Thursday, February 20, 2014
Policymakers at the Bank of England voted unanimously at their last meeting to keep the key interest rate at the record low of 0.5 percent, buoyed by a strengthening economy and subdued inflation.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
As both sides warned against high expectations, Iran and six world powers began talks Tuesday on a comprehensive nuclear deal, trying to overcome deep differences about how much Tehran needs to scale back its atomic program in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions.
The broken European car market picked up speed in January for the fifth month running, with a 5.5-percent increase in sales, trade data showed on Tuesday.
Italy on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to India and summoned the Indian ambassador to express its concern over a delay in court proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen.
A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one of her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Italy's Matteo Renzi was nominated to be the European Union's youngest prime minister on Monday and immediately outlined an ambitious reform plan, promising “energy, enthusiasm and commitment” to revitalize the eurozone's third largest economy.
Thick fog lingering over the mountains Monday caused the biggest weather disruptions of the Sochi Olympics so far, with a biathlon race and a snowboard event both postponed until Tuesday.
The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight hijacked his aircraft on Monday while the captain was in the bathroom and forced it to land in Geneva so he could seek asylum, police said.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Protesters in Kiev vacated city hall on Sunday after occupying the building for over two months as part of anti-government unrest sweeping Ukraine, in a highly symbolic gesture ahead of a new mass protest.