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Thomas Cook urges people to have more sex on holiday

Holiday firm's Danish arm launches new campaign to boost birth rate by sending couples to romantic cities such as Paris<p>Thomas Cook's Danish arm is trying to boost Denmark's dwindling birth rates by sending more couples to romantic cities like Paris, in an advertising campaign entitled "Do it for …

Wheat prices rise on Crimea and Ukraine worries

<b>Fears of political instability in Crimea and Ukraine have helped push up wheat prices since February.</b><p>Ukraine accounts for some 6% of the of the world's wheat export market, while Crimea produces 7% of those exports.<p>Freezing weather in the US and drought conditions elsewhere have added to worries …

Russia

Italian Mafia Earn More than McDonalds and Deutsche Bank

The Italian mafia generate more money than Deutsche Bank and McDonald put together, according to a study by the Demoskopika research institute.<p>The …

Yum Brands plans KFC makeover in China market

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc’s (YUM.N) fast food chain KFC is rewriting its menu and launching a publicity drive as it struggles to emerge from the shadow of a food safety scare in 2012 and see off rivals luring diners with innovative, home-grown fare.<p>A man holds instant noodle packs in …

Are there hidden risks in the Alibaba IPO?

It could be the biggest U.S.-listed initial public offering ever, according to the Financial Times. A mix of Amazon.com AMZN, -0.64% eBay EBAY, …

Chinese Economy

How the US might persuade the Saudis to co-conspire in unleashing an oil weapon against Putin

Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros has come down <b></b>on the side of using US oil to tame Russian president Vladimir Putin. But a senior member of the Saudi Arabian royal family—which has more experience than anyone on the planet in using oil as a geopolitical weapon—doubts it would work.<p>The …

Church of England bishop charged with indecently assaulting two young males

A former bishop in the Church of England has been charged with indecently assaulting two young males and abusing his position for his own sexual gratification over a 15-year period.<p>An investigation by Sussex police into allegations of assault by Peter Ball, the former bishop of Gloucester and of …

Associated Press News

British components in North Korean rockets, UN finds

Sanctions against the secretive state have not stopped it from sourcing parts from the UK, US and South Korea for its rockets<p>North Korea built the Unha-3 rocket, one of the most important missiles in its arsenal, using British, American and South Korean components, United Nations experts have …

Turkey moves to block YouTube access after 'audio leak'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1064000/1064432_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533713561_01ba6864cf2b8a059630cd34f2304971<p><b>Turkey has moved to block access to YouTube, a day after a court ordered the suspension of a ban on Twitter, which PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed.</b><p>The …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Report: Executions rise in 2013, China tops the list

Virtual "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq led to a spike in the number of executions globally last year, according to Amnesty International, at odds witha steady decline in the use of the death penalty around the world over the last two decades.<p>Executions by beheading, electrocution, firing squad, …