Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ireland moved beyond a cycle of tax hikes and spending cuts on Tuesday in its first non-austerity budget since its economic crisis, which also tightened the country's corporate tax rules.
Britain on Tuesday launched a yuan-denominated sovereign bond, the first of its kind by a Western nation outside China and the largest ever non-Chinese issue.
Europe got more bad news about its dominant economy Tuesday when the German government slashed its growth estimate for this year to 1.2 percent from 1.8 percent.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Catalonian President Artur Mas vowed Tuesday to press ahead with a vote on independence for the region on November 9, but under a different legal framework after Spanish authorities challenged the plan in the courts.
Participants in a landmark review of Catholic teaching on the family suggested on Monday that the Church adopt a more positive perspective on the relationships of cohabiting, divorced and gay couples.
France faced increasing pressure to modify its deficit-hit budget for 2015 on Monday, but Paris remained steadfast that it deserved “respect” and refused calls by Brussels to further rein back spending.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
British lawmakers voted Monday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move intended to increase pressure for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.3 Comments
French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday, for his analysis of big companies, market power and regulation, the Royal Academy of Sciences said.
President Petro Poroshenko on Monday turned to the popular head of Ukraine's frontline forces in his search for a defense minister ahead of a crunch general election and high-stakes talks with Russia.
A rare feature-length animation film produced entirely in France, “Yellowbird” premiered on Sunday at the London Film Festival, a heartwarming tale of an orphaned bird leading a migration across the world.