Mali crisis: Attack on UN convoy kills two


18 April 2015 From the section Africa The UN's Minusma force has some 9,000 personnel in Mali A United Nations supply convoy has been attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed. The attack took place about 15km (9 miles) west of the city late on Friday, the UN Mission in Mali said. The UN took over security after French-led forces intervened to retake northern cities from Islamist militants in 2013. But at least 35 UN troops have been killed and 140 wounded since Read more [...]

Osborne sounds alarm over Greek crisis as EC gives May deadline- live updates


UK chancellor has warned that one misstep in the Greek debt negotiations could return Europe to the ‘perilous state’ of 2011 and 2012Osborne: Mood at IMF is ‘notably’ more gloomyEC: Greece must deliver by May 11Schauble: No deal soonEuropean stock markets fallingCity hit by Bloomberg outage 5.02pm BST After a day of heavy selling, European stock markets have all closed deep in the red tonight.The German DAX, Spanish IBEX and Italian FTSE MIB all tumbled more than 2%, as fears over Greece Read more [...]

Falkland Crisis Is Microcosm of a Larger One


Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling With the settlement of the Falkland Islands, Charles Darwin predicted the native fox would "be classed with the dodo, as an animal which has perished from the face of the earth."(1) Sadly, he was right; none has been seen since 1875, among other animal and marine species inhabiting the archipelago which also suffered extinction. At least for humans, living at peace with nature is difficult enough-let alone with each other. With the announcement by Britain's Read more [...]

Greek bailout: Crisis escalates as eurogroup talks break up


Rolling coverage as the high-stakes negotiations over Greece’s financial programme hit problems, with eurogroup insisting Athens must ask for a bailout extensionLatest: Greece’s Varoufakis hits backSummary: crisis moves up a notchPress conference - highlights start hereTalks collapse after leakGreece rejects draft proposal 8.51pm GMT Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times says there’s confusion over why Greece would have signed the original draft statement prepared by Pierre Moscovici, but not Read more [...]

Russian PM urges calm over rouble crisis – business live


All the latest financial and economic news, as the Russian crisis looms over the markets.Medvedev says Russia will bring order to the marketsVideo: Word on the streets of MoscowSummary: Rouble under pressure todayRussian finance ministry starts selling FX reservesAre capital controls next? Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Rouble routed as Russian crisis escalates – business live


Rolling coverage as the Russian crisis deepens after last night’s shock interest rate hike fails to shore up the rouble. Latest: Central bank plans more measuresRouble bounces back!... after hitting 80/$ 1 and 100/€1Russian currency crisis worsensEarlier:BoE governor on oil, Russia, inflation Co-op fails bank stress tests; RBS and Lloyds scrape through Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Greek unemployment could cause ‘social crisis’ – business live


All the latest business and economics news, as the International Labour Organisation issues a new report on the Greek jobless crisis.Latest: ILO demands new strategy to fight Greek unemploymentEarlier: German business climate improvesGlobal business confidence hits five-year low since 2009Spanish 10-year yields hit record low below 2% Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]