News Headlines - 24 October 2014

The royal tweet: Queen sends first Twitter message | The Guardian

The Queen has sent her first ever tweet while opening an information technology gallery at the Science Museum.
The message, which went out at 11:35am to 724,000 followers of the @BritishMonarchy account, read: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.”

Russia’s Economy Stalls Amid Western Sanctions, Oil Price Drop - WSJ

Russia’s economy—battered by Western sanctions and falling prices for oil, its main export—stalled in September even as inflation hit the highest levels in months, data showed Wednesday.

BBC News - UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to European Union budget

The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.

'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill | Reuters

In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro (1.65 billion pounds) bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used.

BBC News - Rwanda MPs condemn BBC Untold Story programme on genocide

Rwanda's parliament has condemned the BBC for broadcasting a documentary which questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.








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