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(MENAFN - AFP) Thousands of migrants are trying to cross the Channel from France in search of a better life in Britain -- but what makes them risk their lives travelling from one wealthy European country to another

The answer is partly down to the allure of living in a country where many of them speak the language, English, and where they might have family or cultural connections, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Psy, Paris Hilton and Queen Elizabeth II all made it, but South Korean President Park Geun-Hye turned down her chance of immortality in the first Asian outpost of France's famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, that opened in Seoul Thursday.

The new museum's focus is firmly on the world of entertainment and, in particular, stars of the "Hallyu" or "Korean Wave" ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) An eight-year-old American has become the world's youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced Tuesday.

Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey.

He previously had both his hands and feet amputated and had a kidney transplant following ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Twitter shares fell hard Wednesday after the latest update from the one-to-many messaging platform revived doubts about its growth prospects.

Shares slumped 14.5 percent to close at $31.24, the lowest level in over a year.

On Tuesday, the company reported that it lost $137 million in the recently ended quarter on revenue that jumped 61 percent to more ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Twitter shares fell hard Wednesday after the latest update from the one-to-many messaging platform revived doubts about its growth prospects.

Shares slumped 14.5 percent to close at $31.24, the lowest level in over a year.

On Tuesday, the company reported that it lost $137 million in the recently ended quarter on revenue that jumped 61 percent to more ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday warned he would resort to early elections if hardliners in his party continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promised debt relief.

The left-wing leader's remarks came as the European Central Bank decided to leave its emergency credit lifeline for Greece unchanged, after keeping afloat struggling ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday warned he would resort to early elections if hardliners in his party continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promised debt relief.

The left-wing leader's remarks came as the European Central Bank decided to leave its emergency credit lifeline for Greece unchanged, after keeping afloat struggling ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland on Thursday announced a 27-percent rise in net profits for the second quarter, with the sale of US operations offsetting higher exceptional costs.

Profit after tax climbed to £293 million ($457 million, 418 million euros) in the three months to the end of June compared with a net gain of £230 million in second quarter ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland on Thursday announced a 27-percent rise in net profits for the second quarter, with the sale of US operations offsetting higher exceptional costs.

Profit after tax climbed to £293 million ($457 million, 418 million euros) in the three months to the end of June compared with a net gain of £230 million in second quarter ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday said it plans to reduce its headcount by 6,500 this year owing to sliding oil prices and as it looks to complete a mega takeover.

"Today's oil price downturn could last for several years, and Shell's planning assumptions reflect today's market realities," the company said in a statement, adding that it anticipates "some 6,500 staff ...

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