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Friday, December 19, 2014
Russia President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted.
French lawmakers voted Wednesday to draw up a new map of the country's regions, reducing them from 22 to 13, in a move aimed at trimming costs and improving efficiency.
Rent control up for Spain's family-run shops
On Madrid's main shopping street, the Gran Via, a toy store that has sold handmade dolls since it opened in 1942 just after Spain's Civil War, is preparing to close after the Christmas rush.
Spanish builder Acciona said Wednesday that a consortium it is part of has signed a contract worth 1.4 billion euros (US$1.7 billion) to build and operate a light-rail line through Sydney.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a Palestinian state “in principle” on Wednesday, following a series of votes on the issue in EU nations that have enraged Israel.
The Church of England is to name its first ever female bishop, ending centuries of male leadership following a historic change to its rules, British media reported on Wednesday.
Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday's collapse
Russia's embattled ruble extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.
Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Russia's emergency move to raise interest rates failed on Tuesday to arrest the ominous collapse of the ruble as the currency accelerated its slide and broke the 70 ruble-to-dollar mark.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Belgium ground to a halt in its biggest strike in years Monday as trade unions grounded flights, cut international rail links and shut sea ports to protest the new government's austerity plans.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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