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Friday, January 9, 2015
Cartoonists put pen to paper in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo
Cartoonists and writers from around the world are reacting as they know best — by putting pen to paper — in an outpouring of anguished and biting solidarity with those gunned down at French weekly Charlie Hebdo.
The imam of one of France's major cities, Bordeaux, urged Muslims to take to the streets in protest at Wednesday's deadly attack in Paris by Islamist gunmen, calling it “almost an act of war.”
British supermarket giant Tesco launched cost-cutting plans Thursday to shut stores, sell assets and axe its dividend, in a bid to revive its fortunes and recover from an accounting scandal.
France's economy minister says the country needs big changes to reinvigorate hiring and investment, following reports that Britain had overtaken it in economic size — a sensitive issue in France.
Qatar Airways chief Akbar al-Baker boasted Wednesday that European carriers “cannot keep up” with competition from Gulf carriers, as his fast-growing airline welcomed the first Airbus A350 plane.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders
Police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al-Qaida, in the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammed, as France began a day of national mourning for what its president called "an act of exceptional barbarism."
Manhunt on after gunmen kill at least 12 at Paris paper
Heavily armed gunmen shouting Islamist slogans stormed a Paris satirical newspaper office Wednesday and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades.
EU parliament President Martin Schulz, on Wednesday accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “irresponsible speculation” over suggestions that Greece may be allowed to exit the euro if the far-left wins elections this month.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Star-crossed lovers in rebel-held eastern Ukraine
When Alla Syrovatskaya's boyfriend of some two years proposed to her she immediately began planning her autumn wedding, the traditional ceremony she dreamt of and the dress she always wanted.
The French human rights ombudsman launched an investigation Sunday into an uproar over a mayor's alleged refusal — which he later emphatically denied — to allow burial of a Roma migrant's baby.
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