North African Wing of Al-Qaida Held Responsible for Killing French Hostage

North African Wing of Al-Qaida Held Responsible for Killing French Hostage

As per the declaration made by the Elysee Palace, the French hostage, Michel Germaneau, who was kidnapped in April, has been killed by a North African wing of Al-Qaida. The announcement was made by French President, Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday. The captive was a 78 year old retired engineer.

Crude oil prices cross $79 level

Crude oil prices cross $79 level

The Oil prices increased above $79 due to risk of forecast terrible Atlantic hurricane, which could further cause interruptions in the oil and gas operations in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico.

U. S. crude for September delivery increased by 30 cents to $79.28 a barrel.

The prices of Brent crude went up by 21 cents to $77.66.

Fred Dibnah’s steam-powered traction engine sold for £240,000

Fred Dibnah’s steam-powered traction engine sold for £240,000

The steam-powered traction engine owned by engineer and celebrity Fred Dibnah has been purchased by Cheshire businessman, Michael Oliver for £240,000 at a Cambridgeshire auction.

The historical 98 years old Aveling and Porter engine was last used to drag the coffin of Dibnah at his funeral in November 2004.

BPP to be first Private University since 1976

BPP to be first Private University since 1976

London-based higher education college, BPP will today be given the status of first private university in more than 30 years by the Universities and skills Minister, David Willetts.

In the year 1976, private education provider Buckingham University College was awarded the status of University.

Difficulties for Social housing tenants to shift

Difficulties for Social housing tenants to shift

According to affordable housing group Circle Anglia, social housing tenants face difficulties to move home.

Nearly 495,000 people of the 3.9 million families in the United Kingdom in social housing want to move home to remain near to their families, to find job or to live in a peaceful- less crowded area.

Aurora Fashions records net operating profit of £22.6 million

Aurora Fashions records net operating profit of £22.6 million

The warehouse owner, Aurora Fashions has posted profit within 11 months of its major restructuring despite challenging retail market.

The owner of fashion brands Karen Millen, Warehouse, Oasis and Coast, reported net operating profit of £22.6 million on sales of £661m all over the world within 11 months to 30 January.

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The Societe Generale

The Societe Generale in France anticipates that penalties that are related to the dispute with the United States over violations of international sanctions to be about 1.1 billion euros.

Bees

All over the world, the plight of the bees has been a growing concern over the past few decades.

McDonalds

While McDonalds is loved by many people around the world, it has been controversial in France.

Scallop Wars

An attack of forty French fishermen by five British boats in the channel is the latest of similar incidents that go back at least 15 years.

The bee population around the world has been dwindling for some time. In some parts of Europe, the bee population has diminished by as much as 90 percent.