(MENAFN - AFP) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Sunday the European economic and monetary affairs commissioner should have veto powers over national budgets that breach eurozone criteria.
Such a reform would send "a strong signal that we truly honour our commitments", the veteran minister said ahead of a European summit in Brussels next month, in an interview ...
(MENAFN - AFP) As Japan slips into recession, South Korea is keeping an increasingly wary eye on its export rival's free-falling currency, which is honing a lasting competitive edge over Korean products in a number of key markets.
The massive fiscal stimulus and flood of easy money unleashed by "Abenomics" has sent the Japanese yen plunging to multi-year lows against a basket ...
(MENAFN - AFP) An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organization said, warning that the disease could spread rapidly in the country's densely populated capital Antananarivo.
The first victim was identified on August 31 in a district to the west of the capital, and died three days later, the UN health agency said in a statement Friday.
(MENAFN - AFP) Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease -- caught a break when research revealed their intake could be doubled or even nearly tripled without driving up their level in a person's blood.
Carbohydrates, meanwhile, are associated with heightened levels of a fatty acid linked to increased risk for diabetes ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Current efforts to prevent domestic violence are insufficient as a third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published on Friday.
Between 100 to 140 million women are victims of genital mutilation and around 70 million girls are married before 18, often against their will.