Germany Defuses Huge WW2 Bomb, Residents Evacuated

German bomb disposal experts successfully defused a 1.8-tonne unexploded World War Two bomb in the river Rhine on Sunday, after thousands of residents were evacuated from homes, hospitals and even a prison. Germany is littered with unexploded U.S. and British bombs. But the British aerial mine defused on Sunday was one of the biggest found in the country, and its defusal caused disruption across the...

Germnay, Britain “United” Amid Crisis

Britain's David Cameron and Germany's Angela Merkel restated their commitment to a strong Europe Friday, as they sought to show a united front in the face of Europe's debt crisis. Their talks in Berlin come amid tensions between the two nations over how to restore financial stability in Europe. "The United Kingdom has a great interest, and very sensibly so, in seeing the eurozone being...

England Goes Poppy Over A Friendly Match

Abdulai Mansaray. The world is facing an economic tsunami of apocalyptic proportion, with a potential for a second recession that might descend into a depression. The Arab region is undergoing a political metamorphosis. The European currency and Dollar are fighting to keep any semblance of a legal tender. Like the Arab Spring, a political sea change has seen two heavy weights in Silver Berlusconi and...

The Rise and Fall of the Euro

Why was the euro created? The euro, which created the world's largest trading power, was designed to link together the European nations for trade and political purposes. It was born amid political and economic upheaval as Germany headed towards reunification — with the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 — and communism disintegrated in Eastern Europe. The European Union was put in...

Former SL High Commission owner jailed in UK

The man who bought the former Sierra Leone High Commission building at 33 Portland place in London, Lord Edward Davenport has been jailed for fraud. The five-story, 110-room house that was formerly the Sierra Leone High Commission, was rented out by Davenport for parties, weddings and film shoots. Self-styled “Lord” Edward Davenport, 45, was the mastermind of an “advanced fee fraud”...

Pope Benedict XVI Visits Germany Amidst Protests

The Pope was greeted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Christian Wulff Benedict XVI, the German head of the Roman Catholic Church, has begun his first official visit to his home country as Pope. In a visit to Germany's parliament he urged politicians to seek justice, not just power, and to hold on to the Christian tradition. He received a standing ovation from MPs – though...

Missing Germans Found Dead in Afghanistan

Two German men who disappeared in Afghanistan last month have been found dead, officials in Parwan province say. The pair vanished near the Salang Pass, north of Kabul. Both men are said to have been working for an aid organisation. The two men died of bullet wounds but it is not known who killed them.   The Salang Pass is generally considered quite stable but there were fears the men had strayed...