7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Jan. 27

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
January 27, 2014 Updated: January 27, 2014

Brazil: A Guide to Eating on Rio’s Beaches

Along Rio’s beaches, sunbathers and wave riders needn’t worry about straying far from the water in search of food and drink, as the city is famous for its barracas (literally translated to “tents”) and for its seemingly endless flow of walking vendors eager to sell anything one might need to recharge right on the sandy shoreline. …

Rio Times


South Korea: Ban on telemarketing

The government has told all financial companies except online insurance firms to temporarily stop selling, promoting or soliciting financial products or services over the phone, via short message services or through emails.

The draconian measure, which took effect Monday and will last until the end of March with a possible extension thereafter, is intended to prevent any illegally obtained financial and personal details from being used for fraud. …

The Korea Herald


Denmark: Denmark to reopen Manila embassy

Denmark is set to reopen its embassy in the Philippines capital Manila in August after closing its doors back in 2002, the Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.

Denmark’s non-resident ambassador to the Philippines, Ambassador Nicolai Ruge, who is based in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, passed the news on to the DFA’s Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson following a meeting on Thursday. …

Ice News


Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s Health Clinic Improvements

Nearly 1.4 million people in Zimbabwe benefited from ICRC assistance to primary health-care centres between 2006 and 2013. As the assistance ends, we examine the impact and legacy for communities and health personnel in Chivi, Makoni and Tsholotso districts, and for the City of Harare. …

All Africa


Austria: A Shopaholic Reforms

Nunu Kaller is a 32-year-old Austrian from Vienna who admitted to herself that her constantly expanding wardrobe and need to shop on almost a daily basis meant she was a shopaholic. So she decided to quit cold turkey and stop shopping for a year. She tells us how she did it and what she learned. …



Japan: ‘Emperor Haniwa’ brings ancient history to the masses

Osaka Prefecture–“Emperor Haniwa” or Mr. Haniwa-Kotei, if you prefer, says he is 1,600 years old–an estimate for sure–and defiantly among the more colorful characters ever “unearthed” in Japan. …

The Asahi Shimbun


Spain: Spain’s unemployment: Seven shocking facts

New unemployment figures from Spain’s National Statistic Institute (INE) show that recent macroeconomic improvements in Spain are yet to create new jobs.
While Spain has now clocked up two consecutive quarters of fragile growth, the INE data — based on a quarterly survey of 65,000 homes nationwide known as the EPA — shows the country’s unemployment climbed back up to 26.03 percent at the end of 2013, up from 25.98 percent three months earlier. …

The Local


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