Tag Archives: United Kingdom

14Feb/15

At least 300 migrants feared dead trying to reach Europe from Africa

(Next Media Online) – At least 300 migrants are feared dead in Mediterranean waters after they tried to reach Europe from Africa, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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11Feb/15

UK Labour leader says HSBC enabled tax avoidance on an ‘industrial scale’

Britain’s Labour opposition leader Ed Miliband alleges that HSBC bank enabled tax avoidance on an industrial scale. British Prime Minister David Cameron says that “every proper process” was followed when he appointed Stephen Green, HSBC’s former executive chairman, to be a trade minister in 2010.

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11Feb/15

Australia to compete at Eurovision Song Contest

Australia to enter the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 after last year’s Australian themed performance
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10Feb/15

Spain’s Podemos party says Falciani, source of HSBC leaks, to advise it

The leader of Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos (We Can) confirms that Herve Falciani, the so-called HSBC whistle-blower, will help his party with its election programme by producing a tax fraud report for the Spanish party.

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10Feb/15

World’s biggest flower market gears up for Valentine’s Day

The world’s biggest flower market gears up for Valentine’s Day, selling around one hundred million red roses.

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10Feb/15

Battery-powered train brings low-carbon commuting to UK

ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – The tagline says it all.

This Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit is being tested out over five weeks on a ten-mile track just outside London.

The train draws power from overhead lines.

It then lowers its pantograph and can run on its batteries instead.
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