Category: World

Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – EU Commission

The extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn Euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstroem, has presented a full report…

Kalashnikov felt guilt for AK-47 victims

  AK-47 rifle inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov wrote letter saying he regretted creating weapon The inventor of assault rifle told Orthodox church leader of his spiritual pain and remorse as he faced his own mortality. PHOTO: Kalashnikov…

Ariel Sharon: Warrior or war criminal?

  We discuss the complex legacy of Israel’s controversial former statesman and army commander. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being remembered, both by those who loved and loathed him. The soldier-turned-statesman died on…

French First Lady hospitalised in Paris

        Valerie Trierweiler taken to hospital after media reports allege her partner, Francois Hollande, is having an affair.   French President Francois Hollande’s political and personal woes deepened after it emerged that…

Conjoined grey whale calves found in California lagoon

Conjoined Whale Calves Discovered In California Lagoon     Conjoined whale calves were discovered by scientists in Scammon’s Lagoon, Baja, California. Although the calves did not survive, the discovery was quite significant. Conjoined fin, minke,…