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Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany hours after release from prison

Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany hours after release from prison

Ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has landed in Berlin, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman has said in a statement. Khodorkovsky has been freed from jail after a decade of imprisonment as…

Pope Francis’ anti-corruption stance agitating mafia – prosecutor

Pope Francis’ anti-corruption stance agitating mafia – prosecutor

The anti-corruption stance of Pope Francis has riled Italy’s powerful mafia groups, according to a prosecutor who specializes in mob cases. State prosecutor Nicola Gratteri – who works in the…

The Dirndl Code: Expert Tips for a Rollicking Oktoberfest

The Dirndl Code: Expert Tips for a Rollicking Oktoberfest

With Munich’s annual Oktoberfest beer festival beginning this weekend, locals are gearing up for two weeks of partying Bavarian-style. But tourists heading to the Wiesn festival grounds face a few…

​Merkel calls for global data protection agreement

​Merkel calls for global data protection agreement

An international agreement on protection of electronic data is needed, according to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after Edward Snowden’s revelations that the US spied on Germany through its PRISM…

Pamplona Bull Run lands 23 in hospital

Bulls in the Spanish city of Pamplona on Saturday. Two men – a Spaniard and an Irishman – are in a critical condition with chest injuries. Most of the people…

Margaret Thatcher dies

Margaret Thatcher dies

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died peacefully on Monday morning following a stroke. She was 87 years old. The death of the politician, known as the Iron Lady,…

Eurozone finance ministers approve bailout deal for Cyprus

Eurozone finance ministers approve bailout deal for Cyprus

The Eurogroup has approved a deal on a €10 billion bailout for Cyprus, struck early Monday in Brussels. Cyprus avoids exiting the eurozone, but will have its second largest bank…

Thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage and adoption

Thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage and adoption

Tens of thousands of French families, activists and conservatives have marched in Paris protesting against a bill that if passed would allow same-sex marriage and adoption. Police fired teargas to…

Cyprus, Troika agree to 20% tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at Bank of Cyprus

Cyprus, Troika agree to 20% tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at Bank of Cyprus

Cyprus and the Troika have agreed to a 20 per cent tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at the Bank of Cyprus and 4 per cent on deposits held at…

Cypriot parliament approves ‘solidarity fund,’ allows capital controls

Cypriot parliament approves ‘solidarity fund,’ allows capital controls

In a bid to secure an EU bailout, the Cypriot parliament has adopted laws creating a “solidarity fund” to pool assets as the basis for an emergency bond issue and…

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