|May 18 2013||Slovenia says reforms on track despite ratings downgrade ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Slovenia on Saturday said it was confident its newly-adopted action plan would stabilise public finances and lead to an economic recovery, a day after international ratings agency ...|
|May 18 2013||Thousands join anti-austerity march in Rome ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Tens of thousands of people joined a union-organised march in Rome Saturday, protesting against the new coalition government's austerity measures.
The metal workers union FIOM said ...|
|May 18 2013||Serbia arrests eight over pharma firm embezzlement ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Serbian police on Saturday arrested eight people suspected of embezzling some 12 million euros ($15 million) from the country's main pharmaceutical firm Galenika.
The eight, ...|
|May 18 2013||Algeria pilots' strike grounds national carrier ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Air Algerie planes were grounded for several hours on Saturday when the national carrier's pilots staged a wildcat strike over pay, officials in the North African country said.
|May 18 2013||'Gap' for HIV vaccine efforts after latest setback ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) The hunt for an HIV vaccine has gobbled up $8 billion in the past decade, and the failure of the most recent efficacy trial has delivered yet another setback to 26 years of ...|
|May 18 2013||Lotto fever strikes US as jackpot swells ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Americans have lined up in droves across the country to buy Powerball Lottery tickets in the hopes of winning the record $600 million jackpot, the largest in the 21-year history of ...|
|May 18 2013||Gays, lesbians push for same-sex marriage in Venezuela ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Gays and lesbians demonstrated in Venezuela's capital Saturday to push for an end to discrimination and for civil rights such as same-sex marriage.
"In some areas of the capital, ...|
|May 18 2013||Denmark wins Eurovision Song Contest ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Denmark won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in the Swedish city of Malmo early Sunday with the song "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest.
Denmark, widely tipped to win the ...|
|May 18 2013||India Walmart lobby case 'closed' ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) India's investigation into whether Walmart may have bribed Indian officials to gain wider access to the country's vast market has been "closed" due to lack of evidence, a report said ...|
|May 18 2013||Morocco to harness the wind in energy hunt ,AFP|
(MENAFN - AFP) Morocco is ploughing ahead with a programme to boost wind energy production, particularly in the southern Tarfaya region, where Africa's largest wind farm is set to open in ...|