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  • In Scandinavia, tax records are just a phone call away

    In Scandinavia, tax records are just a phone call away

    When top earners' tax returns are published in Finland, they call it "national envy day". In Sweden, one phone call will get you your lawmaker's tax bill. Norwegians' fascination with each others' taxes has been labelled "financial porn".While the...

  • IMF warns against Brexit as polls show 'leave' camp ahead

    IMF warns against Brexit as polls show 'leave' camp ahead

    The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for UK economic growth over fears of disruption if Britain votes to leave the European Union on June 23. In its World Economic Outlook, the global financial body warned that Brexit could...

  • 10-fold increase in Boko Haram child bombers

    10-fold increase in Boko Haram child bombers

    The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists Boko Haram has increased 10-fold in a year - with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, Unicef says. The UN children's agency said that 75% of the...

  • Greece: we will meet bailout targets, but lenders must do likewise

    Greece: we will meet bailout targets, but lenders must do likewise

    Greece will meet its bailout obligations to the letter and expects its interlocutors to do the same, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said today after bailout talks were adjourned due to differences over fiscal targets and reforms. "The...

  • Iceland finance minister says he won't resign over Panama Papers

    Iceland finance minister says he won't resign over Panama Papers

    Iceland's Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said today that he would not resign over the Panama Papers leaks, which showed he once had a stake in an offshore investment firm in the Seychelles.Asked by reporters in London whether he would quit,...

  • Two pilots killed as Russian helicopter crashes in Syria

    Russia has said one of its helicopters has crashed in Syria, killing the two pilots. The Defence Ministry said the Mi-28N helicopter gunship crashed near Homs early on Tuesday after completing its mission. It said there is no evidence that it came...

  • Two more suspects charged over Brussels bombings

    Two more suspects charged over Brussels bombings

    Two more men have been charged with terrorism-related offences in connection with the Brussels bombings, Belgian authorities have said. The Belgian Federal Prosecutor's office said the suspects, identified only as Smail F and Ibrahim F, were...

  • 13 killed, 26 hurt as bus plunges off Nepal mountain road

    At least 13 people were killed and 26 others injured when a bus slipped off a mountain road in Nepal and rolled down a hill for nearly 200m, a police official said. Umesh Khadka said the bus plunged off the narrow gravel road near Barkhetar, 200km...

  • Tensions rise in both US parties ahead of crucial New York vote

    Tensions rise in both US parties ahead of crucial New York vote

    The Democratic and Republican presidential races both became more heated as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tried to stave off the prospect of a lengthy battle for the nomination with big victories in New York. Mrs Clinton escalated her attacks...

  • Brazil President Dilma Rousseff loses impeachment vote

    Brazil President Dilma Rousseff loses impeachment vote

    The impeachment of Brazil's embattled president Dilma Rousseff came a step closer when a congressional committee voted to continue the process. She faces impeachment proceedings over allegations her administration violated fiscal rules to mask...

  • U.S. health officials: Zika 'scarier than we thought'

    U.S. health officials: Zika 'scarier than we thought'

    The spread and impact of the Zika virus is wider than initially anticipated and the first vaccine candidate for the virus should be available in September, U.S. health officials said today. Dr Anne Schuchat, a deputy director of the Centers for...

  • Espionage charges filed against U.S. Naval officer

    A U.S. Navy officer is in custody at a military prison under charges of espionage, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The officer is being held at the Navy Consolidated Brig in Chesapeake, Virginia, Earnest said. He declined to comment on...

  • Two Trump kids won't be voting for Dad in New York primary

    Two Trump kids won't be voting for Dad in New York primary

    Presidential candidate Donald Trump says two of his children feel guilty about missing a voter registration deadline, meaning they will not be able to vote for him next week in New York's Republican primary. Eric Trump, 32, and Ivanka Trump, 34,...

  • Police evacuate protesters from Paris square

    French police have evacuated protesters who have been gathering in Paris's Place de la Republique square over the past 11 nights, tearing down the structures set up in the famous square. Paris officers said the evacuation, which took place after...

  • Islamic authorities in Dubai issue fatwa against wifi theft

    Dubai's top religious authorities say that stealing WiFi from your neighbour would not be proper Islamic conduct. That is according to a religious edict - known as a fatwa - from Dubai's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department. It was...

  • Islamic State retakes Syrian town of Al-Rai from rebels

    Islamic State fighters have retaken a northern town along Syria's border with Turkey just days after losing it to rebel forces and allied militants, Syrian activists have said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Aleppo...

  • Residents return to Ramadi, Iraq

    Residents return to Ramadi, Iraq

    Thousands of families have started returning to Ramadi in Iraq, several months after Islamic State militants were driven out. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Police hunt suspects as India temple fire death toll reaches 110

    Police hunt suspects as India temple fire death toll reaches 110

    Authorities are searching for those responsible for putting on an illegal firework display which caused a blaze at a Hindu temple in southern India, killing at least 110 people. Rescuers were sifting through huge piles of dust, wood and concrete...

  • Jailed ex-President's daughter faces run-off in Peru Presidential poll

    Jailed ex-President's daughter faces run-off in Peru Presidential poll

    The daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori looks to be heading for victory in the first round of Peru's presidential election, and will likely face a former World Bank economist in a June run-off. With 20% of the ballots counted,...

  • Daily Mail considers bid for Yahoo

    Daily Mail considers bid for Yahoo

    The owner of the Daily Mail is in early discussions over a bid for the ailing US internet company Yahoo. The Wall Street Journal reported that the media company is speaking with private equity firms about an offer. A spokesman for the...