WITH every other person having some kind of paper qualification or other, it has become more and more difficult for fresh graduates to gain employment.
BRUSSELS : A billion euros of EU aid channelled to Egypt before and after the January 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s reign failed to improve human rights and governance, or reduce corruption, auditors said Tuesday.
LE BOURGET, France : Boeing announced Tuesday that Korean Air had agreed to buy five 747-8 jumbo jets and six 777 planes in a deal worth some $3.6 billion (2.7 billion euros) at list prices, adding to an already strong order book at the Paris Air Show.
NEW YORK : U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher NPD Group.
TUNIS : A Tunisian court has sentenced six radical Islamists to five years in prison for burning a Sufi Muslim shrine in one of a spate of attacks that have highlighted rising militancy in the country that ignited the Arab Spring.
TEHRAN : Conservative candidates, among them four Olympians, won a majority in the election for Tehran’s 31 municipal councillors, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON : U.S. military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
BUCHAREST, Romania : Romanian prosecutors say they are investigating a claim made by a popular singer that she was beaten up by her manager after a dispute over money.
KUALA LUMPUR : There is a need to rewrite Malaysian history books to include problems faced in the past and steps taken by the government to solve such issues, so as to offer a better understanding of the country's history to the younger generation.
Teen pop star Justin Bieber was involved in a late-night traffic accident, which Los Angeles media said injured a photographer who had been among a crowd trying to take pictures of the singer.