Saturday, November 29, 2014
The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded 337 million pounds (US$530 million, 425 million euros) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court.
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.
Friday, November 28, 2014
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the U.S. Internet giant.
An infamous London gangster known as “Mad” Frankie Fraser has died in hospital aged 90, a former associate said on Wednesday.
Scotland is set to get sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates, under plans unveiled Thursday by a cross-party commission on greater devolution.
Jean-Claude Juncker sailed through a European Parliament no confidence vote over the “Luxleaks” tax scandal Thursday, but the European Commission chief still faces awkward questions just a month into his new job.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Germany's biggest companies will have to fill 30 percent of supervisory board positions with women candidates from 2016 under a law agreed late Tuesday by the country's ruling parties.
NATO's top military commander warned Wednesday that Russia's “militarization” of the annexed Crimea region could be used by Moscow to exert control across the whole Black Sea region.
The Greek island of Crete was preparing on Wednesday to take in some 700 migrants aboard a freighter immobilized by engine failure, local officials said.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is under fire in Germany because of its policy of negative interest rates, which is prompting some banks to charge customers for holding money in their bank accounts.