News Headlines - 27 April 2014

Obama warns EU over Russian sanctions - Telegraph

Barack Obama has warned Europe not to duck out of tougher sanctions on Russia, as the White House revealed that new measures to be imposed today will hit Russia’s defence industry.
The fresh round of US sanctions is expected to target more members of the Kremlin’s inner circle along with companies in their control, according to a senior aide to Mr Obama.

South Korean PM resigns over government response to ferry disaster

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his resignation on Sunday over the government response to the ferry disaster, in which it was first announced that everyone had been rescued, focusing attention on poor regulatory controls.

Pope Francis declares sainthood for John Paul II, John XXIII - Hindustan Times

Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed as saints his influential predecessors John Paul II and John XXIII at an historic ceremony attended by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square.
"We declare and define as saints the blessed John XXIII and John Paul II," the Catholic leader said in a Latin prayer, as pilgrims and foreign dignitaries applauded and chanted: "Amen!"

GE Battles for Alstom as Siemens Wins French Support - Bloomberg

Jeffrey Immelt is trying to defend General Electric Co.’s largest-ever acquisition, after French officials imperiled the attempt by urging Alstom SA to consider a rival offer from Germany’s Siemens AG.

Praying mantises get to test out worlds smallest 3D glasses - ITV News

Newcastle University are conducting a research programme to understand 3D vision in the praying mantis. To do this the team have attached pairs of 3D glasses - the world’s tiniest - with beeswax to the insects.








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