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No wall too high to be broken down, says Merkel on Berlin Wall anniversary

No wall too high to be broken down, says Merkel on Berlin Wall anniversary

World
Germany has been marking 30 years since the Berlin Wall was brought down, an event which heralded the end of Communism in Eastern Europe.A ceremony was held to mark the anniversary at Bernauer Strasse - where one of the last parts of the wall remains - which was attended by leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Afterwards they placed roses in gaps in the barrier that divided the city for 28 years. Merkel rememb...
Study identifies ingredient combos that make some foods hard to put down

Study identifies ingredient combos that make some foods hard to put down

Health
Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Still polishing off that Halloween candy? There could be a reason people just can't stop eating certain foods. It may have to do with the ingredients, and a new study suggests product labeling may not be an accurate guide. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Obesity and presented at the Seventh Annual Obesity Journal Symposium during ObesityWeek in Las Vegas, researchers at the University of Kansas point the finger at so-called "hyper-palatable" foods. The researchers sought to assess just what ingredients or groups of ingredients make up these "hyper-palatable" foods -- snacks and fast-food products some people have difficulty putting down. Most hyper-palatable foods are loaded with fat, sugar, carbohydrates or salt, but to date there hasn't been a broadly accep...
Libor rigging inquiry shut down by Serious Fraud Office

Libor rigging inquiry shut down by Serious Fraud Office

Business
An investigation into the rigging of Libor, the benchmark interest rate that tracks the cost of borrowing cash, has been unexpectedly closed.The decision comes despite evidence that implicates the Bank of England.It means no one will now be prosecuted in the UK for so-called "low-balling", where banks understate interest rates they pay to borrow cash.The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said its decision followed a detailed review of the evidence.Thirteen traders and money brokers were prosecuted over four years by the SFO in connection with rigging Libor. Six have been prosecuted by the US Department of Justice (DoJ). A further 11 traders have been prosecuting for manipulating Euribor, the eurozone equivalent of Libor. The SFO said aspects of its Euribor inves...
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani plays down talk about investors despite PSG link

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani plays down talk about investors despite PSG link

Sports
Andrea Radrizzani claims he is not actively seeking investment at this moment in attempt to clarify recent comments made about interested investors. The Leeds United owner revealed he had been approached ‘by more than 20 parties’ and that three of them were of particular interest, claiming one proposal, from Qatari billionaire Nasser al-Khelaifi, could see Leeds ‘reach the level’ of  Premier League champions Manchester City. However, Radrizzani said as a result of the job done at the club in the last few years, parties are bound to be interested. Getty Images - Getty Leeds owner Radrizzani had revealed he has three investment offers “Obviously the club has modernised on a lot of levels, which is shown by our revenues, which have increased a lot