7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: June 4.

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times

UK: Planning ahead for puppy love

So you’re thinking of adding a member to your family — and not one that requires school fees (other than possibly some obedience lessons).

Maybe you’re contemplating a cat or a dog, a guinea pig or rabbit? Adopting a pet can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do — but it doesn’t come cheap.

You should expect to pay about $1,580 for the first year of care for a medium-sized dog, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals… (Read more)



Latin America: Latin America losing its competitive edge as demand for commodities slows down

The United States ranks as the most competitive country in the world in a survey of 60 countries by IMD, a leading global business school in Switzerland. The survey finds Europe is recovering some of its competitive edge, while emerging economies, particularly in Latin America are struggling to hold their own. … (Read more)

Merco Press


Finland: Where in the EU are your kindred spirits?

Are you by nature really a shy Finn, a fiery Italian, or maybe a prim Brit? Do you drink a lot of coffee? Hang out with your friends a lot, but rarely go to church? Take our test and find out where on the European Union map you might best fit in. … (Read more)



South Korea: Fewer elderly Korean parents live with their children

The number of elderly parents living separately from their children has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, according to a report released by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Services.

The report says the number of senior citizens who live alone with their spouse increased from 26.8 percent in 1994 to 48.6 percent in 2011. The number who live with their children, on the other hand, decreased from 54.7 percent in 1994 to 27.3 percent in 2011 … (Read more)

The Korea Herald


UAE: Dubai Police adds superbike to its fleet

Dubai Police has done it again. After adding world’s best supercars to its fleet, the force has now added a superbike. … (Read more)

Khaleej Times


Panama: The world waits for Panama coffee auction

AN INTERNATIONAL auction  of the top 20 grains from traditional and geisha categories will be held in Panama on Tuesday June 24. 

The 20 coffee lots to be auctioned around the world will be selected from a total of 23 lots that will be evaluated by national and international judges from the United States, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, South Korea and Colombia. … (Read more)

Newsroom Panama


Spain: How to leave the family home: A Spanish guide

A humorous new book is helping Spaniards make the massive leap from the family nest. The Local spoke to one of its authors to find out why the big move is so difficult. … (Read more)

The Local


*Image of chihuahua puppies via Shutterstock