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Adani gives 'green light' for controversial Australia coal mine image
....Critics including environmentalists have warned that the vast quantities of coal expected to be extracted from the mine will exacerbate global warming and threaten the already ailing Great Barrier Reef. "This mine will be a disaster for the climate, the Great Barrier Reef and frontline communities in Queensland and around the world," Greenpeace spokesman Nikola Casule said in a statement. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... Every single one is interviewed for a job by a member of Kay’s team; they run temporary recruitment centres in town halls and civic libraries across eastern Europe. At the farm, amid glasshouses of glossy strawberries planted at shoulder height for easy picking, I meet Zyulfie Yusein, 29, and Nikoloy Kolev, 34. ...
Letter bomb that exploded at Paris IMF office was sent from Greece image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:48:58 AM
....Greek intelligence officials are working on the assumption that the blast in the French capital may have been orchestrated by an urban guerrilla group that claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb sent to the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, on Wednesday. That suspicion was bolstered on Thursday when Nikos Toskas said he had been told the IMF letter bomb had been contained in an envelope with a Greek return address. ...
Greece desperate for growth strategy as public mood darkens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:54:18 PM
....As in antiquity, when kings, warriors and philosophers descended on Delphi at times of uncertainty to consult the Pythia, or prophetess, about their future, politicians, policy gurus, economists and academics gather annually at the place once regarded as the centre of the world to debate Greece’s plight. “What we need is a masterplan and a vision to get out of this crisis,” said Nikos Xydakis, the former European affairs minister who is now parliamentary spokesman for the ruling Syriza party. ...
Uber loses court case to block English-language written test in London image
....”. Tom de la Mare QC, who was representing Uber and three drivers – Hungarian national Sandor Balogh, Nikolay Dimitrov from Bulgaria and Imran Khan from Pakistan – had argued that the language requirement would result in 33,000 existing drivers losing their livelihoods. ...
Greece defies creditors over more cuts as economy shrinks unexpectedly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:57:17 PM
....The setback came as prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ lefist-led coalition said it would not consent to additional austerity beyond the cuts the country had already agreed to administer under its third, EU-led bailout programme. Speaking on state TV, the digital policy minister Nikos Pappas, Tsipras’ closest confidant, insisted that ongoing differences between the EU and International Monetary Fund over how to put the debt-stricken state back on the road to recovery were squarely to blame for the failure to conclude a compliance review at the heart of the standoff. ...
UK inflation hits two-year high of 1.6% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:13:33 AM
.... The manufacturers’ organisation EEF said there was an “ever increasing squeeze on manufacturers from rising input costs”. Its senior economist, George Nikolaidis, said: “Any respite is unlikely during 2017 as increased input costs will continue to bite into profit margins in the year ahead. ...
Airline passenger details easy prey for hackers, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:47:03 PM
.... To most travellers, the technology is most obviously associated with the six-character Passenger Name Record (PNR) frequently used to enable online check-in and ticket retrieval. The PNR system was also the route for many of the weaknesses demonstrated by Karsten Nohl and Nemanja Nikodijevic, the researchers who revealed the flaws at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress hacker convention in Hamburg. ...
UK manufacturing sector growth 'slows in November' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:24:02 AM
....Industry body EEF said that manufacturing, while still robust, had lost some momentum. The rise in costs would "inevitably" pass on to consumers, "adding to the inflationary pressures already building up in the UK economy," said EEF senior economist George Nikolaidis. ...
Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 05:17:20 AM
....It was first used in 2005 by Mike Masnick, founder of the website Techdirt, following a failed attempt by singer Barbra Streisand to sue a photographer who posted a picture of her seaside home. The original download page for the Grand Theft Auto V modification, created by player HitmanNiko, has not been taken offline. ...
Deutsche Bank defended by German firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of October 2016 09:29:17 PM
....Deutsche Bank threat has grown. Reinsurance giant Munich Re's chief executive, Nikolaus von Bomhard, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that he had followed the news, but saw no need to "reduce our business volume" with Deutsche Bank. ...
