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Berlusconi leaves office, Italy gov’t in crisis

Berlusconi leaves office, Italy gov’t in crisis

Sep 28, MILAN — Italy’s fragile coalition government was pushed into a full-fledged crisis Saturday after five ministers from former Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s political party announced their resignations. The move drew the ire of Premier Enrico Letta, who accused Berlusconi of a “crazy” gesture aimed at covering up his personal affairs. The five-month-old government has […]

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Royal Mint coins to mark Prince George christening

Royal Mint coins to mark Prince George christening

Sep 28, – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby son will be christened at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace on Oct. 23, just over three months after his birth. The production of the commemorative coins, approved by the royal family, will be the first time that new coins are produced to mark […]

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
British pilots admit to falling asleep in cockpit – survey

British pilots admit to falling asleep in cockpit – survey

Sep 27, London: More than half of Britain’s airline pilots have fallen asleep in the cockpit and a third have woken up to find their co-pilot asleep, according to a new survey. The poll of 500 pilots commissioned by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) also found that 43 per cent believed tiredness had compromised […]

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anti-fascist rallies held in Athens after rapper’s death

Anti-fascist rallies held in Athens after rapper’s death

Sep 25, –  An anti-fascist demonstration and concert were held in Syntagma Square on Wednesday afternoon, while a rally was set for the evening in the same square. The man held in the death of anti-fascist singer Pavlos Fyssas says the stabbing was self-defense and identified himself as linked to Golden Dawn, which has 18 […]

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
2 European ‘drug mules’ plead guilty in Peru court

2 European ‘drug mules’ plead guilty in Peru court

Sep 25, –  Two young European women arrested trying to smuggle 24 pounds of cocaine out of Peru in their luggage pleaded guilty Tuesday to drug trafficking charges and offered details on their co-conspirators, the court said. Irish-born Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid of Scotland face a minimum of six years and eight months in […]

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Greek workers start 48-hour public sector strike

Greek workers start 48-hour public sector strike

Sep 24, – Greek civil servants walked off the job Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour public sector strike, the second in as many weeks, to protest job cuts required for the country to continue receiving international rescue loans. State school, tax office and hospital workers joined the strike, while ambulances services were to […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pussy Riot member declares hunger strike

Pussy Riot member declares hunger strike

Sep 23, –  One of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot declared a hunger strike on Monday to protest what she described as inhumane working conditions and threats to her life at a women’s penal colony. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is serving a two-year sentence for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.” She and […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Swiss voters say no to ending mandatory military service

Swiss voters say no to ending mandatory military service

Sep 23, – Exit polls showed a little more than a quarter of voters backed the initiative, while the public broadcaster RTS said the opposition to the plan was a full 10 percentage points higher than forecast. The Group for a Switzerland without an Army had pushed for voluntary military service in the country. But […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pope calls Pakistan church attack act of hate, war

Pope calls Pakistan church attack act of hate, war

Sep 22, – Pope Francis has led several thousand people in a special prayer for the victims of the church attack in Pakistan. Francis was wrapping up a daylong visit to Sardinia on Sunday when he took the microphone and told throngs of young people about the scale of the attack in Peshawar. He said […]

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Calls mount to ban Greek far-right party Golden Dawn

Calls mount to ban Greek far-right party Golden Dawn

Sep 19, – The fatal stabbing of a rapper has prompted mounting calls in Greece for the banning of the far-right party Golden Dawn. Civil servants remain on strike for a second day over planned job cuts wanted by creditors. The far-right opposition party in Greece’s parliament, Golden Dawn, denied involvement in the murder of […]

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