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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Violence mars opening of ECB's new HQ
Violent clashes between anti-capitalist activists and German police marred the inauguration of the European Central Bank's new headquarters Wednesday, with police cars set ablaze, rocks thrown and windows smashed.
Serbia arrests suspects in Srebrenica massacre of thousands of Muslims
Prosecutors on Wednesday made Serbia's first arrests of people suspected of the Srebrenica massacre killings, The Associated Press has learned. It is a milestone in healing the wounds of Europe's worst civilian slaughter since World War II.
The UK's economy was set to grow by a better-than-expected 2.5 percent this year, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Wednesday in the coalition government's final annual budget before May's general election.
A toxic mix of misuse of power and official silence has become the UK's shame as the country faces up to a growing web of evidence that the abuse of vulnerable children by powerful men was covered up for decades.
Cheap oil and money have lifted the eurozone out of lethargy, the OECD said Wednesday, but it warned investment was lacking to achieve rapid world growth and expressed concerns about China.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
European powers, Iran make little progress in nuclear talks
European powers and Iran made little progress late Monday toward reaching an agreement to end the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program as an end-of-March deadline closes in.
The EU warned Monday of a continued Russian military build-up in Crimea as it condemned Moscow's “illegal annexation” of the peninsula from Ukraine one year ago.
Three male teens from the UK who reached Turkey before being deported back to Britain and arrested are believed to be the latest examples of a worrying trend — the rising number of young Britons seeking to travel to Syria to join extremists there.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea
Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is to visit Cuba later this month in a bid to spur talks aimed at normalizing ties with the communist-led island state, the first such trip by a top EU diplomat.
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