What Happened on 17 May 2012
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he and his family have completed passport applications, which should be ready within 15… Read More.
North Korea has resumed work on a light water reactor that may be used to support its nuclear program, according… Read More.
The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic has entered its second day, with the prosecution… Read More.
Fashion retailer French Connection has issued a profit warning as sales and revenues continue to drop. The company made a… Read More.
The search for a new CEO will take the rest of the year, according to insurer Aviva. This comes as… Read More.
HSBC has cut costs by $2 billion after a year of a 3-year turnaround plan. Europe’s biggest bank is on… Read More.
Australia and New Zealand, the world’s top two rugby nations, have hailed a new financial model for the World… Read More.
Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan could be banned from entering Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium following reports he was involved in… Read More.
Google has revamped its search engine in a bid to offer instant answers to search queries. A new function, the… Read More.
Facebook has announced it will sell 25 percent more shares than first planned in its flotation due to strong demand.… Read More.
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has confirmed she is writing the script for a modern version of the musical Annie.… Read More.