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Germany Bans the Black Flag of ISIS

Friday, 12 September 2014 08:06
MAINZ, Germany - Germany banned images and activities linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham on Friday, including social media support and display of the militant group's signature black flag. Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said that ignoring the ban - which also covers participating in demonstrations or supporting the group financially - "is a crime with immediate effect." He called the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham - which has waged…
'There Are No Victors,' Pistorius Family Says
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:06
LONDON - The uncle of Oscar Pistorius said the star athlete's acquittal of murder was a "big burden" lifted, but stressed there were "no victors" in the case which captivated the world. While Oscar Pistorius escaped a murder conviction, he was found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He did not speak to reporters upon leaving a Pretoria courthouse, flanked by security officers through a media scrum. Pistorius…
Pope to visit Turkey in November, first trip to a Muslim nation
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:05
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of November, his first trip to a predominantly Muslim nation, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the exact dates and the program for the trip, which will last several days, were still not fixed. Francis is expected to be in Istanbul on Nov. 30, the feast of St. Andrew, at the invitation of Ecumenical…
Ian Paisley: Doctor No who said Yes to peace
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:05
BELFAST (Reuters) - Ian Paisley, the firebrand preacher-politician who for decades brayed "No Surrender!" across Northern Ireland's sectarian divide, died on Friday aged 88, in the province to which he, belatedly, helped bring peace. Founder of his own church when, at 25, he judged mainstream Protestants too soft on fighting the devil's work he saw in Roman Catholicism, Paisley's Biblical fulminations against popes and Irish nationalists echoed among the bullets, bricks and bombs to form…
U.S. import prices post largest decline in nine months
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their biggest drop in nine months in August as a sharp decline in the cost of petroleum products eclipsed rising food prices, keeping imported inflation pressures subdued. The Labor Department said on Friday import prices fell 0.9 percent last month after slipping 0.3 percent in July. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast import prices declining 0.9 percent in August. In the 12 months through
U.S. retail sales increase broadly in August
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:05
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August, which should ease some concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for sturdy growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in July. "It still paints the consumers muddling along.
Wall St set for slight losses at open after data
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:05
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hertz Global and Ulta Salon Cosmetics were among the biggest premarket movers on Friday, with both companies rallying on heavy volume. Shares of Hertz gained 4.6 percent to $29.03 a day after billionaire investor Carl Icahn won three board seats at the car renter. He said he would not run a proxy contest against the company as a result. The news came less than a month after Icahn…
Rihanna's song cut from Ravens show because of Ray Rice scandal?
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:05
Singer Rihanna arrives for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) at Lincoln Center in New York June 2, 2014. (Reuters) The debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said. The debut game Thursday, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore, was eliminating a track of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna, McManus said.
Nicole Kidman's father reportedly dies after falling in Singapore
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:05
Actress Nicole Kidman. (Reuters) Nicole Kidman's father Anthony Kidman died after after falling in Singapore Friday, Reuters reports. Anthony Kidman, a clinic psychologist at the University of Technology, Sydney was reportedly visiting his daughter Antonia who lives in Singapore. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Local police said they were investigating his "unnatural death" after they were informed a man in his 80s had died in a hospital.
Kabylie punished over Ebosse death
Friday, 12 September 2014 07:13
Algerian club JS Kabylie have been banned from playing at home for the 2014-2015 season following the death of Cameroonian Albert Ebosse last month. Fans of Kabylie are also banned from attending any matches - home and away - until the start of the year. Ebosse died after he was hit by a missile on 23 August following JS Kabylie's 2-1 loss to USM Alger in a league match. The sanctions have been handed down…

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