Month: January 2015

The 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s state funeral will be marked today by ceremonies in London.  The Prime Minister today said Britain was “incredibly fortunate” that Winston Churchill stepped forward just as the country faced defeat at the hands of the Nazis.  In a tribute on the wreath laid to mark the 50th anniversary of the wartime leader’s […]

Apple’s quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.  The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 27, while many analysts had expected […]

Blizzard Juno dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday.  A state of emergency was declared by governors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as the snow blast threatened to affect up to 60 million people in nearly a dozen states.  […]

EU foreign ministers pledged on Monday to counter radical Muslims returning from Syria and Iraq with a better strategy at home and abroad.  Twenty-eight Foreign Ministers are set to meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss persistent threats against the European Union from Islamic militants, as well as the renewed fighting between the Ukrainian military […]