Monday, March 7, 2016

AC/DC postpones US tour as Brian Johnson risks deafness...

Australian rock band AC/DC are postponing the rest of their US tour after singer Brian Johnson was warned he is going deaf.

The band posted a statement on their website saying doctors had advised Johnson to stop touring immediately or "risk total hearing loss".

Oil hits $40 a barrel amid commodities comeback.

The oil price has gone above $40 a barrel for the first time this year as commodities continue to rally.

Brent crude, used as an international benchmark, rose more than 5% to trade at $40.83 a barrel.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Eurozone 'will affect UK whether in or out', says ex-Bank of England boss

The UK will be affected by the euro area whether it votes to stay in or leave the EU, according to former Bank of England boss Mervyn King.

Lord King said the eurozone would still be the UK's biggest trade partner, even though the euro had been a "mistake".

Friday, March 4, 2016


Europe hates Trump. Does it matter?

Invoking global opinion in the context of US elections is a fool's errand. Perfectly understandably, voters in Paris, Pennsylvania, really don't give a damn what voters in Paris, France, think about their political choices. And why should they?

The San Bernardino, California, district

The San Bernardino, California, district attorney suspects that shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone could hold information about an unconfirmed third gunman in the December shooting spree, or maybe even what he calls a “cyber pathogen” set to harm the local infrastructure.