Inditex fell the most in 2019, after the Spanish owner of the Zara clothes chain reported the weakest earnings growth in five years. It’s not immune to the retail malaise that has burdened rival, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), and many others.
Thu, 14 Mar, 2019
Venezuela's high court has issued an arrest order for the ousted chief prosecutor's husband after authorities accused him of running a US$6m extortion ring.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has been returned home after being taken back to jail nearly a week ago.
Sun, 06 Aug, 2017
The ruling clique is prolonging the agony by rejecting a democratic transition. The desperate, and repressed Venezuelan people deserve their country back, writes Enrique ter Horst.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Some predicted a win for Trump would spook the markets but Tom Metcalf and Jack Witzig found the prospect of a businessman in the White House just helped the rich grow richer.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2016
Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega has been re-elected, setting the stage for his third consecutive term - but this time accompanied by his wife as vice president.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
USA: A 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother.
Mon, 25 Aug, 2014
Former TOWIE star Lauren Goodger is facing legal action after allegedly posting a snap of a model’s bottom, photo-shopping it and attempting to pass it off as her own.
Thu, 15 May, 2014
Claims that the Holy Grail has been found after sitting for 1,000 years in a Spanish church face a tough inquisition from doubtful historians.
Thu, 03 Apr, 2014
The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes’ world’s billionaires list, with his $76bn (€55bn) beating Mexico’s Carlos Slim’s $72bn.
Tue, 04 Mar, 2014
The 85 wealthiest people in the world spent $1.8trn on luxuries last year. But what did they buy and for how much, wonders Rita de Brun.
Mon, 17 Feb, 2014
Two-time Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes edged a step closer to the medals at the AIBA World Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan yesterday.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2013
Presidents Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said today they were willing to grant asylum to US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2013
Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has said he is willing to grant asylum to US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden ’if circumstances allow it“.
Michael Jackson's stylist told jurors that she tried to warn the singer's manager that concert promoter AEG Live would look responsible if the superstar died because of numerous signs his health was declining.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2013
The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors he never consulted a mental health professional to help the singer despite being urged to do so by two show bosses.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2013
A corporate lawyer for concert giant AEG Live today revised his testimony and said the tour director of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated This Is It concerts had a signed contract.
Tue, 21 May, 2013
Michael Jackson’s long-time make-up artist told a court she overhead an executive for concert promoter AEG Live insist that the singer rehearse, despite signs of his declining health.
Fri, 10 May, 2013
Routinely described as every parents’ nightmare, there is nothing to instil fear in working parents like their children coming to harm at the hands of a minder, au pair or nanny.
Fri, 25 Jan, 2013
Police in New York City have charged a nanny with murder in the stabbing deaths of two children last month.
Sun, 04 Nov, 2012
Mexico telecoms czar Carlos Slim topped the Forbes annual world’s richest list, holding the edge over Microsoft’s Bill Gates who continued to give away billions to charity.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2012
A man charged with trying to assassinate US President Barack Obama has pleaded not guilty.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2012
A man charged with trying to assassinate President Barack Obama has pleaded not guilty.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2012
Daniel Ortega was sworn in for his third five-year term as president of Nicaragua, shrugging off opposition complaints his re-election was illegal and vowing to govern with moderation.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is hosting leaders from across the Americas at a two-day summit.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2011
AN IDAHO man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House was charged yesterday with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff, and prosecutors say he called Obama “the devil” and said he needed to be killed.
Fri, 18 Nov, 2011
A man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a shooting near the White House, the US Secret Service said.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
Nicaraguan president and one-time Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega was re-elected in a landslide, according to results released today, overcoming a constitutional limit on re-election and reports of voting problems.
Tue, 08 Nov, 2011
President and former Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega is heading for a crushing victory in Nicaragua’s presidential election, officials said.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2011
An adviser to Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega said that his government would consider giving asylum to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi if he asked for it, but acknowledged it would be difficult to arrange.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2011
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
A bodyguard testified today that he saw a doctor charged over Michael Jackson’s death grab a handful of vials and put them in a bag during frantic efforts to revive the King of Pop.
Wed, 05 Jan, 2011
Two of Michael Jackson’s children watched as the doctor charged over the singer’s death tried frantically to revive him in the bedroom of his rented mansion, a bodyguard said.
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Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
Officials from the Cuban Roman Catholic Church today revealed the names of five more political prisoners who will be released into exile in the coming days under a landmark agreement with President Raul Castro’s government.
Sat, 10 Jul, 2010
JUST a few weeks ago, the two officers were lauded as part of a new breed of honest cop, elevated to become key players in a drive to overhaul one of Mexico’s most notorious police forces.
Thu, 11 Feb, 2010
Leftist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to have won the right to seek re-election in 2011, though opponents call the decision illegal and are vowing to fight it.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2009
A Michael Jackson film built around rehearsal footage left behind after his death will be released in a limited two-week run worldwide.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2009
WELSH schoolboy Shaheen Jafargholi proved an instant hit at the Michael Jackson memorial, becoming one of few singers to win a standing ovation from the packed stadium.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2009
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was kept from landing at the country's main airport today because the runway was blocked by military vehicles and groups of soldiers, some of them clashing with a crowd of thousands outside.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2009
Four of Michael Jackson’s 'This Is It' concerts have been pushed back but organisers emphasised the decision had nothing to do with the state of his health.
Thu, 21 May, 2009
President Barack Obama offered a spirit of co-operation to America’s hemispheric neighbours at a summit, listening to complaints about past US meddling and even reaching out to Venezuela’s left-wing leader.
Sun, 19 Apr, 2009
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega would like to run for re-election and change the constitution to allow voters to put him in office as many times as they want.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2009
A standoff between supporters of Nicaragua’s left-wing ruling party and its opponents wounded eight on the outskirts of the capital Managua as conflict over alleged voter fraud turned violent.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2008
STEVE SCHMIDT is taking over the day-to-day operation of John McCain’s campaign, according to campaign sources.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2008
Youths rushed for the exits during a police raid on a Mexico City nightclub, leaving at least 12 people dead in the crush of bodies, the capital’s police chief said.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2008
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says Central American countries need to draw a plan to confront a regional food crisis as a group.
Wed, 07 May, 2008
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