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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up
Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.
Francois Hollande on Tuesday installed a former banker and ally as economy minister in an emergency reshuffle seen as the “last chance” to haul France out of the biggest crisis of his presidency.
About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of “collective failures” by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period.
Stars flock to Venice as world's oldest film fest begins
The Venice film festival kicks off Wednesday with the arrival of stars by water taxi for an art house dominated line-up rich with tales of war, poetry and the mafia.
Despite her sore feet, Federica Simonetto smiles for a photo by the last signpost on the Way of Saint James — one of a new wave of young pilgrims bringing fresh life to the Medieval trail.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Ukraine & Russia leaders shake hands ahead of key peace talks
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine shook hands ahead of key talks on Tuesday, though with little hope for a breakthrough to end the raging conflict pitting Kiev against pro-Moscow separatist rebels.
The elite of Swiss private banks on Tuesday began lifting the veil on their books after a radical shift in their business model, amid tougher international regulations and crackdowns on tax dodgers.
Berlin's embattled mayor Klaus Wowereit, who famously dubbed his city “poor but sexy” and presided over its rise as an arts and party capital, said Tuesday he would step down in December.
Scottish independence leader seen as debate victor
Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a fiery final TV showdown, with the pro-independence side hoping a strong showing will give them momentum as postal voting begins on Tuesday.
Paris celebrates its 70-year anniversary of liberation from German occupation
French President Francois Hollande led tributes to the French Resistance on Monday, as Paris celebrated the 70th anniversary of its joyful liberation after four long and bitter years of Nazi occupation in World War II.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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