Murdoch to be quizzed on his UK political sway
2012-04-23 04:56:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his...
Paper: UBS head calls tax flap 'economic war'
2012-04-23 04:40:47 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of Swiss banking giant UBS AG has said the nation's tax disputes with the United States and some European nations are "an economic war" putting 20,000 jobs at risk.
Sergio Ermotti, appointed CEO in November in the wake of ...
Man arrested over British diplomat's mugging
2012-04-23 04:19:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — A man was arrested Sunday in connection with a mugging in London that left a British diplomat without sight in his left eye, officials said.
George Fergusson, 56, was attacked as he walked through Hammersmith in West London on Fri...
Hollande victory could roil US markets this week
2012-04-22 21:58:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong showing by Socialist candidate Francois Hollande in the first round of France's presidential election Sunday may rattle U.S. and global financial markets in the coming weeks.
Hollande wants to renegotiate a European t...
Hollande wins first round with 28 per cent
2012-04-22 20:58:49 UTC
Francois Hollande has secured 28 per cent of the votes cast in the first round of the presidential elections, with 79 per cent of the ballots counted. Nicholas Sarkozy is trailing his Socialist rival with 26.9 per cent of the vote.
Hollande, Sarkozy set to advance to French runoff
2012-04-22 18:59:45 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy are heading for a runoff in their race for France's presidency, according to partial official results in a vote that could alter the European political and economi...
Turnout solid in French presidential election
2012-04-22 15:54:02 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Center-right French President Nicolas Sarkozy's career was on the line on Sunday as voters turned out in solid numbers for the first round of France's presidential election, a contest that could shake-up Europe's political landscape a...
Costa Concordia to be salvaged in 1 piece
2012-04-21 21:20:56 UTC
MILAN (AP) — Salvage work to remove the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship from its rocky perch off Tuscany, where 32 people died, will begin early next month and is expected to take a year, the Italian owner announced Saturday.
EU parliament slams Argentina's YPF seizure
2012-04-20 18:29:53 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union parliament on Friday condemned Argentina's move to seize control of the YPF division of Spanish oil and gas company Repsol and demanded that the EU take action against Buenos Aires at the World Trade Organization...
Court in shock as Norway gunman describes massacre
2012-04-21 06:13:20 UTC
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegians who lost loved ones on Utoya island relived the horror Friday as far-right fanatic Anders Behring Breivik described in harrowing detail how he gunned down teenagers as they fled in panic or froze before him, paralyze...
EU Parliament backs US passenger data deal
2012-04-20 06:24:02 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union parliament on Thursday approved a new data agreement with the United States that tightens restrictions on sharing information about passengers flying from Europe to America.
The legislature meeting in Strasbou...
Norway killer sharpened aim by playing video game
2012-04-20 05:52:54 UTC
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik knew it would take practice to be able to slaughter dozens of people before being shot by police. In a chilling account, the far-right fanatic claimed Thursday that he sharpened his aim by playing the vid...
Spanish king apologizes for Botswana elephant hunt
2012-04-18 21:31:01 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Juan Carlos I hobbled out of a Madrid hospital on Wednesday and apologized for making an elephant-hunting trip to Botswana - a jaunt that has caused outrage in a country suffering from an economic crisis.
Is Spain Europe's next problem economy?
2012-04-18 06:40:23 UTC
DW Germany- The debt crisis is back with a vengeance. For the first time, Madrid had to pay over 6 percent interest for 10-year bonds - a warning sign for many economists.
Flies never visit an egg that has no crack, says a Chinese proverb. But fo...
IMF inches toward deal on boosting bailout funds
2012-04-17 23:17:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund appeared to be inching toward a deal on increasing its financial firepower on Tuesday, with Japan, Sweden and Denmark committing a total of $77 billion to help contain the euro zone's debt cri...
France questions suspect over serial murders
2012-04-15 03:36:35 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French police detained a suspect on Saturday for questioning over a spate of fatal shootings in a Paris suburb in the last few months which had raised fears a serial killer was on the loose, a police source said.
Police were s...
After Harvard, future is uncertain for Bo's son
2012-04-14 01:00:43 UTC
CAMBRIDGE, Mass./BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - Bo Guagua, a 24-year-old descendant of Chinese Communist royalty, seemed destined to one day become a rich and powerful businessman in an economy that in his lifetime would become the world's largest.
Obama, Sarkozy discussed oil market conditions: White House
2012-04-12 17:51:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama discussed conditions on world oil markets during a video conference on Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the White House said.
"The president and President Sarkozy agreed to conti...
Treasury bond prices drop as investors take profits
2012-04-11 16:39:51 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday as investors took profits on the previous day's gains and worked to cheapen prices ahead of a debt sale later in the afternoon.
Investors were also taking cues from weaker European deb...
Troubled euro zone states most at risk from high oil
2012-04-11 07:19:26 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Oil prices at record levels in euro terms are threatening to rock the euro zone's economy more than might be expected, with those countries least capable of riding out a shock being the worst hit.
Standard estimates of the ...
Abbott wins EU approval for new use of Humira drug
2012-04-11 06:18:59 UTC
(Reuters) - Humira, the best-selling arthritis drug that forms the cornerstone of Abbott Laboratories' pharmaceutical business, has been approved in Europe for ulcerative colitis, the U.S. drugmaker said on Wednesday.
The green light from the E...
Günter Grass "persona non-grata" in Israel: Netanyahu
2012-04-09 04:07:24 UTC
German author Guenter Grass, who wrote a poem describing Israel as "a cause of recognizable danger," has been declared persona non grata in the Jewish state, Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced Sunday, dpa reported.
Grass' poem, "What must b...
France does not accept Syrian regime's demands
2012-04-09 03:41:38 UTC
Paris- France on Sunday condemned as "unacceptable" the Syrian government's demands for "written guarantees" from the opposition before withdrawing troops from civilian areas by an April 10 deadline, DPA reported.
"After Bashar al-Assad's regim...
French election 2017 LIVE updates:
2017-04-23 06:38:55 UTC
PARIS — France goes to the polls today for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.
Nearly 47 million voters will d...
Günter Grass calls Israel threat to peace
2012-04-08 19:10:02 UTC
German writer and Nobel Prize-winner Günter Grass has published a poem about Israeli-Iranian relations. He accuses Israel of endangering world peace - and has sparked a wave of criticism.
It doesn't often happen that a lyric work penned by a Germ...