November 20, 2018

Football Betting Scandal hits World Cup and Euro qualifiers

Over 680 suspicious football matches including qualifying games for the World Cup and European Championships, and the Champions League for top European club sides, have been identified in an inquiry by European police forces, the European anti-crime agency Europol, and national … [Read more...]

Giant lake beneath Jupiter moon Europa

Scientists have found strong evidence of large bodies of water just beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Analysis of the moon's surface suggests plumes of warmer water well up beneath its icy shell, melting and fracturing the outer layers. The results, published in the journal … [Read more...]

Berlusconi takes Italy to the brink

The Italian government's borrowing rates have hit a poet euro-era high as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fends off suggestions he is about to resign. It is feared that Italy, the eurozone's third biggest economy, could become the next victim of the debt crisis. Silvio Berlusconi faces a crunch … [Read more...]

BlackBerry admits massive outage in Europe and Africa

The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone said that email services had been restored to users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but some might still have messaging and browsing problems. Canada-based Research in Motion earlier confirmed widespread service outages for its users this those areas, … [Read more...]

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered

US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner to Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA), after three years of delays. The Dreamliner had originally been scheduled for delivery in 2008, but Boeing has suffered a string of setbacks, including an onboard fire during test flights … [Read more...]

Space freighter lost on mission to supply ISS

An unmanned space freighter launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, to re-supply the International Space Station (ISS) has been lost soon after launch. The Russian space agency said the Progress M-12M cargo ship was not placed in the correct orbit by its rocket and fell back to … [Read more...]

Second leak found near Shell North Sea oil platform

A second oil leak has been found in the flow line beneath the Gannet Alpha oil platform, 180km off Aberdeen. Shell has been dealing with the release of an estimated 1,300 barrels of oil from a leak near the platform discovered last week. The Department of Energy and Climate Change said it was … [Read more...]

Anders Behring Breivik claims he is part of a network

Norway gunman and bomber Anders Behring Breivik claimed in an Oslo court appearance today that he has an active network of accomplices. He did not however get his chance to preach from the stand as a judge cut him short once he had got a plea from him. Behring Breivik has now been remanded in … [Read more...]

Single UK lottery ticket wins £161m Euromillions jackpot

Europe's biggest ever lottery prize has gone to a single UK ticket, that has scooped the £161m Euromillions jackpot. The winner matched all five main numbers and both the Lucky Stars to scoop the jackpot, which had been capped after a series of rollovers. It is not yet known whether the ticket … [Read more...]

European ATV Space freighter plummets to earth

Europe's ATV-Johannes Kepler space freighter has destroyed itself over the South Pacific upon re-entering the atmoshpere. The ATV-Johannes Kepler ship took 1.3 tonnes of rubbish from the International Space Station (ISS) into a controlled dive into the atmosphere just before 2100 GMT on … [Read more...]

Infected cucumbers – 10 dead, hundreds sick

An oubreak of E.coli in Germany caused by infected cucumbers has killed at least 10 people with hundreds falling ill. The cucumbers, imported from Spain, were infected with a severe complication of E.coli called hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Most of the E.coli cases so far have been in the … [Read more...]

Pornography among items seized in Bin Laden raid

The propaganda war over the assassination of Osama Bin Laden heated up today with the revelation from US officials that a stash of pornography was among the items seized by US Navy SEALS in the 2nd May raid. The officials are at pains to point out that it is unclear who the material belonged to … [Read more...]

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros has died after a three year battle with cancer aged 54. The five time major winner died surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, northern Spain, early on Saturday morning. Ballesteros collapsed at Madrid airport in 2008, and was diagnosed with a … [Read more...]

Nokia to cut 4,000 jobs in Europe

World leading mobile phone maker Nokia has announced it will cut 4,000 jobs as part of restructure and change of technology focus. Nokia said the majority of the job losses would be in Denmark, Finland and the United Kingdom. The restructure will be completed by 2012. With the big growth area … [Read more...]

Portugal President looking for new Prime Minister

Portugal's president Aníbal Cavaco Silva is on the hunt for a new Prime Minister following the resignation of Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates yeateday. President Cavaco Silva will begin meeting with political parties on Friday in an effort to fill the political vacuum following Socrates … [Read more...]