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Shares worldwide surge due to US government plan

Friday, September 19, 2008 Stock markets around the world, particularly those in the United Kingdom, have increased dramatically today. This is due to the ongoing events in the financial world, including the United States government’s announcement that it would buy billions of dollars of bad loans from US banks. The primary UK index, the FTSE […]

World’s most expensive hotel-casino opens in Las Vegas

Friday, April 29, 2005 The world’s most expensive hotel-casino ever has opened in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casino, which was designed and built over a period of five years, cost US$2.7 billion to construct. The hotel stands nearly fifty stories above the Las Vegas valley, with a 180-foot tall mountain in front of the main […]

Service held in Nova Scotia on tenth anniversary of Swissair crash that killed 229

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 A memorial service has been held in Nova Scotia, Canada to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111 disaster. None of the 229 people on board survived the aircraft’s impact with the sea on September 2, 1998. Hundreds of search and rescue personnel and local fishermen were mobilised after […]

Changing position, President Trump says FBI Director Comey was fired over Russia investigation, showboating

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Despite the White House’s initial assertion that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey was dismissed Tuesday over mishandling the Hillary Clinton email case, United States President Donald Trump on Thursday told NBC that “this Russia thing” was among his reasons, mentioning Comey’s repeated claims that he, Trump, was not […]

Four fallen Canadian soldiers return home

Thursday, September 21, 2006 On Monday four Canadian soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack. The soldiers were in Afghanistan since the end of July and in operations since the beginning of August. They are now returning home in Canada for a memorial service. Pte. David Byers, 22, of Espanola, Ontario was identified after […]

Hurricane Isaac heads toward Atlantic Canada

Sunday, October 1, 2006 Forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Isaac could hit Atlantic Canada as early as next week. The provinces Nova Scotia and Newfoundland have been advised to monitor the progress of Isaac. Forecasters said Isaac should stay to the east of Bermuda, but the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland could feel the outer edges […]

Avoid Medical Debt During Lengthy Lawsuit With The Help Of A Lawsuit Loan

More On This Topic: Work Termination Policies Australia Employment Termination Australia Avoid Medical Debt during Lengthy Lawsuit with the Help of a Lawsuit Loan by Steven Medvin In a recent article by New York Times personal finance columnist Ann Carrns, she cited recent evidence that medical debt is steadily becoming a major factor in U.S. […]

News briefs:April 23, 2010

 Correction — August 24, 2015 These briefs incorrectly describe BP as ‘British Petroleum’. In fact, such a company has not existed for many years as BP dropped this name when becoming a multinational company. The initials no longer stand for anything.  Wikinews Audio Briefs Credits Produced By Turtlestack Recorded By Turtlestack Written By Turtlestack Listen To […]

German judge orders life sentence for nation’s ‘first Islamic-motivated terror attack’

Friday, February 10, 2012 A judge in Germany has ordered a man from Kosovo to be jailed for life for carrying out the “first Islamic-motivated terror attack” within the country. Arid Uka, 22, killed two US Air Force (USAF) men and wounded two more in a gun attack on their bus in Frankfurt. He was […]

U.K. National Portrait Gallery threatens U.S. citizen with legal action over Wikimedia images

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The English National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has threatened on Friday to sue a U.S. citizen, Derrick Coetzee. The legal letter followed claims that he had breached […]

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