British activist Elaine Martha forms a victory sign with her ...
Feb 17th, 2012
(Reuters) - British activist Elaine Martha forms a victory sign with her fingers while showing her British passport, next to U.S. activist Medea Benjamin (L), as they sit in a police car after being arrested by women riot police for participating in a march to Al Farook Junction, formerly known as Pearl Square, in Budaiya, west of Manama February 17, 2012. Bahrain authorities deported four more foreign activists in the past 24 hours, saying that all four obtained tourism visas but participated in illegal demonstrations, according to the Information Ministry. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN) -
LONDON (Reuters) - The single biggest risk to Britain's nascent economic recovery is continued eurozone weakness, the Bank of England's outgoing governor Mervyn King said in a television interview on Sunday. He called for a "credible medium term plan" to get the economy back on track and said automatic economic stabilizers shoul... [Full Article]
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Syrian activists say government airstrikes and heavy shelling of a strategic town near the Lebanese border have killed at least 16 people, including rebel fighters. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
Bruno Mars - and his band - kicked off the Billboard Music Awards in silky red suits that matched their silky dance moves, with bright gold disco balls hanging above them. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked poised to return to office with a resounding election victory - a mandate that could make it easier to tackle the country's daunting problems, including growing power outages, weak economic growth and shaky government finances. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan risks missing, yet again, an opportunity to use foreign investment to help fuel sustained economic growth that has eluded it for the last two decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to make Japan "the world's easiest country for companies to do business in" as part of his economic revival p... [Full Article]