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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Spain's coastguard said it had rescued 267 sub-Saharan African migrants on Monday, including 39 women and three children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats.
Unsteady global economic growth is holding down oil demand and prices despite worries about conflict in key regions, the IEA said on Tuesday lowering its demand forecasts.
Paris to lovers: say it with a selfie, not 'love locks'
Note to romance-struck couples strolling in Paris, the eternal city of love: please consider immortalizing your passion with a “selfie” rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Erdogan marches to Turkey presidency
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday prepared for the challenge of leading Turkey as a strongman president after winning an election in the first round albeit by a narrower-than-expected margin.
Kosovo police said on Monday they had arrested 40 ethnic Albanians suspected of fighting alongside Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria in the largest-ever operation against suspected radicals in the breakaway Balkan state.
EDF Energy, the British unit of French giant EDF, said on Monday it had decided to shut down four nuclear reactors at two plants in northern England as a precaution.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Fighting raged Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian rebels there for a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe.”
Greenpeace ship welcomed home in Netherlands
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship arrived home to a warm welcome in The Netherlands on Saturday, almost a year after it was seized by Russia during a protest against Arctic oil drilling.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Russian bear grumbles as food sanctions hit at Moscow zoo
Russia's drastic ban on food imports from Europe has claimed it first victims — the rather choosy animals at Moscow zoo.
The struggling Salzburg Festival was set Saturday for its cultural and commercial highlight of the year with an eagerly awaited new production of Verdi's opera “Il Trovatore,” 2014's hot ticket.
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