Category Archives: Europe

Global stocks gain as BoJ goes negative on interest rates

New York (AFP) – Stock markets around the world rebounded Friday, ending a volatile month with a bang after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly slashed interest rates into negative territory…

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Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

Salvador (Brazil) (AFP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed to "win the war" against the Zika virus, yet some experts criticized her government's response & warned the Olympics could fuel…

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Mass rally against gay civil unions in Italy capital

Rome (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to protest in Rome's Circus Maximus arena Saturday against a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, a hot-potato issue for…

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Ai Weiwei withdraws works in Denmark due to immigration law

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Chinese artist & activist Ai Weiwei is withdrawing his works from two museums in Denmark to protest a new law that allows Danish authorities to seize…

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Syrian opposition demands answers before joining talks

By Tom Perry, Tom Miles & John Irish BEIRUT/GENEVA/PARIS (Reuters) – Syrian peace talks were clouded by uncertainty on Wednesday as the Saudi-backed Syrian opposition demanded a response to its…

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French lawmakers vote on terminal sedation, not euthanasia

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that could let doctors keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes yet stops short of legalizing euthanasia…

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Israel releases Eichmann plea letter on Holocaust day

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel made public on Wednesday a decades-old handwritten plea from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for clemency for his role in the Holocaust, dated just two days…

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Cameron to meet Juncker over Brexit negotiations

London (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Friday, cancelling a previously scheduled visit to Sweden & Denmark, his office…

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Germany warns Russia against 'exploiting' teen 'rape' case

Berlin (AFP) – Germany & Russia traded barbs over a murky case involving the alleged rape of a teenager, with Berlin warning Wednesday against "exploiting" the allegations after Moscow hinted…

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45 migrants drown as 2 smuggling boats sink off Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 45 people, including 17 children, drowned Friday in the Aegean Sea as two smuggling boats sunk off different Greek islands. A search-and-rescue operation was…

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