Saturday, January 31, 2015
In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy.
Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met on Friday the country's new left-wing government leaders in Athens.
A French general on Thursday described the scene of horror that unraveled in Spain when an F-16 Greek fighter jet experienced a technical failure on take-off and crashed into pilots and mechanics on the ground.
Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Portugal is granting citizenship rights to their descendants as part of an attempt to make amends.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Russia's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the government's bid to shut down a leading human rights group, a rare victory for harried civil society in the country.
A helicopter loaded with hashish crashed in southern Spain after hitting an electricity pylon, killing its two pilots, police said Wednesday.
The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was “one of the most dangerous” ever undertaken, a pathologist said Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, ageing survivors gathered at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday as world leaders sounded the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.3 Comments
Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's youngest prime minister in 150 years on Monday and was set to lead an anti-austerity coalition after a stunning election win that sent shockwaves through Europe.
A day after a top ratings agency cut Russia's rating to junk level, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017.