Auction halves number of Greek private TV stations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 04:58:16 PM
....The government has defended the auction process, arguing that industry-wide advertising revenue of just €280m could only justify four private networks in Greece. Minister of state Nikos Pappas, who ran the auction, said: "TV channels that will inform Greek people objectively. ...
'Astronomical' prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:54:30 PM
....Cajoled by the sleek patter of the auctioneer, the assembled bidders slowly begin to show their hands. A young migrant couple from Russia, Vita and Nikolai, make the first bid of A$1. ...

Shock in the Kremlin as Putin fires chief of staff Sergei Ivanov
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 11:32:10 AM
....He was widely seen by Kremlinologists as a leader of a hawkish, anti-Western camp of former intelligence officers who have come to dominate Kremlin policy making in recent years. Mr Ivanov is believed to be one of a small clique, including Mr Putin, Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the security council, and Alexander Bortnikov, the director of the FSB, the modern-day successor to the KGB, who made the decision to annex Crimea in 2014. ...
Italian economy stagnates as German growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 07:48:12 AM
.... Holidaymakers are choosing the likes of Greece and Spain over politically volatile Turkey. Nikos Magginas, an economist at National Bank of Greece, said: "Domestic demand was probably better than expected because of tourism. ...

British steamship found beneath Russian Arctic after 139 years
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 02:20:33 AM
.... The first cruise ship is due to travel the route this summer, setting sail on August 16. Nikolay Karelin and Alexander Goncharov, who teach history at the Siberian State Aerospace University, announced the discovery after a 30-day summer catamaran odyssey on the Yenisei. ...

Flash flooding in Macedonia leaves over a dozen dead, 60 injured
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 03:43:22 PM
....". After a meeting of the National Crisis Management Center, Health Minister Nikola Todorov said the death toll could soon rise. ...
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Himmler's diaries reveal schedule of massages and mass murder 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:52:49 AM
....". Nikolaus Katzer, the director of the German Historical Institute, said: "The importance of these documents is that we get a better structural understanding of the last phase of the war. ...
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Want a good deal? Get a woman to negotiate
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 05:32:52 PM
....But if a woman was involved, the car was more likely to be one that combined the best of all elements. Hristina Nikolova, assistant professor of marketing, said: “When men are in the presence of other men, they feel the need to prove their masculinity. ...

Sir Roger Moore 'heartbroken' after step-daughter dies from cancer
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 11:24:29 AM
....Ms Knudsen was the daughter of Sir Roger's fourth wife, Kristina "Kiki" Tholstrup. Thought to be aged 47 at the time of her death, Ms Knudsen was previously married to investment banker Nikolaj Albinus. ...
Are grey goods the real deal? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 06:00:08 AM
.... They will normally hold a parcel for about three weeks – if any fees aren’t paid in that time it will be sent back. Professional photographer Craig Skinner bought a brand new Nikon D7000 camera from UK-based grey market supplier Portus Digital in early 2014. ...
Greece pushes fresh austerity drive through parliament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 08:16:31 PM
.... Previous governments had done little more than kowtow to creditors without ever dealing with the source of Athens’ financial woes, he said. “No other party but the left could pass such measures,” said Nikos Athanasiou, who has watched the crisis unfold from the kiosks he runs facing parliament in Syntagma square. ...
The smartphone app revolutionising foreign currency exchange image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 07:16:37 AM
....Among them is Revolut, a smartphone app linked to a pre-paid Mastercard. Launched in July 2015 by co-founders Nikolay Storonsky and Vladyslav Yatsenko, it enables consumers to spend in more than 90 currencies around the world at the best possible exchange rate. ...
Overseas territories resist calls for concessions to end tax secrecy image
.... Oleg Syromolotov was the deputy director of the FSB, the agency which sent two assassins in 2006 to poison the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko. In January a public inquiry found that Vladimir Putin had “probably approved” the operation together with Nikolai Patrushev, the FSB’s then director. ...
