Land grabs in China major cause of social unrest
China: The land seizures that have provoked a
week-long stand-off between authorities and villagers in southern
China have become one of the country's most volatile social
New protests in Syria as Russia surprises West
'Arab league is killing us, enough deadlines':
Syria: Syria activists called new protests
Friday nine months into their uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's
regime after Damascus's longtime ally Moscow showed signs of
toughening its stance.
Fitch downgrades 8 of biggest banks
France: International credit rating agency Fitch
Ratings has downgraded the credit ratings for eight of the world's
biggest banks based in Europe and the United States, citing the
‘increased challenges’ they were facing in the financial markets.