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Flooded Britain battered by new storm

Flooded Britain battered by new storm

Feb 14, London – The Met Office said a “multi-pronged attack” of wind, rain and snow would sweep across the country after making landfall in southwest England early Friday. Britain faced a fresh battering Friday as a new Atlantic storm barrelled in, threatening to dump a month’s worth of rain on flood-hit communities already struggling […]

February 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Britain faces mass power cuts after new storm

Britain faces mass power cuts after new storm

Feb 13, – Around 80,000 households remain without electricity, with Wales the worst affected by the “Wild Wednesday” storms, although the figure was reduced from some 150,000 overnight as electricity workers battled to reconnect people. One man died after being electrocuted while attempting to move a fallen tree that had brought down power lines in […]

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Greek unemployment rate crosses 28 percent threshold, reaching new high

Greek unemployment rate crosses 28 percent threshold, reaching new high

Feb 13, – The jobless rate in Greece reached a record high of 28% in November, according to newly released government figures. The rate increased from 27.7% in the previous month. For those under the age of 25, unemployment hit 61.4%. Harsh austerity measures have led the Greek economy to shrink by a quarter in […]

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Spain’s tough new abortion law fails in parliament

Spain’s tough new abortion law fails in parliament

Feb 12, – A controversial bill in Spain to end women’s right to abortion on demand is set to be passed after an opposition challenge was defeated in parliament. The challenge from the Socialists was defeated by 183 votes to 151 in parliament, where the conservative Popular Party has a solid majority. The ruling party […]

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Russia: Sochi Olympic games have sold nearly 925k tickets

Russia: Sochi Olympic games have sold nearly 925k tickets

Feb 11, – Organizers say that 924,802 tickets have been sold so far for the Sochi Games. Officials for the Sochi Organizing Committee announced ticket figures on Tuesday. Dmitry Perlin, the head of Sochi’s ticketing department, says 70-75 percent of the tickets sold have gone to Russians while Japan and Germany sold out their quotas. […]

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EU ministers urge Ukraine to form new government

EU ministers urge Ukraine to form new government

Feb 10, – The bloc’s 28 foreign ministers said in a joint statement they were “alarmed by the human rights situation, including violence, cases of missing persons, torture and intimidation” as part of the authorities’ crackdown against the ongoing protests, reflecting an “atmosphere of impunity.” In a sharp rebuke to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, the […]

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Kiev warns of terrorism threat amid protests

Kiev warns of terrorism threat amid protests

Feb 09, Kiev – Ukraine’s security agency is warning of a heightened risk of terrorism amid nearly three months of anti-government protests. The agency said in a statement Sunday that it was putting its counter-terrorism units on alert, after receiving a large number of bomb threats across the country at airports, train stations, pipelines and […]

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Spain Princess Cristina testifies in historic fraud probe

Spain Princess Cristina testifies in historic fraud probe

Feb 08, Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Hundreds of protesters blew whistles, revved motorcycle engines, honked car horns and chanted “Out with the Spanish crown!” near the back entrance of the island courthouse where Cristina was dropped off in a modest hatchback. In a historic judicial hearing that could further impact the deteriorated image of […]

February 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russia Welcomes the World in Dazzling Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Russia Welcomes the World in Dazzling Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Feb 08, Sochi – A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, coddling despots and gay rights. And that’s just the way Vladimir Putin wants these Winter Games to be. […]

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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” opens the Berlin Film Festival

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” opens the Berlin Film Festival

Feb 07, – The stars of Anderson’s new film – Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Ed Norton and Tilda Swinton – were all in the German capital on Thursday for the world premiere of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” at the Berlinale. More than 400 productions from 72 countries will be screened during the festival. A total […]

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