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French President Francois Hollande is set to take the axe to his beleaguered government after it suffered humiliating losses in local elections in which the far-right National Front (FN) made historic gains.
Switzerland said Monday it was investigating a range of banks, including domestic leaders UBS and Credit Suisse along with top global houses, over suspicions they manipulated currency markets.
Geneva authorities are investigating the disappearance of a pink diamond estimated to be worth around US$50 million from a reputable storage firm for gems, according to a news report Sunday.
Paris gets first female mayor, concierge bites back
It was a victory to savor. As she bid to become the first female mayor of Paris, Spanish-born Socialist Anne Hidalgo had to endure taunts from her opponents about her modest origins and lack of Parisian roots.
Monday, March 31, 2014
China's Xi receives royal welcome in Belgium
Xi Jinping received a royal welcome and an honorary knighthood in Brussels on Sunday at the start of a three-day visit that will see him become the first Chinese leader to visit EU headquarters.
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.
First Slovak president with no communist past wins election
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
Same-sex couples marry for the first time in England and Wales
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.
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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.
Norway's ex-premier named new NATO chief
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.
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