(MENAFN - AFP) Jewels belonging to the Duke of Windsor and his American wife Wallis Simpson -- the couple whose relationship scandalised 1930s Britain -- sold for a million dollars at a London auction on Thursday.
The top-selling lot at the Sotheby's sale was a sapphire bracelet by Cartier, designed as a series of oval links set with gems, which sold for Â£230,500 ($377,000).
(MENAFN - AFP) The number of new cancer cases around the globe jumped by 11 percent in a five-year period, reaching 14.1 million in 2012, with breast cancer increasing by one-fifth, the UN health agency said Thursday.
The World Health Organization also reported that cancer deaths had risen by 8.4 percent from 2008 to 2012, hitting 8.2 million.
(MENAFN - AFP) Three former directors of the collapsed Icelandic bank Kaupthing were convicted for fraud by a Reykjavik court Thursday and sentenced to between three a half and five and half years in prison.
The three men were convicted for hiding the fact that a Qatari investor used money loaned from Kaupthing to buy a 5.1 percent stake in the bank right in the middle ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Industry tracker eMarketer forecasts that YouTube will rake in about $5.6 billion from ads this year, pocketing nearly two billion of those dollars as profit.
The Google-owned online video sharing venue should net $1.96 billion, after divvying YouTube ad revenue with partners and creators of content, in a 65.5 percent jump from what it netted in 2012, according ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Peugeot confirmed Thursday it is in talks with Chinese giant Dongfeng about a shareholder tie-up, while GM announced it was dropping its 7 percent stake in the loss-making French carmaker.
PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second-biggest carmaker in Europe after Volkswagen of Germany, stressed that there had not been any agreement on a tie-up and that the talks were ...