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Slovenia’s Bratusek Withdraws Candidacy for EC Post

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday the decision of Alenka Bratusek, former Slovenian Prime Minister, to withdraw her candidacy for a post on the European Commission.

World » EU | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 17:35 | Viewed: 566

Apple Is World's Most Valuable Brand

The Apple brand and logo are named the most valuable brand in the world, according to the Interbrand Best Global Brands annual report, quoted by The Guardian.

World » International Business | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 11:54 | Viewed: 611

Westinghouse Hails EC Decision on State Aid for UK’s NPP Hinkley Point

Westinghouse Electric has welcomed the European Commission’s conclusion that the UK’s revised plan to subsidise the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point is in line with EU state aid rules.

World » EU | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 10:29 | Viewed: 860

EU Lawmakers Reject Bratusek’s Nomination for Commission Vice-President

A bid by former Slovenian premier Alenka Bratusek to become EC Vice-President for Energy Union was rejected late on Wednesday by two panels of members of the European Parliament.

World | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 09:08 | Viewed: 993

UN: At Least 3,660 People Killed in Ukraine Conflict since April

From mid-April to 6 October, at least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in eastern Ukraine, the UN Human Rights Office said in a report, Wednesday.

World | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1012

One German, Two US Researchers Win 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Three researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 on Wednesday for improving the resolution of microscopes.

World | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 733

2014 Nobel Prize for Physics Goes to Three Blue LED Inventors  

Three physicists have been awarded the 2014 Nobel prize for inventing blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), “which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.

World | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 09:20 | Viewed: 833

Up to Twelve 'Dead' in Turkey after Kurds, Police Clash

Demonstrations held in various Turkish townds and cities claimed at least 12 lives on Tuesday.

World » Southeast Europe | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 08:47 | Viewed: 532

Left-Wing Groups Oppose Swiss Immigration Curbs Proposal

The drastic immigration reduction in Switzerland will isolate the country and will damage its ties with the European Union, left-wing groups said on Monday, urging voters to reject the proposal.

World | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 17:05 | Viewed: 706

Lukoil Refinery in Romania Closed over Tax Evasion, Money Laundering Probe

Romanian authorities have ordered the closure of Lukoil's Petrotel refinery in Ploiesti, Romania.

World » Russia | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 08:19 | Viewed: 1002

Three Scientists Win Medicine Nobel for Discovering Brain’s GPS System

Three brain research scientists have won the 2014 Nobel prize for medicine for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

World | October 6, 2014, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 659

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff to Face Aecio Neves in Runoff

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff won most votes in the country's presidential election on Sunday,but failed to secure the overall majority needed to avoid a run-off.

World | October 6, 2014, Monday // 10:57 | Viewed: 729

Latvia’s Pro-Russian Party Likely to Remain Out of Government

A party mainly backed by ethnic Russians has won most votes in Latvia’s parliamentary elections on Saturday but is unlikely to secure a role in government.

World | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 17:09 | Viewed: 575

Brazil Votes in Presidential Elections, Rousseff Favored for Re-Election

Around 143 million eligible voters in Brazil are going to the polls on Sunday to elect a President.

World | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 09:56 | Viewed: 1267

Latvia Votes in Parliamentary Elections

A total of 953 polling stations in Latvia, and 98 stations in 41 other countries have opened on Saturday for the country's parliamentary elections.

World | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 12:26 | Viewed: 652

4.6-Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Western Greece

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Greece, Friday night.

World | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 11:17 | Viewed: 926

Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows British Hostage Beheaded

Islamic State militants released a video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage, aid worker Alan Henning, Friday.

World | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 10:53 | Viewed: 850

Serbia To Sell Tanjug News Agency

Serbia offered for sale its national news agency Tanjug without setting a minimum price on Friday as part of a privatization drive aimed at cutting budget deficit.

World » Southeast Europe | October 3, 2014, Friday // 20:06 | Viewed: 806

Gazprom Doubts Legality of EU's Re-export of Russian Gas to Ukraine

Three EU member states are believed to have shipped 1.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian gas to Ukraine this year via reverse flow – a practice Gazprom doubts is legal.

World | October 3, 2014, Friday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1434

Romania's Presidential Vote Campaign Kicks Off

The campaign for the first round presidential elections due to be held on November 2 in Romania began Friday.

World » Southeast Europe | October 3, 2014, Friday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1423

Simeon Djankov: EU Likely to Lessen Sanctions on Russia

The EU is likely to lessen sanctions imposed on Russia in response to the limiting of hostilities in Ukraine, former Bulgarian government official Simeon Djankov argued Thursday.

World » Russia | October 3, 2014, Friday // 10:44 | Viewed: 608