SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor has closed a probe into one of the most notorious killings of the Cold War, saying that after 35 years a dissident’s murder with a poison-tipped umbrella has reached the statute
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that it will ban new coal-fired power plants in three key industrial regions around Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in its latest bid to combat the country’s notorious air pollution.
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BRUSSELS (AP) — A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice says continent-wide rules on short-selling are overreaching and should be thrown out.
In an opinion Thursday, the court’s independent Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, said the rules
LONDON (AP) — The publisher of Britain’s Sunday Mirror tabloid said Thursday that it is being investigated by police over alleged phone hacking by its journalists.
Trinity Mirror PLC says police informed its newspaper subsidiary, MGN Ltd., “that
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. coalition government has confirmed plans to privatize the country’s 500-year-old Royal Mail this fall.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said Thursday an initial public offering of a majority stake in the postal service was
LONDON (AP) — Any hopes that the troubled eurozone economy was poised for a solid rebound from recession were under threat of being dashed Thursday by latest figures showing the industrial sector sliding into reverse during July.
BEIJING (AP) — A well-known Chinese microblogger who raised questions about a government plan to build an oil refinery has been detained on a seldom-used charge involving registering a business.
Supporters of Dong Rubin say his detention Tuesday
BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China sentenced a former Communist Party cadre who gained notoriety last year for amassing a large number of properties to 11 years and 6 months in prison on Thursday.
BEIRUT (AP) — Foreign policy analysts say a major dilemma is emerging for the West as it deals with Syria — if President Bashar Assad is overthrown, there may not be an attractive alternative.
The Assad family has
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Unemployment continues to rise in recession-hit Greece, with the overall rate reaching 27.9 percent in June. Even worse, 58.8 percent of people under age 25 are out of work.
The Greek Statistical Authority reported
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A month after Carlos Slim’s America Movil said it planned to launch a 7.2 billion euro ($9.5 billion) takeover bid for the 70 percent of Royal KPN NV it doesn’t already own, KPN’s boards have
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have blasted the Russian proposal on securing their country’s chemical weapons, saying that Bashar Assad’s government should instead be made to face an international court for last month’s attack near Damascus.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers are expected to back legislation establishing a new, centralized oversight for Europe’s largest banks Thursday, marking what is considered a key step toward stabilizing the bloc’s financial system.
The centralized bank supervision authority,
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities imposed a curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday to try to quell violent protests over an alleged fatal paramilitary shooting in the disputed territory.
Separatists also called for people to stay
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A remote region of Kenya that suffers from frequent droughts may soon be flush with water after the discovery of huge underground aquifers.
Two aquifers have been identified in the Turkana region of Kenya