on a bailout fund will be made at the meeting of finance ministers in Brussels.
Pope Benedict XVI expressed yesterday that all who knew or admired John Paul II would share the joy he feels over the beatification of his predecessor, which will be held on May 1st in a ceremony which will be attended by over two million people
Three soldiers seriously injured in Afghanistan have been visibly moved by the warmth of the welcome they have received in Gibraltar as the guests of the local Royal British Legion (RBL). As Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, Ranger Andy Allen and Rifleman Jake Barnett arrived in Main Street on their first morning there was loud applause from the children of St Anne’s school and the Hebrew School who had turned out to meet them.
European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, attended the 6th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in London this week. It marked the first birthday of the European Union’s (EU) regulation to fight IUU fishing.
The notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann could have been caught sooner if Germany's intelligence agency had assisted, new information has revealed. The German Information Agency knew as early as 1952 that Eichmann, a chief organizer of the Nazi genocide against the Jews, was hiding in Argentina under a false name, the German tabloid Bild reported.
Billions in loans have succeeded in pulling Greece and Ireland back from the brink of bankruptcy. But many bankers are still expecting the worst. A new Ernst & Young survey reports that almost half of German banking executives think at least one Euro-zone country will go bust.
Japan is prepared to purchase over 20% of bonds that Euro-zone countries will be jointly issuing with the purpose of defusing tension and propping confidence in the Euro given the presistence of the European sovereign debt crisis, Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Tuesday in Tokyo.