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A 60-year French champagne producer received a six-month suspended sentence and a 200,000-euro (US$270,000) fine on Friday for stealing ancient objects from archaeological digs and selling them on.
French singer Yvette Giraud, who captured the hearts of an adoring Japanese fan base during a career spanning several decades, has died aged 97, her family announced on Friday.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Fierce battles on Ukraine's porous eastern border left 15 government servicemen dead as fears of a possible invasion swirled after NATO urged Moscow to withdraw its troops along the frontier.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Russia retaliates against Western sanctions with food ban
Russia retaliated against tough new Western sanctions on Thursday, banning most food imports from the United States and the European Union and threatening to block flights over its airspace.
It is known as the city of music and as a destination for fans of the music of Mozart and Brahms. But now a musical extravaganza of a different variety is making its way to Vienna: the Eurovision Song Contest.
Fugitive U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, his lawyer said on Thursday, in the latest blow to Moscow's deeply strained relations with Washington.
Expert wants to help nab password thieves
The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to Alex Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for Hold Security, whose firm uncovered the breach.
The foundation that operates the Wikipedia information website said Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be “forgotten” is creating “memory holes” in the Internet.
Italy fell back into recession Wednesday in a surprise setback that highlighted worries that the eurozone's fragile recovery, burdened by the Ukraine crisis, may be flagging.
German industrial production grew slightly in June, driven by rising construction output, data showed on Thursday.
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