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Friday, October 10, 2014
Estonia on Thursday became the first ex-Soviet republic to recognise civil partnerships for same-sex couples as parliament narrowly passed a controversial law that also paved the way for adoption rights.
One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed.
The EU's incoming leader Jean-Claude Juncker set up a high-stakes fight with the European Parliament Thursday, warning that the start of his team's five-year mandate may be delayed if lawmakers reject one of his commissioners.
Ireland's treasury sold 10-year bonds at a record-low yield of 1.63 percent on Thursday, providing the latest evidence of the country's strong rebound from a debt crisis and international bailout.
EU seeks quick release of job boosting funds
The leaders of Germany, France and Italy put their differences over fiscal discipline and austerity politics aside at an EU jobs summit Wednesday, pledging instead to focus energies on quickly allocating 6.4 billion euros (US$7.6 billion) already earmarked to Europe's 5 million unemployed youths.
The economic skies above the eurozone darkened again on Thursday as data showed a sharp drop in exports from its two biggest economies, Germany and France.
Norway indicated it will spend more of its oil wealth in 2015 to counter a slowdown of its economy, according to budget plans presented on Wednesday.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
EU's deficit divisions on show at jobs summit
European Union leaders headed to Milan Wednesday for an emergency jobs summit that was set to be overshadowed by a deepening split over the rules governing the euro.
The EU on Wednesday approved Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, marking a major victory for nuclear energy three years after the Fukushima disaster.
Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday became the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he has been charged with crimes against humanity.
  
  
  
  
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