Stephen Paul Bremner

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13 months: how long it will take Paris to recover

Tourism to Paris is expected to recover from the impact of November's terror attack within 13 months, according to research by the World Trade and Tourism Council (WTTC).<p>Its study, which looked at 32 countries that had been affected by a range of crises between 2001 and 2014, found that this was …

Bullet-riddled Quran is latest in slew of anti-Muslim crimes after Paris attacks

The discovery of a bullet-riddled Quran left outside an Islamic clothing store in California has prompted a prominent Islamic group to ask …

Anti-Islam hate crimes triple in London after Paris attacks

<b>The number of Muslims attacked each week in London has more than tripled since the Paris attacks, figures show.</b><p>The Met said in the week prior to the attacks on 13 November there were 24 recorded Islamophobic incidents. Two weeks after there were 76.<p>Mussurut Zia from the Muslim Women's Network UK …

Paris Attacks: Friend of 'Baby-Faced Bomber' Arrested at Airport

A friend of the "baby-faced bomber" who was behind one of the Paris terrorist attacks is among two people arrested in Belgium, officials revealed Thursday.<p>Samir Z., a French national who was born in 1995, was stopped at Brussels airport at 4:30 a.m. local time Sunday (10:30 p.m. ET Saturday) while …

Café Where 5 People Were Killed During The Paris Attacks Reopens

The Café Bonne Bière is the first of the sites targeted by terrorists on Nov. 13 to return to business.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>It reads:<p>Audrey Bily said: "We want to show them that we are stronger than them ... we want to revive this neighborhood — bounce back, start again." according to …

Belgium searching for two new 'dangerous' suspects linked to Paris attacks

Belgian authorities announced they were searching for two "armed and dangerous" suspects. The two men had allegedly used false identification papers …

Belgium seeks 2 tied to Paris suspect Abdeslam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Belgian authorities Friday released pictures of two unidentified men they're seeking in connection with the probe into the fatal Paris attacks, saying they believe the two are linked to fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam.<p>One of the men also is suspected of transferring money to a woman -- …

Egypt's Suez Canal expansion could see it dominate economy

Egypt wants the Suez Canal project to eventually make up 30%–35% of its overall economy, according to Egyptian investment minister Ashraf …

The noise from Brazil? An economy on the brink

The more you look at Brazil’s fundamentals, the more shaky the country looks. And we are not talking about the defensive prowess of David Luiz here. It is the country’s economic backline that risks tumbling down like a set of dominoes.<p>When a Latin American economy is in trouble a good place to …

Economy

Drop in UK-registered ships risks damage to British economy

Number of British-registered ships falls by a third over five years, putting country's 'strategic reserve' at risk<p>The number of British-flagged ships plying the global sealanes has plunged by more than a third over the past five years, putting the UK’s place as a maritime authority at risk.<p>New data …

UK Economy

Digging Massive Tunnels Deep Under London

Workers are tunneling out a whole new Underground<p>London's Crossrail is a railway system -- currently the largest construction project in Europe -- that will run partially underground, and is designed to create a faster link between the center of London and its outlying areas. Trains will start …

Trains

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Let the next generation speak up for Europe

“I was mad at you,” says Mario, an Italian student. He was angry about a column I wrote just after the European elections in May arguing that to choose Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European commission was the wrong answer to the continent-wide discontent those elections revealed.<p>Well, as …

UK consumer spending rises as 'Black Friday' crosses Atlantic - Visa

LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer spending grew strongly in November after many big retailers adopted U.S.-style “Black Friday” promotions, payments company Visa Europe said on Monday, suggesting spending for 2014 as a whole may rise at its fastest rate since 2010.<p>Shoppers wrestle over a …

Premier Foods backtracks on supplier demands - but refuses to apologise

Mr Kipling owner says its actions have been “widely misunderstood and misinterpreted”, but will simplify controversial demand for investment from suppliers<p>Premier Foods, the owner of Mr Kipling, Oxo, and Ambrosia, will still seek financial contributions from suppliers despite backtracking on its …