Monday, February 23, 2015
Greece raced Sunday to finalize reform proposals that would keep its loan lifeline open under an EU debt deal that saw its anti-austerity ambitions curtailed.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Europe on Friday granted Greece a crucial four-month extension to its massive debt bailout, offering precious breathing space, but at the cost of huge concessions including a commitment to spell out reforms within two days.
The French interior minister said Friday he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Greece heads to another round of negotiations Friday after dropping key demands for a bailout settlement, but still faced stiff opposition from lead lender Germany, which criticized Athens' latest proposals as a “Trojan horse” designed to dodge its commitments.
Many people like to try out their luck during the Lunar New Year holiday, and yesterday was a perfect example as crowds flocked to lottery ticket selling posts.
France's Socialist government won a confidence vote tied to its economic reform package on Thursday that could in theory have caused its collapse amid a damaging backbench rebellion.
Britain's electronic spying agency, working with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered cease-fire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels.
Greece is due to make a formal request for a loan extension from eurozone finance ministers Thursday, declaring itself “optimistic” about a compromise plan despite EU skepticism and the specter of a catastrophic “Grexit.”