Speak out, get feedback and don’t be a consumer: advice for a new student image
.... It is impossible to have a proper group discussion in a lecture theatre – they are designed for monologues, not dialogues. Nikolas Rose [former head of sociology at Goldsmiths] once told me of a session he would hold at the beginning of the academic year that tried to make this authority structure explicit. ...
Cool Copenhagen heats up its startup scene image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 09:31:57 AM
....7m) in 2015. “Every year we invest in two to three Danish companies, with the past year seeing the number increase to five,” says Nikolaj Nyholm, partner at Copenhagen-based venture capital firm Sunstone Capital, whose investments include Peakon. ...
The ideas labs where startups are fast-tracked image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 08:14:21 AM
....The company based itself at Level 39, in the heart of London’s finance centre, putting it among like-minded individuals and entrepreneurs. “Level 39 is Europe’s largest technology accelerator for finance retail and cyber security companies, so the atmosphere is collaborative,” says Revolut’s founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky. ...
Business news: HSBC app, Sky TV, Apple, Tabl and Revolut image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
....REVOLUT, the fast-growing provider of currency cards offering free transactions, is looking at raising funds from investors to accelerate its expansion. Founded last summer by former Lehman Brothers trader Nikolay Storonsky, Revolut already has 81,000 users in 150 countries. ...
Markets in CRISIS: Oil crashes to SHOCK low amid GLOBAL sell-off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 09:53:00 AM
.... Last week, BP announced that it is axing thousands of jobs in an effort to save costs, and more firms are expected to follow suit. Dr Nikos Paltalidis at Durham University Business School, said: "Oil is seeking a new equilibrium between supply and demand, whilst investors, dictated by panic, may drive it even lower from the $28 per barrel area in the following days. ...
Can cool Berlin survive gentrification? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 12:21:42 AM
....Not just any old building, mind you, but one with a gleaming metallic facade and sharp angles, the first residential property in Europe by architect Daniel Libeskind. "We haven't set a price yet," says silver-haired softly spoken developer Nikolaus Ziegert. ...
Returns and refunds: the most generous policies image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 08:27:31 AM
.... . Chief executive Nikolay Piriankov said designing a ring on behalf of someone else is stressful already and it is reassuring for customers to know they can bring back the unworn, undamaged ring if their partner doesn't like it or “if the proposal didn’t go to plan”. ...
VIDEO: Antonia Albert, 25, Germany image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 03:29:35 PM
. Antonia Albert co-founded Careship, an online marketplace for elderly care, with her brother Nikolaus earlier this year. ...
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Can social enterprise help fix the Greek crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 02:15:29 PM
. Myrto Papadogeorgou and her business partner Nikos Konstantinou chose not to join the exodus of 200,000 people from Greece over the past five years. ...
Could we charge our phones through the air? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 12:17:11 AM
....Mobile phone charging pads exist but uBeam - if it works - would be something entirely different. It's considered a holy grail, a concept Nikola Tesla first demonstrated with his "Tesla coil" in the 1890s. ...
Berlin's startup scene is knuckling down to business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 06:15:02 AM
.... The success of Zalando and peers such as online music service SoundCloud and online food delivery firm HelloFresh signals just how far Berlin’s startup scene has come since its early days. “Berlin is much more grown up now,” says Nikolas Woischnik, co-founder of several companies including Ahoy! Berlin and Tech Open Air festival, an annual tech conference with live music and art thrown into the mix. ...
Justice Department investigates AB InBev's competitive edge in beer market image
.... The attorney generals’ offices for California, New York and Colorado did not respond to requests for comment. Nikos Ridge, CEO of Ninkasi Brewing Co in Oregon, said that when two of his distributors were bought by AB InBev in 2011 and 2012, he saw what had been healthy sales growth quickly stall until it found alternative distributors. ...
