Friday, August 1, 2014
The EU on Wednesday imposed an asset freeze and travel ban against two close associates of President Vladimir Putin who are leading shareholders in a bank catering to senior Russian officials.
A German army general has for the first time been appointed chief of staff to work with the commander of U.S. ground forces in Europe, both countries' militaries said Thursday.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Russia has been ordered to pay Yukos shareholders a record US$50 billion in compensation over its seizure of the defunct oil giant, lawyers said on Monday, in a new blow on top of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
Britain's Lloyds Banking Group is to pay 218 million pounds (US$370 million, 276 million euros) in fines to British and U.S. regulators for attempting to rig inter-bank lending rates, the bank said Monday.
Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her flat to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a seaside town on Spain's southern coast.
The Salzburg Festival, despite looming financial worries, got off to a thundering start Sunday with an opera by the city's favorite son Mozart, kicking off a monthlong program of culture and glamour.