Europe

  • Murdoch to be quizzed on his UK political sway
    1 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'
    600_ubs_ceo_ermotti_ap_120422 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
    Untitled 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
    Untitled 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
    Hollande-fahnen-540x304 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. Far-right ca...
  • Hollande, Sarkozy set to advance to French runoff
    Untitled_2 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
    Untitled 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
    10 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. The U.S.-owne...
  • EU parliament slams Argentina's YPF seizure
    628x471-1 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
    Breivik 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
    Hbeig20120419215902250 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
    Untitled 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
    Auto 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. The 74-...
  • Is Spain Europe's next problem economy?
    0__15868011_401_00 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
    Untitled 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
    C2207ac0f03f0452177290e33aab-grande 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
    Screen_shot_2012-04-13_at_6.03.14_pm 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
    Screen_shot_2012-04-12_at_9.42.44_am 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
    6a00d8341c630a53ef0153929503bd970b-600wi 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
    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
    Screen_shot_2012-04-10_at_11.21.29_pm 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
    Grass___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
    3736230-nancy_france_nancy 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:
    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
    Gunter-grass-terry-collett-painting-583x450 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...