A worried IMF is starting to scratch its head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 02:00:05 PM
....The counter-argument is that the new waves of technology – from robotics to bioengineering – will be just as important as those in the past, but that it is taking time for the benefits to be felt. This is essentially the theory of long-run economic cycles lasting 50 or 60 years, first identified by the Soviet economist Nikolai Kondratiev. ...
NAB rules out funding Adani's Carmichael mine as buyer LG pulls out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of September 2015 02:57:47 AM
....“Its decision brings this disastrous project one step closer to its demise,” he said. Greenpeace campaigner Nikola Casule said NAB had “done the right thing by the reef and has become the 14th major bank to distance itself from the stranded asset that is the Carmichael mega mine”. ...
Greece FINALLY gets a lifeline as Euro group agrees to £19BILLION bailout package image
....”. Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis admitted: “The agreement has cost the government its majority. ...
Alexis Tsipras is down but far from out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of August 2015 04:05:04 PM
.... Fresh elections could be held at a month’s notice, making late September or early October likely dates. “The agreement has cost the government its majority,” Nikos Xydakis, the culture minister, told state television. ...
Greeks taste breadth of bailout in loaf and lotion rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of August 2015 05:26:39 PM
....Christos Vouldis doesn’t see why international institutions like the European Central Bank should tell him how to run his bakery. Nikolleta Stefanidi, meanwhile, is worried for the elderly people who come to her Athens neighbourhood pharmacy for their medicine. ...
Greece economy returns to growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of August 2015 10:33:03 AM
.... . Nikos Magginas at National Bank said it was now possible that the contraction would be less than 2%. ...
Ukraine debt crisis: Kiev faces fight with creditors as it reels from Putin's blows image
.... . Nikolay Gueorguiev, the IMF’s mission chief in the country, has said that conflict in eastern Ukraine took a “heavier-than-expected toll on the economy in the first quarter”. ...
Greece in 'final stage' of bail-out talks as bank shares collapse for a third day image
.... . Nikos Filis, a spokesman for Syriza, said Athens was seeking a full agreement so that it could receive a first payment of €25bn. ...
Greeks lose their love of cash as crisis spurs surge in debit cards image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of August 2015 03:01:52 PM
.... . The number of active Visa debit cards in Greece more than doubled in July from previous months, said Nikos Kabanopoulos, the country manager for Visa Europe. ...
Greek bailout talks expected to go ahead on Monday after delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of July 2015 12:38:51 PM
.... “The country cannot go on with a minority government for long. We need clear, strong solutions,” state minister Nikos Pappas said. ...
Greece braces for troika creditors' return to Athens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 06:58:23 PM
....Acknowledging the split could augur the party’s break-up, the government spokeswoman, Olga Gerovasili, admitted that Syriza “cannot continue like this”. The minister of state, Nikos Pappas, suggested that Greece was heading for an explosive autumn, saying that the rupture within Syriza would be dealt with once a deal with foreign lenders had been concluded. ...
Greece: plea for unity as banks reopen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 07:29:44 PM
....“What worries me is that some people still think that there would be no austerity if we were out of the euro. This argument is absolutely false,” said state minister Nikos Pappas, one of Tsipras’s closest aides. ...
Greece crisis: banks reopen after three weeks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 06:50:10 AM
.... . He sacked party rebels in a government reshuffle on Friday and is seeking a swift start to talks on the bail-out accord with European partners and the IMF before elections which Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said were likely in September or October. ...
Greek banks reopen for first time in three weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 08:16:54 PM
....The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is trying to turn a corner after reluctantly agreeing to negotiate on a third bailout, which could be worth €86bn, but will have stringent conditions attached. It prompted a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party, but Tsipras sacked party rebels in a government reshuffle on Friday and is seeking a swift start to talks on the bailout accord with European partners and the International Monetary Fund, before elections that the interior minister, Nikos Voutsis, said were likely in September or October. ...
