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California chefs in a stew over foie gras ban

A simmering row between animal rights campaigners and a handful of California’s top chefs is coming to the boil, ahead of a looming ban on foie gras in the western US state. Protestors took their message to the streets this week as a series of high-end restaurants staged events —…

Facebook set to make record pop in IPO on Friday

Facebook on Friday makes the richest-ever share offering for a technology firm, raking in billions of dollars it could wield to dethrone Google as king of the Internet. Facebook stock priced at $38 per share was to begin trading under the symbol “FB” on the Nasdaq, giving the world’s leading…

U.K.’s Cameron denies parenting classes are sign of ‘nanny state’

David Cameron said free parenting classes are not a “nanny state” policy as he defended a raft of new initiatives targeting families on Friday. The Prime Minister said it was ludicrous that people had to train before they were allowed to drive a car, but could bring up a baby…

Oil prices slide to multi-month lows

World oil prices slid to new multi-month lows on Friday as the market was rattled once again by concern about the outlook for demand linked to the eurozone debt crisis, analysts said. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in July struck $106.40 per barrel, which was the lowest point since…

Tensions over regal jubilee lunch of Queen Elizabeth II

A glittering lunch for the world’s sovereigns to be held on Friday to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II has been marked by a withdrawal and protests over the guest list. Spain’s Queen Sophia has pulled out of the event at Windsor Castle, west of London, amid tensions…

India’s poorest become video journalists

One video shows police beating protesters with sticks. Another shows two lifeless, dirty bodies dragged from their workplace in the sewers. In a third, a man explains why his hand was slashed. The disturbing clips and personal stories have a common thread: all the victims are “untouchables”, now known as…

Greek euro exit looms as G8 gathers

World leaders will huddle at Camp David Friday with the focus on Greece as it stumbles toward a possible eurozone exit that would hold wildly uncertain repercussions for the global economy. Leaders from the Group of Eight industrialised nations will gather at the history-imbued US presidential retreat near Washington for…

Baghdad pet market bombs kill five: officials

Three near-simultaneous bomb blasts at a pet market in east Baghdad killed five people on Friday, officials said, just hours after an attack in the city’s southeast left five dead. The explosions, which occurred at around 7:00 am (0400 GMT) in the Maamal area, also wounded at least 31 other…

Egyptian Brotherhood flexes muscle in election stunt

CAIRO — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood organised on Thursday a kilometres-long rally to support its candidate in next week’s presidential election, displaying the potent network of activists it counts on to win. Islamist activists stood side by side for kilometres through Cairo and north of the capital holding posters of Mohammed…

No credible threat to NATO summit: FBI

CHICAGO — There is no credible terror threat to the NATO summit set to get underway Sunday in Chicago but security forces will nonetheless be on high alert, a spokesman for the FBI said Thursday. “Obviously Chicago in the post-9/11 world has been considered a prime terrorist attack (target),” FBI…

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