Scientists have found that London has the highest concentration of cocaine in its sewage system, closely followed by Amsterdam, according to test results from 50 European cities.
The EU’s drug monitoring body has determined that the average daily concentration of … Read the rest
Hundreds of people marched through Brixton to protest police brutality and racism, and to show solidarity with the people of Baltimore, US. Baltimore has been seeing a surge in protests after a 25-year-old African American died in police custody.
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Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s approval to question him in London where he is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, the prosecutors said on Friday.
The prosecutor is also asking to conduct a DNA test.… Read the rest
The Austrian state audit court says the central bank should address the concentration risk of storing 80% of its gold reserves with the Bank of England, Standard reports, citing draft audit report.
The court has advised the central bank to … Read the rest
Hundreds, mostly white people have gathered around the US Embassy in London, condemning the grand jury verdict not to charge US white police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, BBC reported Thursday.
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Top fashion house Louis Vuitton is being sued over racism claims after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee: “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.”
Sales associate Oliver Koffi claims he was … Read the rest
In its continued push to make the yuan a global currency, China’s central bank said Sunday it plans to designate clearing banks for its currency in Paris and Luxembourg, as the two financial centers battle with London to become the … Read the rest
The London Daily Mail reports that Romania’s prime minister has told Britain not to treat Romanians as ‘second-rate citizens’ when curbs on Romanian and Bulgarian workers are lifted on January 1.
Victor Ponta said last night that research showed no … Read the rest
Britain has relaxed stringent rules for Chinese banks willing to set up in London. Beijing in turn opened up its markets to British-based investors, marking the latest move to establish the yuan as one of the world’s key currencies.
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by Claire Smith
I went on my first protest march yesterday – another item checked on the ‘things everyone should do before they die’ list. I attended the Red October march. According to the media reports on the march I … Read the rest
by Albert Brenner
You`ll find him sauntering through the streets of many a city in the West – especially in Commonwealth capitals like London, Dublin and Sydney.
And in the cities and towns of South Africa he is a common … Read the rest
Apple and other smartphone manufacturers are facing co-ordinated pressure from officials in London, New York and San Francisco to tackle the rise in phone theft that is increasingly blighting cities even as other crimes plummet.
While the US and Britain … Read the rest
George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” is enjoying a spike in sales in the wake of revelations on surveillance in the United States.
Amazon.com says the book, published in 1945, has gone from No. 13,074 to No. 193 on its selling … Read the rest
More than 600,000 white British Londoners have left the capital in a decade.
Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of ‘white flight’ reached 620,000.
It is the equivalent of a city the size of Glasgow – … Read the rest