Friday, March 28, 2014
Beijing and Paris signed scores of deals Wednesday worth 18 billion euros (US$25 billion) on the second day of a lavish state visit by Chinese leader Xi Jinping, in what President Francois Hollande said would bring much-needed growth.
U.S. President Barack Obama held a historic first meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday to discuss a shared agenda of fighting global inequality despite wide differences over issues like gay rights and contraception.
With a turnover of 53 billion euros (US$73 billion) in 2013, the 'Ndrangheta mafia from southern Italy made more money last year than Deutsche Bank and McDonald's put together, a new study said Wednesday.
Four Crimean museums fear they could lose hundreds of precious artifacts loaned to a Dutch museum before the peninsula's rapid transfer from Russia to Ukraine, a museum director said Wednesday.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pope Francis has formally accepted the resignation of Germany's controversial bishop of Limburg, who had come under fire for his luxury lifestyle.
A U.S.-Russian three man crew Wednesday faced an unprecedented two-day delay in their docking with the International Space Station (ISS) after their Russian Soyuz spacecraft suffered a technical glitch on its approach in orbit.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Ukraine's besieged defense minister resigned on Tuesday after his forces began a humiliating withdrawal from Crimea without firing a shot against Russian forces who claimed the Black Sea peninsula.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
As the United States redoubled efforts to pressure Russia out of its aggressive pose, the Russian annexation of Crimea began to take root and Moscow shrugged off President Barack Obama's drive to isolate Vladimir Putin's government.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam on Sunday, hailing the lessons of history ahead of his first meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye.1 Comment
Ukraine on Monday ordered its outnumbered troops to withdraw from Crimea following the peninsula's lightning seizure and annexation by Russia in response to the fall in Kiev of a pro-Kremlin regime.