EU fines banks $2.3 billion for market rigging
2013-12-04 12:00:09 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Commission has fined a group of banks $2.3 billion for colluding to profit from derivatives linked to rigged interest rates.
Competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Wednesday the most shocking aspect of the c...
Ukraine protest leader Klitschko urges fresh protests against Yanukovych
2013-12-03 18:23:33 UTC
<h3>Anti-government protesters in Ukraine have vowed further demonstrations against the government after weekend unrest led to injuries. Boxing champion-turned-opposition leader Vitali Klitchko made a plea for regime change.</h3>
Spain's Nov jobless falls for 1st time since 1997
2013-12-03 09:37:30 UTC
MADRID (AP) — Official figures show the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by a little under 2,500 in November, the first drop during the month since the current system was introduced 1997.
The decline provided further evid...
Europe rights court to hear of secret CIA prisons
2013-12-03 09:05:01 UTC
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The secret network of black site prisons across Europe that the CIA used to interrogate terror suspects is getting a rare public hearing Tuesday at Europe's human rights court.
Lawyers for two terror suspects currently...
Kiev protesters shout 'revolution' at parliament
2013-12-03 08:59:48 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are outside the Ukrainian parliament shouting "revolution" as the legislature opens a session that could bring a vote of no-confidence in the government.
The parliament is to start its session dis...
Thai protesters swarm into Government House
2013-12-03 06:23:37 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai anti-government protesters have broken through a gate and forced their way into the prime minister's office compound as police stood by and watched.
Hundreds of protesters poured onto the lawn of Government House, waving Tha...
Croatians vote against same-sex marriage
2013-12-02 08:00:27 UTC
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union's newest nation.
The state electoral commission, citi...
Ukraine: Protesters besiege government building
2013-12-02 07:52:02 UTC
Ukraine saw its largest popular protests since the 2004 Orange Revolution on Sunday when at least 300,000 people took to the streets calling for the resignation of the president, Viktor Yanukovych.
Furious at Ukraine's 11th-hour decision to bac...
Watchdog: Google breaching Dutch privacy law
2013-11-30 08:07:53 UTC
Jacob Kohnstamm, chairman of the College for the Protection ...
Police forcefully break up demonstration in Kiev
2013-11-30 06:30:28 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian capital broke up a large anti-government demonstration in the city center before dawn Saturday, swinging truncheons and injuring many.
The riot police used tear gas when they dispersed the crowd of a...
Berlusconi lawyers deny 'bunga bunga' payoff
2013-11-29 18:06:13 UTC
ROME (AP) — An Italian court accused ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi and his lawyers on Friday of tampering with evidence by paying off witnesses in a trial related to his notorious "bunga bunga" parties.
It sent its documentation to prosecutors t...
Swiss banks cleared to take part in US tax deal
2013-11-29 18:04:12 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government says it has cleared the first batch of banks to cooperate with U.S. authorities under a deal to stem tax evasion.
The Cabinet gave its approval at a meeting Friday but said in a statement that it won't give in...
Thousands protest Ukrainian leader spiking EU deal
2013-11-29 18:24:28 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of protesters crowded into the center of the Ukrainian capital on Friday night to demand the president's resignation after he shelved a landmark agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.
Berlusconi ousted from parliament
2013-11-27 21:39:53 UTC
Silvio Berlusconi suffered arguably the heaviest blow of his political career on Wednesday when the upper house of parliament voted to oust him following a conviction for tax fraud.
A hostile front of the centre-left and anti-establishment Five...
French drugmaker warns on morning-after pill
2013-11-27 08:37:50 UTC
PARIS (AP) — A French contraceptive maker said Tuesday its morning-after pill doesn't work when taken by women who weigh more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds) and plans to change its labels to warn patients.
The decision to change its labels by H...
Merkel and the Social Democrats reach deal on new gov't
2013-11-27 08:35:56 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party reached a deal to form a new government on Wednesday, more than two months after the country's elections.
Negotiators from Merkel's Union bloc and the S...
France sending 1K troops to Central African Rep.
2013-11-26 10:14:31 UTC
PARIS (AP) — France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday, announcing his country's second military foray into a troubled former colony this year.
The confirmation fro...
Tens of thousands rally in Kiev for closer EU ties
2013-11-25 07:06:09 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 50,000 demonstrators rallied in the center of Kiev on Sunday to demand that Ukraine's government reverse course and sign a landmark agreement with the European Union in defiance of Russia.
The protest was the biggest ...
22-year-old Norwegian clinches chess world title
2013-11-23 03:36:30 UTC
NEW DELHI (AP) — The world of chess has a new king, and it's a 22-year-old who is as much at home posing for fashion shoots as he is pushing pawns.
Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the chess world championship Friday, becoming the first Western pla...
UN court orders release of Greenpeace ship, crew
2013-11-22 20:41:36 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — A U.N.-mandated tribunal has ordered Russia to immediately release a Greenpeace ship and its crew in return for a 3.6 million euro ($5 million) bond.
The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ruled Friday tha...
Russia frees on bail US captain of Greenpeace ship
2013-11-22 09:16:26 UTC
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A Russian jail has freed on bail the U.S. captain and three crewmembers of a Greenpeace ship who were arrested following a protest in Arctic waters two months ago.
Peter Willcox was released along with Marco Weber ...
32 dead in grocery roof collapse in Latvia
2013-11-22 09:57:37 UTC
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after large sections of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket during the evening shopping rush-hour, the country's rescue service said Friday.
The reason for the colla...
Ukraine suspends preparations for signing EU deal
2013-11-21 17:25:17 UTC
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Thursday it was suspending preparations to sign a landmark agreement with the European Union and would focus instead on restoring ties with Russia, appearing to yield to pressure from its powerful neighbor and dea...
Creditors conclude talks in Greece, back December
2013-11-20 21:06:53 UTC
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials say bailout creditors have concluded a round of talks with the government on demanded austerity measures and will return to Athens early in December.
Tough negotiations over the past two weeks focused on 20...
Boeing plane crashes in Russia, 50 on board killed
2013-11-18 07:27:40 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — A Boeing 737 jetliner crashed and burst into flames Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people aboard in the latest in a string of deadly crashes across the country.