The suggestion of Kiev's new self-proclaimed government to swap economic aid for the placement of US missile defense shield looks too much like an attempt to sour relations between the West and Russia, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Nowhere was the unedifying hubris of the bankster classes more obvious than in Swiss real estate. Not the private banking halls off Zurich’s Paradeplatz but rather their office portfolio in the heart of the USA.
Belgium’s king has signed into law a controversial bill that will allow for chronically ill children to be euthanized, local media reports. The bill, while widely opposed by religious groups, has broadly support among the public.
The various anti-Russian statements voiced by EU officials should be taken with a grain of salt as they are just attempting to lure voters ahead of the May poll, and are not interested in Ukraine actually joining the EU, a senior Russian senator holds.
One in three 11-year-olds is overweight or obese across Europe, a detailed analysis on obesity levels in 53 countries has showed. Action needs to be taken "to stop overweight becoming the new norm," the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
Around 11 million homes across Europe are empty or not in use – a number that could house all the EU homeless twice over, British media report. Housing campaigners who lobby for the rights of the poor have called the finding a “shocking waste.”