Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Greek government has avoided collapsing over a dispute stemming from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' move to close the state-owned television broadcaster after a high court ruling offered a way out of a week-long impasse that drew international criticism.
European nations granted more people asylum in 2012, including seven times as many Syrians as the previous year.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Documents leaked by U.S. former spy Edward Snowden appear to show that Britain spied on foreign delegates at the 2009 London G-20 meetings, a newspaper reported Monday.
Britain's threat to enter the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to nab WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange strained bilateral ties to the point of breaking but relations are now good, a top diplomat said Sunday.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a fleeting public appearance on Sunday as he welcomed the Ecuadorian foreign minister to his refuge at the South American country's embassy in London.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is to formally resign on Monday over a corruption and spying scandal involving his top aide, plunging the recession-hit EU state into fresh political turmoil.
President-elect Hassan Rowhani expressed hope Monday that Iran can reach a new agreement with major powers over its disputed nuclear program, saying a deal should be reached through more transparency and mutual trust.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday dismissed the embezzlement charge against him as absurd as he faced cross-examination for the first time at his trial in the northern city of Kirov.
Monday, June 17, 2013
A plane from Cairo bound for New York was diverted by fighter jets to an emergency landing in the UK after a passenger discovered a letter threatening the aircraft, officials said Saturday.