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Mundil Mahil ‘enlisted gangsters to set fire to ex Gagandip Singh’ over rape claim →  December 6, 2011

Click “Like” to read full article Accused: Mundil Mahil is accused of luring her ex-boyfriend to her flat in Brighton where she was attacked. She denies murder Two ‘gangsters’ set fire to a TV executive after locking him in the boot of his car on the orders of his ex-girlfriend, the Old Bailey heard today. […]

Mundil Mahil ‘enlisted gangsters to set fire to ex Gagandip Singh’ over rape claim →  December 6, 2011

Click “Like” to read full article Accused: Mundil Mahil is accused of luring her ex-boyfriend to her flat in Brighton where she was attacked. She denies murder Two ‘gangsters’ set fire to a TV executive after locking him in the boot of his car on the orders of his ex-girlfriend, the Old Bailey heard today. […]

Geithner backs EU crisis plan, stresses ECB role →  December 6, 2011

By Luke Baker and David Lawder BRUSSELS/BERLIN | Tue Dec 6, 2011 5:41pm EST BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner threw his weight on Tuesday behind a Franco-German plan to tackle the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis and said the European Central Bank had to play a major role in any solution. Geithner offered […]

Wall St rises on EU summit hopes →  December 6, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Tuesday as investors bet European leaders would take strong steps this week to end the region’s debt crisis, including bolstering its financial rescue fund. The latest source of optimism came from a Financial Times report that European leaders will discuss boosting the firepower of the euro zone’s rescue […]

EU court to rule on airline CO2 cap on Dec. 21: EU source →  December 6, 2011

EU court to rule on airline CO2 cap on Dec. 21: EU source DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – The European Union’s highest court is expected to give its final ruling on December 21 on a European law that would force all airlines to pay for their carbon emissions, an EU source said on Tuesday. The […]

Inside Syria: Daily Life Amid The Gunfire →  December 6, 2011

Syria is a country in crisis, ripped apart by daily battles and intense fighting. Waking to the sound of gunfire is never pleasant; when it is incoming and down your street it is particularly unnerving. In Homs, every day starts with sniper fire. Every day. People queuing to buy bread or vegetables scatter. Children start crying, cars screech […]

US Ambassador To Syria Sent Back To Damascus →  December 6, 2011

The United States is sending its ambassador to Syria back to Damascus after he was recalled in October, a senior Obama administration official has said. Robert Ford is returning after the administration argued that his presence was important for advancing US policy goals and serving as a witness to the ongoing violence there. He had […]

HSBC fined after thousands lured into bonds they’d never see pay out →  December 5, 2011

FSA said bank’s NHFA subsidiary ‘inappropriately’ advised 2,485 customers to invest in ‘unsuitable’ bonds HSBC fined £10.5m and ordered to repay £29.3m in compensation Sample of files found ‘unsuitable sales’ had been made to 87% of customers Average investment of £115,000 by customers with average age of 83 Many of those given poor advice were […]

S&P piles pressure on Franco-German EU budget plan →  December 5, 2011

By Catherine Bremer and Daniel Flynn PARIS | Mon Dec 5, 2011 6:00pm EST PARIS (Reuters) – The leaders of France and Germany agreed a master plan involving treaty change on Monday to impose budget discipline across the euro zone as a top rating agency piled on pressure for a rapid solution to the EU […]

Wall St up but warning on Europe chills rally →  December 5, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Socks gained on Monday, but the day’s rally was dampened by news that Germany and other top-rated European nations could see their credit ratings cut. Stocks have tied their fortunes to a hoped-for resolution of the European debt crisis. Optimistic investors bought shares in the morning after French President Nicolas Sarkozy […]

Guidelines Encourage Wineries to Consider Cork Forests When Calculating Carbon … →  December 5, 2011

Guidelines Encourage Wineries to Consider Cork Forests When Calculating Carbon Footprint Dec 05, 2011 Winemakers who want to lighten their carbon footprint have yet another reason to seal their wine with natural cork, 100 percent Cork recently announced. The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) is now encouraging wineries to consider the carbon offset […]