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Monday, December 8, 2014
Balancing buggies with protest banners, a group of young London mothers is at the frontline of a struggle for homes in a city gripped by the problem of rising rents for lower-income households.
Moms battle for housing as London squeezes out poor
'Buckwheat panic' grips Russians as economic sanctions take effect
With its warm, fluffy brown grains, buckwheat is the ultimate comfort food for Russians and as sanctions hit home, it is flying off the shelves in a shopping frenzy dubbed the “buckwheat panic.”
Dutch retirement homes offer frat house alternative
Ninety-two-year-old Johanna beams at the 20-year-old stepping into her room — not a visiting grandson, but rather a housemate at her retirement home.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Belgium on Saturday paid tribute to Spanish-born Queen Fabiola, the devout former monarch who died the evening before at 86, two decades after her husband King Baudouin.
In a landmark deal, France will pay US$60 million to the United States to be shared among American and foreign nationals deported to Nazi death camps on French trains in World War II.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Germany's left makes historic debut at state helm
Germany's left wing took the helm of a state government Friday for the first time since the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, stoking heated debate about its communist roots.
Ex-Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe dies aged 85
Jeremy Thorpe, an influential British politician who helped revive the Liberal Party before his career was cut short by scandal, died on Thursday. He was 85.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Ukraine crisis takes center stage at OSCE talks
The Ukraine crisis was to take center stage Thursday at a meeting of top diplomats from Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) nations after U.S. President Barack Obama said Moscow was unlikely to shift its stance until sanctions really hurt.
Gun battles in Chechen capital leave 19 dead
Gun battles early Thursday in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya left 10 police officers and at least nine militants' dead after two buildings were stormed, including a school, authorities said.
Britain unveiled its last major budget update before next year's general election, admitting a key deficit-cutting target had been missed but revising up economic growth forecasts.
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