Western powers that led the space race for the past 55 years now face stiff competition from China . On Monday, a Chinese Long March 3B rocket successfully lifted off to carry the country's 12th and 13th global navigation satellites into orbit
Jagvinder looks at his dwindling supply of food in the cupboards and he knows that in less than a week's time he will be going hungry and will most likely be back on the streets of Birmingham again. However, Jag, as he likes to be known (and who wants to keep his full name withheld), is not a drug addict, alcoholic, long-term unemployed or any of the numerous tags that society bolts on to the hungry and homeless. Instead, Jag, 36 has entered the legions of middle-class individuals and families in the UK seeking food and shelter after losing a steady wage.
US Diplomat In China For Talks On Escaped Activist Chen Guangcheng Ahead Of Bilateral Summit: Report
A senior US diplomat arrived in Beijing Sunday ahead of schedule as the reports of US protection to escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng triggered tension between both the countries. Kurt Campbell, US Assistant Secretary of State, reached Beijing ahead of the annual high-level US- China diplomatic and economic talks scheduled to start Thursday. The US embassy officials refused to explain the reasons for the advancement of Campbell's visit, but an Associated Press report said that the diplomat was expected to discuss issues ranging from the US support to the escaped blind human rights activist to proposed arms sale to Taiwan
Sunday Times Rich List: Britain’s Richest Get Richer Despite Eurozone Crisis, Lakshmi Mittal Retains Crown
Europe's plundering financial crisis has hardly impacted the UK's richest, according to the Annual Sunday Times Rich List. The list reveals that Briton's richest has got richer despite the economic crisis when most of the average Britons' income and savings depleted due to inflation, according to Reuters
Ducking the recessionary trends in the economy, the UK's richest have become richer over the past year, reveals the Annual Sunday Times Rich List. The new list includes a total of 1,000 wealthiest people with an accumulated wealth of is £414bn, a rise of 4.7 per cent from 2011 and a record since the beginning of the survey which is in the 24th year now. The newspaper's 2012 Rich List has 77 billionaires, a new record and includes two more billionaires than the previous record of 75 in 2008.