Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) has urged French companies to up their investments in Senegal. CCIP President Pierre Antoine Gailly told an investors' forum ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

Russia buries dead as bombings toll hits 34

Russia buries dead as bombings toll hits 34

Russia beefed up security and mourned its dead on Tuesday as the toll from jarring successive-day suicide strikes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games rose to 34. The ...

Family in bedside vigil as Schumacher fights for life

Family in bedside vigil as Schumacher fights for life

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was Tuesday still in coma and fighting for his life with his family at his bedside after a skiing accident in the French Alps. Doctors have ...

Palestinian cars set ablaze after prisoner release

Palestinian cars set ablaze after prisoner release

Suspected Jewish extremists overnight torched three cars belonging to Arabs in the West Bank town of Jalzoun, police said Tuesday, apparently in protest at Israel's release of 26 ...

Evacuation in North Dakota town after fiery oil-train explosion

Evacuation in North Dakota town after fiery oil-train explosion

A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in the US state of North Dakota Monday, causing an explosion that sent a massive plume of toxic smoke skyward and forced the ...

Indonesia sharia stronghold bans New Year’s festivities

Indonesia sharia stronghold bans New Year’s festivities

Islamic police in Indonesia's sharia stronghold seized thousands of firecrackers and cardboard trumpets after the city administration banned New Year's Eve celebrations for the ...

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) has urged French companies to up their investments in Senegal. CCIP President Pierre Antoine Gailly told an investors' forum organized on the occasion of Senegal Advisory Group session that several emerging fields of the Senegalese market match the offer and specificity of French companies. Gailly appealed to French investors to get involved in Senegal's ...

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The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all of humanity. For free. Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), an American nonprofit organisation backed by George Soros, has announced their plan to launch hundreds of cheap satellites in order to provide free data to every ...

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Russia buries dead as bombings toll hits 34

Russia beefed up security and mourned its dead on Tuesday as the toll from jarring successive-day suicide strikes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games rose to 34. The southern city of Volgograd began to bury the first victims of Sunday's bombing of the heartland hub's main railway station that killed 18 people and which officials have provisionally blamed on a young woman from the restive North ...

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Family in bedside vigil as Schumacher fights for life

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was Tuesday still in coma and fighting for his life with his family at his bedside after a skiing accident in the French Alps. Doctors have warned it is touch-and-go for the German, the greatest champion in the history of Formula One, as they wait for the full extent of his injuries to become clear after he fell and slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste on ...

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Palestinian cars set ablaze after prisoner release

Suspected Jewish extremists overnight torched three cars belonging to Arabs in the West Bank town of Jalzoun, police said Tuesday, apparently in protest at Israel's release of 26 Palestinian prisoners. The vandals also spray-painted "blood will flow in Judea and Samaria" -- the West Bank -- and "this is war" on the wall of a house nearby, just hours after Israel freed the inmates, Israeli police spokeswoman ...

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Evacuation in North Dakota town after fiery oil-train explosion

A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in the US state of North Dakota Monday, causing an explosion that sent a massive plume of toxic smoke skyward and forced the evacuation of part of a small town. The accident took place near Casselton, in Cass county, and no injuries were immediately reported, Valley News Live television reported. Authorities urged some residents in the town to evacuate, the ...

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Indonesia sharia stronghold bans New Year’s festivities

Islamic police in Indonesia's sharia stronghold seized thousands of firecrackers and cardboard trumpets after the city administration banned New Year's Eve celebrations for the first time, an official said Tuesday. The Monday night raid on street stalls and shops selling the items followed a fatwa, or decree, by the clerical Ulema Consultative Assembly that said New Year's celebrations or wishing someone ...

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New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue

An icebound Russian research vessel prepared to ring in the New Year in Antarctica Tuesday as blizzards delayed a helicopter rescue planned after several icebreaking attempts failed. The MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been stranded 100 nautical miles east of the French base Dumont d'Urville for a week, hemmed in by impenetrable pack ice that three separate breakers have been unable to breach. The Australian ...

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Myanmar declares ‘no more political prisoners’ after amnesty

Myanmar on Tuesday announced there were "no more political prisoners" after issuing a sweeping amnesty order aimed at fulfilling a presidential pledge to free all dissidents by the end of the year. The country has released scores of prisoners of conscience as part of dramatic reforms, implemented since the end of outright military rule in 2011, that have ended the former pariah's international isolation and ...

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108 journalists killed in 2013, Syria deadliest: IFJ

Some 108 journalists and media professionals were killed around the world doing their jobs this year, with conflict-torn Syria the deadliest country ahead of Iraq, the International Federation of Journalists said Tuesday. The death toll is down 10 percent from 2012 but the IFJ said governments still need to do more to "stem the bloodbath in the media". "Levels of violence are still unacceptably high and ...

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