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Ministers of European Union try to balance Austerity, growth

Ministers of European Union try to balance Austerity, growth

Unions aim to make the same point with protests Thursday just outside the summit’s EU headquarters venue in Brussels, where huge banners proclaiming ‘Austerity Pact, No! Solidarity Pact, Yes!’ have been put up. European Union leaders try Thursday to find a difficult balance between austerity policies adopted to cut debt and calls to spend more […]

March 14, 2013 | By More
Heavy snowfall turns to ice disrupted transport in Europe

Heavy snowfall turns to ice disrupted transport in Europe

PARIS — The snowstorm on Monday and Tuesday, only a few days before the official start of spring on March 20, caused widespread travel chaos with the cancellation of hundreds of flights and the suspension of train services including cross-Channel Eurostar trains.   Icy roads were disrupting transport as northwestern Europe remained in the grip […]

March 13, 2013 | By More
2 ultraconservative Islamic groups bans by Germany

2 ultraconservative Islamic groups bans by Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Police launched early morning raids on 21 apartments and one meeting room belonging to DawaFFM, Islamic Audios and al-Nussrah — all of which adhere to the hardcore conservative Salafi interpretation of Islam. German authorities banned three ultraconservative Islamic groups Wednesday, including one whose Internet propaganda videos helped inspire the extremist who killed […]

March 13, 2013 | By More
Plot to kill Hitler a German army lieutenant, Ewald-Heinrich dies at 90

Plot to kill Hitler a German army lieutenant, Ewald-Heinrich dies at 90

BERLIN (AP) — The assassination didn’t come to pass, but von Kleist went on to play a key role in the most famous attempt on Hitler later that same year, and was the last surviving member of the group of German officers who tried and failed to kill the Fuehrer on July 20, 1944. As […]

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Western Europe heavy snow fall disrupts transportation

Western Europe heavy snow fall disrupts transportation

PARIS (AP) — Less-prepared for the kind of heavy snow that regularly hits northern and eastern neighbors, France, Britain and Belgium struggled Tuesday to assure transport amid the frosty conditions. Paris airport screens flashed with red warnings after the French civil aviation authority ordered 25 percent of flights out of Charles de Gaulle Airport canceled, […]

March 12, 2013 | By More
Senior lawyers to delay Berlusconi’s sex-for-hire case

Senior lawyers to delay Berlusconi’s sex-for-hire case

MILAN (AP) —.The judicial jockeying comes at a politically sensitive time for Italy, as it seeks to form a stable government following inconclusive national elections on Feb. 24-25. Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani, whose forces finished first in the lower house vote, has ruled out an alliance with Berlusconi’s center-right coalition, which finished second. […]

March 12, 2013 | By More
Greenland parliamentary vote worries over environmental consequences

Greenland parliamentary vote worries over environmental consequences

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Greenland’s underground wealth is at the forefront of the Arctic island’s parliamentary election on Tuesday amid worries over a potential influx of Chinese labor and the environmental consequences of mining. Once an isolated outpost of human civilization, ice-capped Greenland has grabbed global attention recently for being at the front line of climate […]

March 11, 2013 | By More
Princess whose forbidden love gripped Sweden dies

Princess whose forbidden love gripped Sweden dies

STOCKHOLM (AP) — She was one of the better kept secrets of Sweden’s royal household: a commoner and divorcee whose relationship with Prince Bertil was seen as a threat to the Bernadotte dynasty. In a touching royal romance, Welsh-born Princess Lilian and her Bertil kept their love unofficial for decades and were both in their […]

March 11, 2013 | By More
Malta election returning Labor party to power

Malta election returning Labor party to power

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — An election victory is returning Malta’s Labor party to power after 15 years in the opposition. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi of the Nationalist Party conceded defeat on Sunday as ballots were still being counted in the island nation and eurozone member. Labor leader Joseph Muscat will be sworn in as the […]

March 11, 2013 | By More
Merkel partners pick election candidate

Merkel partners pick election candidate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partners Sunday chose a former economy minister as their candidate in national elections in September, as the party battles for its political survival. The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), which has governed with Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union since 2009, selected Rainer Bruederle, 67, to represent them in the September 22 […]

March 10, 2013 | By More