Archive May 2016

Ex-Barclays director accused by U.S. of illegal tips to plumber

Ex-Barclays director accused by U.S. of illegal tips to plumber

Published 31/05/2016

NEW YORK A former director at Barclays Plc (BARC.L) was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he provided inside information about impending mergers he [more…]

Bosnia pays tribute to David Bowie with vast mural

Bosnia pays tribute to David Bowie with vast mural

Published 30/05/2016

SARAJEVO A group of artists unveiled a huge mural of David Bowie in Sarajevo on Saturday to commemorate the British musician's humanitarian work during the [more…]

Florence fines Uffizi Gallery director for ticket tout warning

Florence fines Uffizi Gallery director for ticket tout warning

Published 27/05/2016

FLORENCE, Italy The city of Florence has fined the head of the Uffizi Gallery for broadcasting publicity without authorisation after he aired a recording warning [more…]

Beijing fetish restaurant teases with lobster and sex

Beijing fetish restaurant teases with lobster and sex

Published 27/05/2016

BEIJING With drinks served in breast-shaped cups and beers opened with bottle openers shaped like a wooden penis, the father and daughter team behind a [more…]

Turning 90, Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain’s queen in new story

Turning 90, Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain’s queen in new story

Published 26/05/2016

LONDON Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this year and the much-loved children's character returns for a new adventure in which he meets someone else celebrating the same [more…]

Constable painting seen fetching to $23.5 million at auction

Constable painting seen fetching to $23.5 million at auction

Published 26/05/2016

LONDON May 26 British painter John Constable's six-foot artwork "View on the Stour near Dedham," will go under the hammer next month where it is [more…]

For world records, Indian man removes teeth and gets over 500 tattoos

For world records, Indian man removes teeth and gets over 500 tattoos

Published 26/05/2016

NEW DELHI An Indian man obsessed with setting Guinness world records got 366 flags tattooed on his body and had all his teeth removed so [more…]

Congress moves to revamp toxic chemical law

Congress moves to revamp toxic chemical law

Published 25/05/2016

WASHINGTON Legislation with bipartisan support that would revamp U.S. chemical safety law for the first time in decades is advancing in Congress, winning overwhelming passage [more…]

London neighbors engage in ‘battle of the balconies’ ahead of EU vote

London neighbors engage in ‘battle of the balconies’ ahead of EU vote

Published 25/05/2016

LONDON The debate about Britain's future in the Europe has taken an unexpected new twist: a "battle of the balconies" between north London neighbors unfurling [more…]

Tech billionaire Thiel backs wrestler Hogan`s Gawker lawsuit – Forbes

Tech billionaire Thiel backs wrestler Hogan`s Gawker lawsuit – Forbes

Published 25/05/2016

Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, sits in court during his trial against Gawker Media, in St Petersburg, Florida March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times/Pool via Reuters

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is helping wrestler Hulk Hogan bankroll his lawsuit against Gawker Media, according to a report in Forbes.

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