Thursday, November 27, 2014
The Greek island of Crete was preparing on Wednesday to take in some 700 migrants aboard a freighter immobilized by engine failure, local officials said.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is under fire in Germany because of its policy of negative interest rates, which is prompting some banks to charge customers for holding money in their bank accounts.
The EU will release more documents about a huge but controversial trade pact with the United States that has been opposed by campaigners, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said Tuesday.
A previously unknown letter between two of France's most famous writers, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, has been discovered after having been kept in a frame above an autograph collector's fireplace since the 1970s.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
France on Tuesday pushed back “until further notice” the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis, sparking a measured response from Moscow.
Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.
One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of them subject to sexual exploitation or forced labor, a U.N. report said Monday.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Russia is losing around US$40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, its finance minister said Monday although President Vladimir Putin dismissed the economic damage as “not fatal.”
Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen retained his title as World Chess Champion on Sunday, defeating rival Viswanathan Anand for the second year in a row.