Monday, March 31, 2014
Political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska emerged out of nowhere to win a landslide in Saturday's presidential run-off, preventing veteran leftist Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico from tightening his grip on power.
Vatican police on Saturday apprehended an American and a Dutch man who were trying to deposit billions of euros and U.S. dollars in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Gay couples across England and Wales said “I do” Saturday as a law authorizing same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.1 Comment
Russia on Saturday pledged it would not invade mainland Ukraine following its seizure of Crimea and said it favored the ex-Soviet state becoming a federation as a way of defusing the crisis.
Former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg was named the next NATO chief on Friday, taking over from current Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a key moment in Europe.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
The IMF announced a US$14 billion-US$18 billion bailout for Ukraine on Thursday as the U.N. General Assembly refused to recognize Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula.
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping began a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday for the third leg of his European tour, which is expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on the Crimea crisis.
Friday, March 28, 2014
In a surprisingly strong rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday affirmed Ukraine's territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, one of her country's most polarizing political figures, announced Thursday that she will run in presidential elections set for May 25.