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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
New data show that the German government's tax receipts are still rising as Berlin faces cooling growth prospects at home and pressure from abroad to increase spending.
Swedish electrical appliance maker Electrolux reported its third-quarter net profit soared 42 percent to 933 million krona (102 million euros, US$130 million) thanks to a cost-cutting program started at the end of last year.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Pope beatifies Paul VI, welcome for gays scrapped
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.
Ukraine and Russia stood on the verge on Sunday of resolving their latest gas war in time to keep the war-scarred nation and EU clients warm through the winter months.
The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by U.S. backing for top government security appointments.
Yemen's Shiite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sanaa early on Sunday, when they also blew up the home of a rival Islamist politician, security officials said.
Mystery deepens over reported Russian sub
Mystery deepened Sunday over a Swedish military operation triggered by “foreign underwater activity” off the coast of Stockholm, amid an unconfirmed report of a hunt for a damaged Russian submarine.
Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday said Texas can enforce its stringent voter identification law next month, in a blow to opponents who argued it unfairly targets minorities.
Nigerian military and intelligence officials raised doubts on Sunday about the implementation of a cease-fire with Boko Haram, as reports of fresh attacks filtered out of the country's northeast.
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