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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
French president declares economic emergency
French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France's business model and declared what he called "a state of economic and social emergency," unveiling a 2-billion-euro (US$2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and catch up with a fast-moving world economy.
Muslim women who fail to learn English to a high enough standard could face deportation from Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday.
Man dies following botched French clinical trial
A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in an experimental drug trial for a painkiller, and five other participants remain hospitalized after one of France's most troubling medical incidents.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Pope Francis on Sunday welcomed 5,000 migrant worshippers at a special mass at St Peter's to mark the world day of migrants and refugees, urging them to treasure their "culture and precious values."
Western monitors of Ukraine's tattered truce reported Sunday that they had come under fire during an assessment of the situation in the war-torn east of the former Soviet state.
Montenegro to turn ex-concentration camp into luxury hotel
Montenegro has defended its decision to allow an island fortress and wartime concentration camp to be transformed into a luxury resort, a move that has sparked anger among relatives of its former prisoners.
A new opinion poll published Sunday showed the number of Britons wanting to leave the European Union rising in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and Cologne assaults.
An online petition to award French nationality to an Algerian man who helped people escape the Bataclan concert hall during November's jihadist attack on Paris had secured more than 30,000 signatures by Saturday.
Cultural capital Wroclaw in Poland at crossroads of central Europe history
Long a symbol of Polish-German reconciliation, Poland's western city of Wroclaw will become a European culture capital this year highlighting its history at the crossroads of political upheaval in central Europe.
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
One person brain-dead after failed French drugs trial
One person has been left brain-dead and five others hospitalized after a "serious accident" during a drugs trial in France, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Friday.
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