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Luxembourg to Abandon Bank Secrecy Rules from 2017

Luxembourg said on Tuesday it will drop its bank secrecy rules from 2017 in a move that marks a  breakthrough in global efforts to reduce tax evasion.

World » EU | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 21:55 | Viewed: 938

UN Medical Worker Dies of Ebola in Germany

A United Nations medical worker infected with Ebola virus while working in Liberia has died in a hospital in Germany.

World | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 16:02 | Viewed: 611

Romanian President Says PM 'Was Secret Agent'

Romania's President Traian Basescu accused Prime Minister Victor Ponta of working for the the country's secret services between 1997 and 2001.

World » Southeast Europe | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 811

Stepan Poltorak Appointed Ukraine Defense Minister

Ukraine's Parliament has approved Stepan Poltorak to take over the Defense Ministry from Valeriy Heletey.

World » Ukraine | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 15:18 | Viewed: 926

Russia Calls on EU for New Approach to South Stream

Interests of the local population and businesses within the EU in the South Stream pipeline project should be taken into consideration, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced.

World » Russia | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 14:02 | Viewed: 803

Russia's Vladimir Zhirinovsky Calls Rosen Plevneliev 'Scoundrel', 'CIA Lackey'

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is “a scoundrel and a lackey of the CIA”, said the leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky for a show on Rossia 1 TV channel.

World » Russia | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1302

British MPs Pass Non-Binding Vote To Recognize Palestine

British lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution in favor of a Palestinian state Monday night.

World | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 10:12 | Viewed: 719

7.4-Magnitude Earthquake Reported Off Coast of El Salvador

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of El Salvador late on Monday.

World | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 09:38 | Viewed: 403

Catalonia Cancels Independence Referendum

Catalonia’s regional government has decided to call off the November referendum on independence from Spain.

World » EU | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 08:38 | Viewed: 881

Ukraine Still Rejecting Gas Prepayment System

Ukraine's state-owned energy utility Naftogaz does not agree on prepayment of gas it receives by Russia, the country's Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan said.

World » Ukraine | October 13, 2014, Monday // 21:47 | Viewed: 617

Ukraine Confirms Russian Troops Pullback from Border

The Ukrainian government has confirmed that thousands of Russian soldiers are withdrawing from the Russian territories bordering Ukraine.

World » Ukraine | October 13, 2014, Monday // 21:18 | Viewed: 504

French Economist Jean Tirole Wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics

French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics Monday for his research on market power and regulation.

World | October 13, 2014, Monday // 17:54 | Viewed: 423

Lukoil Refinery in Romania Resumes Operations amid Tax Evasion Probe

Lukoil's Petrotel refinery in Romania has resumed operations after a production halt imposed last week on suspicion of tax evasion.

World » Russia | October 13, 2014, Monday // 16:06 | Viewed: 892

Turkey Opens Military Bases for US Troops

Turkey has agreed to let the US use its military bases in the campaign against Islamic State militants, American defense officials said Sunday.

World | October 13, 2014, Monday // 08:02 | Viewed: 693

Civilian Deaths in Ukraine's Donetsk Despite 'Silence Mode'

Up to twelve people could have died in the city of Donetsk in Ukraine's east since Saturday, according to various reports.

World » Ukraine | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 16:28 | Viewed: 822

Bosnia Votes for Parliament, President amid Rising Tensions

Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina are heading to the polls on Sunday in a period of growing social tensions, ethnic disputes and corruption thwarting any EU accession effort.

World » Southeast Europe | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 11:34 | Viewed: 748

Ebola Increasingly Unlikely Cause of British Man’s Death in Skopje

It is increasingly unlikely Ebola virus had caused the death of a British national in Macedonia, Macedonian news agency MIA reported on Saturday.

World » Southeast Europe | October 11, 2014, Saturday // 16:05 | Viewed: 1412

Turkey to Break Ground for First NPP Next Spring

Turkey plans to launch the construction of its first nuclear power plant (NPP) in March or April next year, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has said.

World | October 11, 2014, Saturday // 13:58 | Viewed: 952

Greece’s Governing Coalition Wins Confidence Vote

Greece's Conservative-Socialist governing coalition won a confidence vote early on Saturday, thus avoiding early elections for the time being.

World » Southeast Europe | October 11, 2014, Saturday // 11:57 | Viewed: 802

Norway Tightens Sanctions Against Russia

Norway said on Friday it is tightening its economic sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine to bring them in line with the latest round of EU restrictions.

World | October 10, 2014, Friday // 21:59 | Viewed: 1133

Clashes in Turkey over Fate of Kobane Leave 31 Dead

Armed clashes in Turkey over the fate of the Kurdish town of Kobane in Syria assaulted by Islamic State jihadists have led to 31 deaths since Tuesday.

World | October 10, 2014, Friday // 18:25 | Viewed: 891