Factory worker wins first Tiramisu World Cup

5 Nov

An Italian factory worker won the first ever Tiramisu World Cup on Sunday, beating 700 other amateurs to whip up the softest and creamiest version of Italy’s famous dessert.Hundreds of would-be pudding maestros descended on the city of Treviso armed wi…

UN chief calls for stability in Lebanon

5 Nov

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres expressed concern Sunday over the resignation of Lebanese premier Saad Hariri, calling for security and stability.Hariri, a protege of Riyadh, on Saturday announced his surprise resignation in a broadcast from the …

Real roll over Las Palmas to calm crisis talk

5 Nov

Real Madrid quietened crisis talk after back-to-back defeats as Marco Asensio added to his collection of wonder strikes in a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.Victory cuts third-placed Real’s deficit on Barcelona at the top…

Resurgent right ahead in Sicily vote: exit polls

5 Nov

Italy’s resurgent right was ahead in Sicily’s regional vote Sunday and looks likely to narrowly beat the populist movement in a victory seen as a key indicator for the general election, exit polls showed.Polls on the Italian island closed at 10 pm (210…

Westpac Bank annual net profit jumps seven percent

5 Nov

Australian banking giant Westpac posted a seven percent jump in annual net profit Monday, helped by a fall in bad and doubtful debts with the lender saying it was in “excellent shape”.Westpac’s Aus$7.99 billion (US$6.11 billion) result in the year to S…

Almost 60% of Finns oppose NATO membership – Gallup poll

5 Nov

Fifty-nine percent of Finland’s population do not want their country to become a NATO member, a new Gallup poll has revealed. And even if Sweden agreed to join NATO, which is seen as a factor which could sway public opinion in Finland, 52…

Thousands of Romanians protest against judicial reforms

5 Nov

More than ten thousand Romanians demonstrated in Bucharest on Sunday to “defend the independence of the judiciary” in protest against a government bill that critics say will weaken anti-corruption measures.The protesters gathered in front of the govern…