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(MENAFN - AFP) American lawyer Peter Mulligan spent more than a month in a wheelchair after he broke his ankle last year during Spain's famed running of the bulls through the cobbled streets of Pamplona.

The previous year, a black half-tonne fighting bull gored his adopted younger brother Aryeh Deutsch, skewering his calf when he fell amid a crowd of runners racing just ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Mexican telephone tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil is planning to enter the television business, company officials said Wednesday, one day after the country's legislature approved sweeping telecoms reform.

Slim is eyeing paid television service as the next move for the company, said Arturo Elias Ayub, the company's spokesman and the magnate's son-in-law.

"We ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) IBM announced plans to pump $3 billion into an overhaul of computer chip technology to better meet modern demands of "Big Data" and computing pushed to the Internet "cloud."

The New York-based technology veteran hopes to leave behind the silicon long used in computer chips for a material that could ramp up power while shrinking processors to molecular levels.

Services ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) BNP Paribas pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal charges for violating US sanctions against blacklisted countries including Iran and Sudan, as part of a record $8.9 billion settlement.

US prosecutors say France's largest bank deliberately hid thousands of transactions with the two countries, as well as Myanmar and Cuba, between 2004 and 2012, in what officials ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The majority of the board of directors at American Apparel will resign under an agreement released Wednesday that was negotiated by investment firm Standard General.

The agreement creates a path forward at the struggling retailer after the company board's dismissed chief executive and founder Dov Charney on June 19 following allegations of bizarre behavior ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Ever dreamt of kipping down under a blue whale For grown-ups equipped with a sleeping bag and toothbrush, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting its first adult-only sleepover.

The August 1 overnight adventure was so popular that it sold out within hours of being advertised at the celebrated museum opposite Central Park, home to more than 32 million ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto doesn't just spray-can walls, he takes chisels and jackhammers to them, gouging out work on the streets that go way beyond graffiti into monumental reliefs.

But for his latest work, "Dissection", he has outdone himself - slicing a Lisbon metro carriage into bits and suspending the carcass of mutilated metal from ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) It was one of the greatest love stories in history and now the marriage certificate that sealed the union of Napoleon and his first wife Josephine is to be sold at auction in September.

The document dated March 8, 1796, was signed by the future Napoleon I and his fiancee Marie Josephe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, or Josephine, the Viscomtesse de Beauharnais.

The ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The Council of Europe adopted on Wednesday a new international convention to make organ trafficking a criminal offence, giving the police greater scope to hunt mafia groups involved in the trade across borders.

The new convention calls on governments to make it illegal for donors to be paid for their organs, or for organs to be removed without the person giving ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) US military researchers announced Wednesday they have awarded $40 million toward developing a new kind of brain implant that may help restore memories in wounded soldiers and civilians.

The work represents a major scientific leap forward, but experts said many hurdles remain before it can be shown to work in people, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ...

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