Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Russia is losing around US$40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, its finance minister said Monday although President Vladimir Putin dismissed the economic damage as “not fatal.”
Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen retained his title as World Chess Champion on Sunday, defeating rival Viswanathan Anand for the second year in a row.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Tunisians voted Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, in a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy.
British police have foiled four or five suspected terror plots this year, the country's most senior police officer said Sunday ahead of a week-long campaign to enlist the public's help in countering the threat.
White smoke belches from the chimney of a lopsided stone house, mingling with thick fog in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge whose bucolic setting hardly fits its reputation as a jihadist hotbed.
Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece's biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia, the Greek culture ministry said Saturday.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be “nonsense.”
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Ukraine accused Russia of shelling from across the border Friday, stepping up tensions as U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden visited Kiev on the first anniversary of mass protests which triggered a year of turmoil.
European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to “step up the pressure” and increase its efforts to stimulate the struggling economy.
Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) celebrated winning its second parliament seat in a blow for the government that further fragments the political landscape ahead of next year's general election.