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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy
There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived.
Federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime and possibly to the case of 43 missing students, a top official said.
The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the top U.S. humor prize.
A Dutch relative of a victim of downed flight MH17 has traveled to the crash site in eastern Ukraine to search for the remains of his missing cousin, Dutch television reported Sunday.
Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
Dutch electronics giant Philips on Monday posted a 103-million-euro (US$131 million) net loss on third-quarter earnings, blaming a patent lawsuit and ever-slowing markets in China and Russia.
German retail giant Metro AG on Monday reported a four-percent decline in its yearly sales to 63 billion euros (US$80 billion), largely because of a strong euro and divestments.
New data show that the German government's tax receipts are still rising as Berlin faces cooling growth prospects at home and pressure from abroad to increase spending.
Swedish electrical appliance maker Electrolux reported its third-quarter net profit soared 42 percent to 933 million krona (102 million euros, US$130 million) thanks to a cost-cutting program started at the end of last year.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Pope beatifies Paul VI, welcome for gays scrapped
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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