5 EU nations to be downgraded by S&P

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Standard & Poor's will cut the credit ratings of Italy, Spain and Portugal by two notches and downgrade France and Austria by one notch, a French newspaper said more…

U.N. chief 'deeply concerned' about Hezbollah

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) — The U.N. Secretary General says he is "deeply concerned" about the military capacity of the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group and lack of progress in its disarmament. more…

France downgraded by S&P

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Standard & Poor's has downgraded France's credit rating, French TV reported Friday, while several other euro zone countries face the same fate later in the day, according to more…

Mercedes-Benz use of 'Che' image stirs outrage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The company that manufactures Mercedes-Benz luxury cars unleashed outrage among Cuban-Americans in Miami and other cities on Thursday for using the image of Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara more…

November trade defict hits $47.8 billion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON— The U.S. trade deficit widened in November for the first time in five months, largely because of a spike in the price of imported oil. Still, exports more…

BBC video for 9-year-olds 'like porn'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY MAIL) — A sex education video produced by the BBC for children as young as nine has been criticised as being 'like a blue movie' by an more…

Mexico drug war: 47,515 deaths over 5 years

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people were killed in violence blamed on organised crime between January and September last year. This means there have been 47,515 drug-related killings more…

Cyber attacks now 4th biggest threat

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY MAIL) — A report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows cyber attacks on governments and businesses are considered to be one of the top five risks more…