Greece bailout: Eurozone backs €7bn 'bridging loan' while ECB approves €900m liquidity lifeline to banks image
....A revolt over the austerity package by 38 Syriza Party MPs, including the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, brought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s ruling coalition perilously close to collapse, but the backing of opposition MPs for the legislation meant it still passed comfortably. Mr Tsipras is expected to reshuffle his cabinet in the next few days and his interior minister, Nikos Voutsis, said new elections were “very likely” either in September or October. ...
Greece debt crisis: new ECB cash lifeline could reopen Greek banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 06:24:04 PM
....Related: Merkel 'gambling away' Germany's reputation over Greece, says Habermas. The interior minister, Nikos Voutsis, suggested elections could follow in the autumn as Tsipras seeks a mandate to press ahead with austerity measures. ...
Greece debt crisis: PM Alexis Tsipras steers bailout reforms through parliament, but now faces a revolt within his own party image
....“Ironically, many of these are the people who are not Tsipras supporters, but who see that failure to support the deal would lead to something worse,” he said. Riot police detain an anti-austerity protester in Athens on Wednesday night (AP) However, outside parliament, teacher Nikos Kourakis, 46, said he opposed all the reforms. ...
British taxpayers 'protected' as Osborne strikes deal on Greek loans image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of July 2015 08:23:19 PM
.... . Nikos Xydakis, a deputy culture minister in Syriza, told the Telegraph: "Mr Cameron must explain to the European people and 11 million Greeks why he wants them to suffer a social crisis. ...
Bank of England Governor: 'Greek deal needs Herculean efforts to go through' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 03:36:00 PM
....It's thought the Prime Minister will have to sack some hardline ministers and count on the votes of opposition lawmakers to have any hope of passing the reforms. The challenge of getting the deal approved was compared to the Gordian Knot of mythology that was impossible to untie by Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis. ...
Athens to vote as IMF warns Greece needs extra debt relief above bailout image
....The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party quickly sought to capitalise on the popular anger that the deal is bound to unleash. “Golden Dawn will resist the new memorandum that the government of the left will sign with the complete support of New Democracy, To Potami and Pasok,” said the organisation’s leader Nikos Michaloliakos, referring to the opposition parties. ...
Greece debt crisis: Greek government official says Tsipras 'will not resign' after parliament votes on the bailout package image
....Tasos Koronakis, a key member of the Syriza party, is said to be one of up to 30 Syriza party members that will oppose the agreement. And yesterday, Nikos Hountis, Syriza's alternate foreign minister for European affairs, resigned from his position, becoming the first Syriza MP to do so since Greece reached its agreement with European leaders in the early hours of Monday morning. ...
Alexis Tsipras battles own MPs over Greek bailout deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 11:40:03 AM
....The radical-left party is increasingly fighting a battle for survival in government with cadres saying Syriza’s overall aim is not to go down as a “left parenthesis” in power. “Everything will be judged with the enforcement of real government policy which will not only be the agreement,” the interior minister, Nikos Voutsis, said on Tuesday morning. ...
Tsipras faces clash with Syriza radicals opposed to eurozone bailout for Greece image
....Tsipras, who was locked in fraught negotiations with EU leaders in Brussels throughout Sunday and Monday morning, convened a meeting of government officials in Athens to thrash out a way to convince his radical-leftist Syriza party and its coalition partner to vote through the package by Wednesday. Determined to keep his party together ahead of an expected onslaught by MPs opposing the outline deal, Tsipras summoned his finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, and Nikos Filis, representative of the Syriza parliamentary group, to the Athens meeting, before a gathering of his parliamentary party on Tuesday. ...
'Our children will grow up in a destroyed country' – Greeks fear for the future image
....“I am old and uneducated but I know that when I was a kid I was proud to say I am Greek. I want the same thing for future generations,” said Charalabos Nikolaou, a 65-year-old selling snacks at a beach just outside the city. ...
How are Greeks in Germany handling the crisis? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 11:03:29 PM
....by Theo Leggett, Business correspondent. "I think your average German probably knows a lot more about what's going on in Greece at the moment than he does about his own country", says Dr Nikolas Busse, a columnist and deputy foreign editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany's oldest newspapers. ...

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