North Korea receives transfer of $25 million

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 US$25 million of North Korean funds previously frozen in a Macau bank has been transferred to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. The money was released late last week, and transferred from Macau to the Federal Reserve in New York City, and from there to a Russian bank and then into an account controlled by the North Korean government. Pressure is mounting from the international community on

Mumbai officials demolish 39K shanties; 200K homeless

December 25, 2004 Officials in Mumbai, India, demolished over 6,000 shanties today in a push to eradicate the capital city’s slums. In total, 39,000 shanties have been flattened, displacing over 200,000 people, in the city’s biggest-ever demolition drive, which began in early December. When complete, over 2 million people are expected to be displaced. After wiping out the least desirable shanties, next in line for demolition are the illegal ‘well-off’

Finnish police isolate ports in Helsinki

Saturday, August 6, 2005 The Finnish police isolated the ports of Katajanokka and Länsisatama on Saturday. The ports were isolated at around 9.30 p.m. local time and the isolation was called off at around 11.30 p.m. Finnish police received reports from Estonia that a shipping container loaded with explosives could be coming from Estonia Saturday evening. They checked every truck that passed the ports with the assistance of the Border

Tips For Successfully Advertising Skin Care Products

More On This Topic: The Natural Store Tips for Successfully Advertising Skin Care Products by Daniel H. Green Skin care is an important aspect of personal care at any age. Companies spend top dollar developing and advertising skin care products for different skin types, age groups, and lifestyles. Reaching these diverse markets successfully requires time to conduct research, formulate products, and market these offerings to the target audience. Successfully advertising

UN agency condemns new Afghan “Shia family law”

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 An act signed into law by Afghan President Hamid Karzai last month dramatically rolled back the rights of women in that country, according to human rights groups and a United Nations report on the bill by the United Nations Development Fund for Women. The Afghan government has not provided a copy of the text of the Shia Family Law to the UN or to other outside

Appalachian Mountains coal company target of protesters

Saturday, July 9, 2005 A Friday protest in downtown Richmond drew around 200 protesters to Virginia’s state capital to demonstrate against strip mining practices of Massey Energy Company. Demonstrators marched through town and gathered in front of the company’s office building where nearly 20 laid in the street of the city’s main thoroughfare, and were nearly arrested. A few linked arms around a sidewalk structure to avoid being hauled away

Bomb blast kills 5 policemen in Islamabad, Pakistan

Saturday, April 4, 2009 At least five policemen are dead after a bombing took place near the Frontier Corps check post in Margala Road, Islamabad, Pakistan. Reports conflict as to whether the attack was a suicide bombing, but Interior Advisor Rehman Malik told SAMAA TV that it was. Police have cordoned off the area and the press is not being allowed within the zone of the attack. SSP Tahir Alam

Gucci Culture And Location Standards

More On This Topic: Yarn Australia Gucci Culture and location standards by Eric He Gucci is so far regarded as the largest Italian fashion group, founded by Guccio Gucci in 1923, located in Florence. Apart from the remarkable Gucci Bags, Gucci is also dealing with shoes, watches, pet items, scarves, ties and perfume, etc. Gucci is all the time famous for its luxurious items, including shoes, bags and clothing; all

Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010 Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview. Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate,