News Headlines - 23 January 2014

BBC News - Ukraine protests spread beyond Kiev amid crisis talks

Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev, as President Viktor Yanukovych held crisis talks with three key opposition leaders.
Protesters stormed the governor's offices in Lviv, and there were rallies in at least five more western cities.

South Sudan ceasefire deal signed | World news | The Guardian

South Sudanese officials and rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement , hailed as the first step towards ending an ethnically charged conflict that has killed thousands of people.
The deal was struck in neighbouring Ethiopia by representatives of President Salva Kiir and delegates loyal to sacked vice-president turned rebel leader Riek Machar. It was greeted by cheers from regional mediators and diplomats, and was welcomed in Washington.

Man Charged in Lufthansa Heist Depicted in ‘Goodfellas’ - Bloomberg

Five alleged members of a New York crime family were indicted with a decades-long robbery and extortion conspiracy, including a 78-year-old man charged in connection with the 1978 Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport recounted in the film “Goodfellas.”

Japan's recovery at risk of stalling on 'premature' tax rise fears Nobel economist Stiglitz - Telegraph

Japan's bold drive to end almost two decades of deflation and economic decline is in danger of stalling this year as the country raises consumption tax before recovery is secure, Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz has warned.

UK conker trees under threat from alien invading moths as scientists say Britain’s wasps are losing the insect war - The Independent

The UK’s conker trees are under threat because native insects are losing the war against an alien invader.
In less than three decades the horse chestnut leaf-mining moth, Cameraria ohridella, has spread from Greece to almost the whole of Europe, arriving on these shores around 10 years ago.








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