|May 23 2013||UN sees weak economic recovery this year ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) The world economy should start to make a weak recovery this year, but the United Nations said Thursday that Japan faces "risks" with its pump-priming spending and saw no end to ...|
|May 23 2013||Unions seek probe of Qatari buyout of famed French store ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Unions at the French department store Printemps have asked authorities open a probe into what they call opaque finances in the sale of the luxury shop chain to investors from the ...|
|May 23 2013||Yahoo! buys startup specializing in online games ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Yahoo! pressed on with its shopping spree on Thursday with the acquisition of a startup that powers games played on smartphones, tablets, consoles or personal computers.
Word that ...|
|May 23 2013||India's Tata Steel reports loss on Europe woes ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) India's Tata Steel, one of the world's biggest steelmakers, on Thursday swung to a quarterly net loss from a profit a year ago due to falling demand in its key European market.
|May 23 2013||Ricoh to cut 13% of French workforce ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Japanese office equipment and digital camera maker Ricoh will cut 338 jobs in France, some 13 percent of its workforce in the country, union officials said Thursday.
"The management ...|
|May 23 2013||Flu vaccine also linked to narcolepsy in adults: study ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Finnish researchers unveiled new data Thursday to link the Pandemrix flu vaccine to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in adults.
Other studies had already shown a ...|
|May 23 2013||Second child contracts polio in Pakistan's Waziristan ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) A second child has contracted polio in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border after the Taliban banned vaccinations there nearly a year ago, a UN official said ...|
|May 23 2013||SARS-like virus patent complicating diagnosis: Saudi ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Saudi Arabia lamented Thursday that foreign drug companies had patented the new SARS-like virus that has killed 22 people worldwide in less than a year, slowing down the diagnosis ...|
|May 23 2013||Ukraine bans first-ever gay pride march ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) A Ukrainian court on Thursday banned gay rights activists from holding their first gay pride march through central Kiev, citing fears of violence.
Kiev's district administrative ...|
|May 23 2013||French lawmakers ok plan for more English at universities ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) France's lower house on Thursday approved a plan to introduce more courses in English at universities despite critics alleging it will undermine efforts to promote French.