June 2014

Today, France?s largest bank, BNP Paribas, will become the second major financial institution this year to plead guilty to violations of U.S. law. Following Credit Suisse?s admission in May to facilitating tax evasion, BNP?s guilty plea concerns $30 billion in transactions between 2002-2009 that violated U.S. sanctions against countries like Iran, Cuba, and Sudan. The […]

A tipster noticed an interesting bit at the end of this story. Standard Digital News ? Nigerian singer offers her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for kidnapped schoolgirls. Meanwhile, Islamists fighting for Boko Haram are leaving their forest hiding places after a number of senior militants died as a result of relentless attacks by snakes […]

This logo will appear on the websites of legally operating online pharmacies in the European Union (EU) A few clicks and a few days later the drugs are in the mailbox: For sure, online pharmacies are very practical. But they are also the perfect place for fraudsters who sell fake drugs and could thus expose […]

Several thousand Bulgarians joined in the June 14 2014 anti-government protests themed #DANSNoMore, marking a year since the beginning of the protests and with just days to go before the expected fall of the Bulgarian Socialist Party cabinet. The motto of the protest, which in Sofia began outside the cabinet office and proceeded to the […]

Well, this is interesting. A fisher is spotted in the Bronx. That was unexpected! Mystery Solved For Strange Animal Found Scurrying Around The Bronx. For months, a weird unidentified animal has been spotted roaming the streets of one neighborhood in the Bronx. The animal has been scurrying at night, and spooking people during the day […]

Montenegro’s Basic Court on Friday temporarily banned distribution of the editions of Informer in which Vanja Calovic, the head of a prominent NGO and a well-known government critic, is accused of bestiality – although the newspapers have already been on sale for some time. A court spokesperson explained that a judge would decide within 48 […]

In order to help conserve the millennial food and farming systems of the Central Andes, La Paz on Foot has launched a new Andean Food & Farms Tour. Designed to get participants directly engaged with farmers, markets, restaurants, local farmers organizations and rural communities, the tour starts in Lima, Peru and finished in La Paz, Bolivia, traversing the […]

Hotel booking websites which are not legally registered and do not pay taxes are taking large amounts of money out of the country without any control, the Montenegrin tourism association said on Thursday. The tourism association, which brings together hundreds of hotels, tourist agencies and restaurants in Montenegro, has called on the authorities to open […]

June 28th, 2014 12:05am Posted In: Natural Gas, News By Country, Ukraine, Energy Security With Russia threatening to limit the flow of gas through Ukraine’s pipelines, energy security has been pushed to the top of the European agenda. But between fracking East Sussex to insulating homes in Riga, policymakers can’t seem to agree on the best course […]

“We will propose to the president the date of October 5 for holding the parliamentary election,” Socialist Party leader Sergei Stanishev told journalists on Friday after the main parties met in parliament. They also agreed to support any measures the state needs to take to guarantee the stability of the banking system in the country […]

Annapolis, MD ? Promoting Botswana travel with confidence just got easier. The Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) U.S. Office is pleased to announce the launch of its Botswana Specialist Training Program, an e-learning program created specifically for travel professionals located in North America. Travel professionals can access the program at www.botswanaspecialistprogram.com. The comprehensive, six-module e-learning program […]

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko summoned his defense and security chiefs for consultations Saturday after pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport plane, killing all 49 people on board. In a statement released by his office, Poroshenko said all those involved in ?cynical acts of terrorism? must be punished. ?Ukraine needs peace. However, the terrorists will […]

The Central Election Commission on Thursday announced its final tally which closely resembled the preliminary figures from the June 8 national polls that gave the lead to Hashim Thaci?s ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK. The PDK has won 30.38 per cent of the votes and will have 37 seats in the new parliament, followed […]

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