Monday, September 15, 2014
The Ukrainian government accused pro-Russian separatists on Sunday of threatening a tenuous push for peace as booming rounds of heavy artillery fire echoed across the insurgent stronghold of Donetsk.
Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Sunday ahead of a historic referendum, as a religious leader prayed for harmony after polls showed Scots were almost evenly split.
The deeply unpopular government of embattled French President Francois Hollande faces a parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday, with the country gripped by a crippling political and economic crisis.
Germany's new anti-euro party is poised to win seats in two eastern state elections Sunday, heightening an emerging threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Sweden's voters headed to the polls in general elections Sunday, with the Social Democrats poised to regain power after eight years in opposition and the far right expected to make historic gains.
Vincent van Gogh's “Sunflowers” are losing their yellow cheer and the unsettling apricot horizon in Edvard Munch's “The Scream” is turning a dull ivory.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews.
Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks into Ukraine without Kiev's consent.
Fallen Scottish giants Rangers fell short of their stated target of raising an extra 4 million pounds (US$6.6 million) via an open share offer to existing shareholders but have insisted they were pleased by a return of 3.13 million pounds.
European finance ministers struggled to agree a long promised financial transaction tax on Saturday, with Germany urging a watered-down version amid resistance from France, eager to protect its lucrative derivatives trading sector.