Germany set to tax young to pay for boomers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Telegraph) Germany is proposing to levy extra taxes on the young to pay for the costs of the country's growing numbers of old people, under government plans more…

China's cash buys inroads in Caribbean

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) NASSAU, the Bahamas — A brand new $35 million stadium opened here in the Bahamas a few weeks ago, a gift from the Chinese government. more…

Beijing insurer refuses to cover Iranian oil

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Israel National News) Key ship insurer the China P&I Club said Thursday that it will halt indemnity coverage for tankers carrying Iranian oil as Western nations tighten sanctions more…

Chinese rogue trader sentenced to death

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) A Chinese rogue trader who 'cheated' investors on her way to losing £10m in gold trading has been sentenced to death today. The 30-year-old Wang more…

Artificial cobweb to protect crops

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (YNetNews) An artificial spider web may soon become the hottest thing in agricultural pest control. The SpiderNet – a special weave of micro-fibers developed by Israeli company Meteor more…

France fears new serial killer after 4 shot

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) Fears grew Friday that a serial killer was stalking apartment buildings in the suburbs of Paris, where the same weapon has been used to murder four more…

Clashes in Syria kill 80, despite U.N. peace plan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Deutsche Presse Agentur) About 80 people were killed Saturday by Syrian forces, opposition activists said on Saturday, calling it a "day of unabated killings," coming despite overnight criticism more…

Iran lawmaker: Country can produce nuclear weapon

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (YNetNews) A prominent Iranian lawmaker said Iran has the knowledge and scientific capability to produce nuclear weapons but will never do so. Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam said Iran can more…

Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) A race against time is under way to save to save 130 Pakistani soldiers buried today in an avalanche on the 'world's highest battlefield'. The more…