What Happened on 13 June 2013

Nelson Mandela responding to treatment, says Zuma

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is "responding better" to treatment in hospital, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday. Zuma… Read More.

Kenyan MPs agree to salary cut

Kenyan MPs agreed on Wednesday to a $30,000 salary cut, according to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). MPs will… Read More.

Oldest man in history dies at 116

Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese man recognized as the world's oldest living person and the… Read More.

Hundreds of flights grounded as French air traffic strike hits Europe

More than a quarter of flights across France's busiest airports were canceled on Wednesday following a second day of protests… Read More.

Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Stephen Hester to resign

The chief executive officer of Royal Bank of Scotland announced on Wednesday he is to step down in December. Stephen… Read More.

U.S. posts largest ever single-year increase in oil production

The United States posted its largest single-year increase in oil production in 2012, according to a report released by oil… Read More.

Argentina's Lionel Messi investigated for tax fraud in Spain

Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi and his father are being investigated in Spain following allegations of defrauding the state of… Read More.

LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks to open 2014 season in Australia

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks are to open the 2014 season with a two-game series in Australia. According… Read More.

Vodafone bids for German cable TV company

Vodafone has placed a takeover bid for Germany's top cable television company. The British mobile operator confirmed its offer for… Read More.

HP CEO offers positive outlook for 2014 revenue growth

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said on Wednesday that revenue growth was "still possible" in its next fiscal year. Speaking in… Read More.

Oprah Winfrey makes $12 million donation to new museum

American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is to donate $12 million towards a new museum dedicated to African American history. The… Read More.

Rare 1938 Superman comic book auctioned for $175,000

A rare comic book marking the debut of Superman has been sold for $175,000 at auction, comic book seller Comicconnect.com… Read More.