Daily Archives: January 28, 2015

Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors warn of new crimes

Auschwitz survivors have urged the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the camp’s liberation.

“We survivors do not want our past to be our children’s future,” Roman Kent, born in 1929, told a memorial gathering at the death camp’s site in Poland.

Some 300 Auschwitz survivors returned for the ceremony under a giant tent.

Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when Soviet troops liberated it.

UK economy records fastest growth since 2007.

The UK’s economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007 and up from 1.7% in 2013, official figures have shown.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the economy grew by 0.5% in the final three months of 2014.

Dubai claims Heathrow’s air traffic crown.

Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world’s busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.

The United Arab Emirates airport said it had just under 70.5 million passengers through in 2014, compared with around 68.1 million for Heathrow.

Dubai Airports said it had reached a “historic milestone”.

Heathrow has been trying to increase capacity for a number of years, a spokeswoman said.

The airport operates at around 98% capacity,

“Britain has benefited from being home to the world’s largest port or airport for the last 350 years. But lack of capacity at Heathrow means we have inevitably lost our crown to Dubai,” the Heathrow spokeswoman said.

Dubai passenger numbers rose 6.1% in the year, Dubai Airports said.

“The shared goal is to make Dubai a global centre of aviation,” said Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Airports.

(Close): US stocks fell sharply as trading began following a string of disappointing results from some major US companies.

The Dow Jones dropped 291 points, or 1.65%, to 17,387, while the S&P 500 slid 27 points or 1.3% to 2,029.

The tech-focused Nasdaq fell 90 points, or 1.9%, to 4,681.

Netanyahu: I Will ‘Go Anywhere’ to Defend Israel

Amid a storm of controversy, Prime Minister Netanyahu has accepted an invitation to address a joint session of Congress to discuss Iran’s nuclear aspirations, saying he will defend Israel anywhere.

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