Italy has the lowest graduation rates in Europe with just one-fifth of people aged 30-34 holding a university degree, according to a study. A total of 31 percent of Italian families cannot afford to pay for their children's university studies, and must take out loans or have their offspring seek jobs to help fund tuition and living costs, said the report by charity Save the Children. It said ...
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A Calgary woman who pleaded guilty more than two years ago to possessing a small marijuana grow operation in her southeast Calgary home is now fighting the government's application to seize her property as proceeds of crime. Heng Kiet Kouch, 65, who lives in the home with her 88-year-old mother, has conceded that her home was used to cultivate marijuana but is asking Court of Queen's ...
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A young man with bloodied hands holds a knife and a meat cleaver soaked in blood as he faces the camera to say he has just killed a soldier on a London street in retaliation for the deaths of Muslims killed by British troops in faraway lands.As the man speaks, a woman in a blue skirt pulls a shopping cart down the pavement towards him, glances briefly in the direction of a corpse lying in the ...
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson applauds to the crowd while arriving on the pitch at Old Trafford for the last time before retiring, before the English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, northern England May 12, 2013. REUTERS/Phil ...
Its a shame that Gavin OConnors Warrior isnt doing better at the box office, because it is easily one of the best sports dramas in recent years. A frequently powerful, consistently engaging, and unexpectedly honest depiction of the decades-spanning impact of alcoholism and familial abuse, ... ...
Ground-breaking research is exposing a largely hidden crime. Hundreds of cases of sexual assault against elderly people occur every year and it's feared many more go ...
HAZEL Hawke, ex-wife of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, has died aged 83, following a battle with dementia. Her family issued a statement on Thursday night saying she passed away peacefully after succumbing to complications of the disease. Her family said they appreciate the great affection many have for Hazel, but have asked for privacy. There will be a private funeral for family and close ...
Nearly 30 years ago, Congress gave terminally ill inmates and prisoners with extraordinary family circumstances an early way out, known as compassionate ...
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The Asia-Pacific region will continue to power global economic growth in 2013, but the region's increasing aging population will cast a shadow on the long-term development, according to a Canadian think-tank."Productivity gains and a large, young working-age population have done much to boost Asian economic growth over the past three decades. But Asia's demographic dividend is ...
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In Venezuela, the laws of supply and demand are undermining the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez. Since Chavez's hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential election in April - by a margin of less than 2 percent - high inflation and a shortage of staple goods are now leading many on both sides of this politically-divided country to question whether its current economic course is sustainable.
Recently, toilet paper has been in short supply in Venezuela. The situation improved only after the National Assembly approved funding to increase needed foreign imports. Shortages of staple goods have become common occurrences in this rich country with the third-largest oil reserves in the world. Many economists blame the socialist policies of the late President Hugo Chavez. He instituted price controls on some products to curb inflation, resulting in both reduced domestic production and high inflation after the controls were lifted. Currency exchange controls have also restricted foreign imports.
Latin American analyst Diana Negroponte, with the Brookings Institution, says this is a crisis for newly-elected President Nicolas Maduro who must impose free-market reforms before the economy implodes or face dire political consequences. ...
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