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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Many people like to try out their luck during the Lunar New Year holiday, and yesterday was a perfect example as crowds flocked to lottery ticket selling posts.
France's Socialist government won a confidence vote tied to its economic reform package on Thursday that could in theory have caused its collapse amid a damaging backbench rebellion.
Britain's electronic spying agency, working with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden.
How Londoners ring in the Chinese New Year
Britain's commercial trade interests in China are a hot topic of conversation as relations continue to grow from strength to strength. However London's Chinese New Year celebrations serve as a further reminder of how integral and significant Chinese cultural influences are to Britain and London in particular.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered cease-fire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels.
Greece is due to make a formal request for a loan extension from eurozone finance ministers Thursday, declaring itself “optimistic” about a compromise plan despite EU skepticism and the specter of a catastrophic “Grexit.”
Thursday, February 19, 2015
German 'Dr. Death' opens corpse museum in Berlin
German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, dubbed “Doctor Death” for preserving and displaying dead bodies as artworks, opens a museum Wednesday in Berlin to showcase the grisly exhibits.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, campaigning for re-election next month, was officially rebuked Tuesday over what the national watchdog said was excessive spending on running his private and public residences.
Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast — about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country's antiquities authority said Tuesday.
Swedish public radio apologized on Tuesday after a presenter questioned the Israeli ambassador about the responsibility of Jews for anti-Semitism, in the wake of the shooting of a Jewish man in neighboring Denmark.
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