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Saturday, August 2, 2014
French bank Societe Generale turned in surprisingly strong quarterly profits on Friday and said it could still do better under its three-year strategic plan.
Friday, August 1, 2014
The EU on Wednesday imposed an asset freeze and travel ban against two close associates of President Vladimir Putin who are leading shareholders in a bank catering to senior Russian officials.
A German army general has for the first time been appointed chief of staff to work with the commander of U.S. ground forces in Europe, both countries' militaries said Thursday.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Spanish, Catalonian leaders meet on secession push
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.
Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
US, EU preparing new Russian sanctions
The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Russia has been ordered to pay Yukos shareholders a record US$50 billion in compensation over its seizure of the defunct oil giant, lawyers said on Monday, in a new blow on top of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
Britain's Lloyds Banking Group is to pay 218 million pounds (US$370 million, 276 million euros) in fines to British and U.S. regulators for attempting to rig inter-bank lending rates, the bank said Monday.
Families occupy vacation homes in Spanish town
Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her flat to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a seaside town on Spain's southern coast.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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