Thursday, February 27, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that about 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through U.S. or state marketplaces set up under his health care law. But with a key deadline approaching fast, he urged some of his most steadfast backers to help sign up millions more.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
World powers sought to ease tensions over Ukraine Tuesday as the country's interim authorities grappled with the threat of economic collapse and separatism after the dramatic ouster of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.
Western diplomats scrambled on Tuesday to stave off an economic collapse in Ukraine, as Russia pledged not to intervene in the crisis-hit country after the dramatic ouster of pro-Moscow leader Viktor Yanukovych.
To some he is “a traitor,” to others he is “too weak.” But residents of Viktor Yanukovych's hometown in Ukraine's Russian-speaking east have no regrets over his downfall.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the “mass murder” of protesters and appealed for US$35 billion in Western aid to pull the crisis-hit country from the brink of economic collapse.
Russian police detained hundreds of protesters Monday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years for demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's third presidential inauguration.
Italy's new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was to unveil details of his ambitious government program on Monday as he faced a confidence vote in parliament in a key test of his power to unite warring factions and secure a solid majority.
The inflation rate for the 18-nation eurozone remained steady at a low 0.8 percent in January, according to revised figures released Monday.
Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced Sunday.
Monday, February 24, 2014