Maestro Muti skipping strike-plagued Rome theater

September 22nd, 2014

ROME (AP) — Riccardo Muti won’t be picking up the baton to conduct at Rome’s strike-plagued Teatro dell’Opera.

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Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

September 22nd, 2014

The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

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Tesco Suspends Bosses Over £250m Profit Error

September 22nd, 2014

Britain’s biggest supermarket group sees its stock price plunge after admitting a £250m mistake in half-year profit calculations.

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Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

September 22nd, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen.

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GM recalls cars over brake defect

September 22nd, 2014

American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.

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Erdogan: Turkey won’t give hostage release details

September 21st, 2014

The freed Turkish hostages are welcomed at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.


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Global protests over climate change

September 21st, 2014

Thousands march in New York as part of 2,000 protests taking place around the world to demand urgent action on climate change.

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Thai Murders: ‘Beautiful Hannah’ Brought Home

September 21st, 2014

The family of Hannah Witheridge say they are “broken”, as police reveal “sexual jealousy” could be a motive for her murder.

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Asian Games: Japan’s Hagino wins Asiad 200m freestyle

September 21st, 2014

Japan's Kosuke Hagino wins the final of the men's 200m freestyle at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon on September 21, 2014 during the Asian GamesIncheon (South Korea) (AFP) – Japan's Kosuke Hagino stunned heavyweights Sun Yang and Park Tae-Hwan to snatch Asian Games gold in an electrifying men's 200 metres freestyle final on Sunday.


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UN chief on streets for climate deal

September 21st, 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march in New York this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

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