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  • Greek PM hopes to avoid snap election after better parliament showing

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Tuesday he hoped to avoid a snap general election next year after an improved result for his candidate in the second round of a parliamentary vote to elect a new president. As expected, Greek lawmakers...
  • France waves discreet goodbye to 75 percent super-tax

    When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too far that would turn France into "Cuba without sun". Two years on,...
  • EU's Tusk urges Erdogan to respect judicial process

    Donald Tusk, president of the European Council of EU leaders, urged Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday to ensure fair treatment of recent detainees, a week after sharp exchanges between the bloc and its prospective Muslim member. In a...
  • Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc

    Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc
    Russian President Vladimir Putin expanded his emerging Eurasian Economic Union with the announcement Tuesday that tiny and impoverished Kyrgyzstan will join the bloc four months after it comes into force on New Year's Day. The alliance of former...
  • Germany sees no need to ease Russia sanctions despite minister's concerns

    Germany sees no reason to think about changes to the EU's sanctions regime against Moscow at the moment, a government spokeswoman said, after the foreign minister expressed concern that Russia could be destabilized if sanctions were not eased. The...
  • UK to extend Libor manipulation laws to cover gold, oil, silver

    Britain will widen the scope of laws which make the manipulation of market benchmarks a criminal offense to include seven more rates covering the currency, gold, oil and silver markets by April 1, the government said on Monday. The move is the latest...
  • Landmine explosion wounds seven soldiers in southeast Turkey

    Seven Turkish soldiers including a battalion commander were wounded on Monday when their armoured vehicle drove over a land mine in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey, the military said. It did not say who planted the mine, or when, but Kurdistan Workers...
  • New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence

    Short, snappy and focused on two priorities - reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towards Russia, the first European Union summit under new leadership was a demonstrative break with the past. Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime...
  • From Baltic to Asia, East-West aerial confrontations heat up

    From the skies of the Baltic to the South China Sea, a new era of confrontation with Russia and China is pitting U.S. and allied pilots against their counterparts on a scale not seen since the Cold War era. It is, current and former officials say, a...
  • EU foreign policy boss determined to work with new Tunisian leader

    The European Union is determined to work with the new Tunisian authorities and reinforce democratic progress, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday in a message of congratulations to the nation's newly-elected president. Beji Caid...
  • Royal Caribbean ships to get emissions-control systems

    Royal Caribbean ships to get emissions-control systems
    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification systems starting next year. The systems, also known as scrubbers, will remove more than 97 percent of the sulfur dioxide emissions generated by the ships'...