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Friday, March 13, 2015
The euro is tumbling, and here's why
The euro is notching one milestone after another as it drops against major currencies. On Wednesday, it hit a 12-year low against the dollar and many think its descent has further to go.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions
The IMF handed Ukraine a $17.5 billion lifeline Wednesday as the United States agreed to send military aid to bolster its forces against pro-Russian rebels - but stopped short of promising weapons.
Brazen French highway heist nets 9-mil.-euro jewelry haul
A group of “battle-hardened” armed thieves attacked two secure vans carrying jewels on a French toll highway in the dead of night, making off with a haul worth some 9 million euros (US$11 million), police said Wednesday.
Ex-Italian PM Berlusconi's acquittal upheld
Italy's highest court upheld Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in his infamous “bunga bunga” case Tuesday, giving the former premier a welcome legal victory as he tries to rally his Forza Italia party ahead of regional elections in May.
In a rare piece of good news for Greek leaders, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) confirmed Tuesday that it has been forced to throw the cash-strapped country a half-billion-euro lifeline.
A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said “what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer” .
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Italy's top court clears Berlusconi in bunga bunga sex case
Italy's top court on Tuesday definitively cleared Silvio Berlusconi of charges that he paid for sex with an underage dancer and then abused his position as prime minister to cover it up.
But Cook did not answer a key question for price-conscious consumers, Moorhead noted: How will Apple update the watch when it releases new models?
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltics troops
Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire.
Greece faced deepening skepticism ahead of talks on Monday on its plans for reforms to secure a financial lifeline as Athens warned of a possible referendum if its proposals are rejected.
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