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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Jean-Claude Juncker has been named as the next president of the European Commission with backing from most EU leaders, dealing a bitter blow to opponent David Cameron and threatening to increase the chances of Britain leaving the bloc.
Sarajevo marks 100 years since shots that sparked the Great War
Sarajevo on Saturday marked 100 years since the assassination that triggered World War I, plunging Europe into the bloodiest conflict it had ever seen and redrawing the world map.
700 years on, Scots, English face off at Bannockburn
Scots and English met again on the battlefield Saturday to mark 700 years since their legendary battle at Bannockburn, in an anniversary laden with symbolism three months before Scotland votes on whether to leave the UK.
The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighboring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.
Finland finds pair guilty of mass murder plot
A court in Finland has convicted a man and a woman of plotting to kill dozens of people at the country's largest university and sentenced them to at least three years each in prison.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Juncker is new EU leader despite British wishes
European Union leaders on Friday picked former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become the bloc's new chief executive despite Britain's outspoken opposition, further alienating the U.K. from its continental partners.
Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact
Ukraine's new president signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union on Friday, pushing his troubled country closer into a European orbit and angering Russia, which warned of unspecified consequences.
EU, Britain argue over Juncker appointment
European leaders gathered in Brussels on Friday to try and resolve a damaging row over Jean-Claude Juncker's likely nomination as European Commission president which has left Britain isolated and angry.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Campaigners lost their bid to overturn a ban on doctors helping seriously ill people to die in England and Wales on Wednesday.
French air traffic controllers Wednesday ended a two-day strike that was supposed to run till the weekend after marathon talks with the government, unions said.
  
  
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