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EuropeBulgarian pop diva keeps flame burning for Castro
SOFIA (Reuters) - Yordanka Hristova was once called the bride of all Cubans and was so popular on Fidel Castro's island that Cuban families named their daughters after her. Forty years on, the 64-year-old Bulgarian pop diva keeps the gossips guessin...
Author:Anthony BoadleDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
EuropeSlovenia heads EU as Balkan neighbors begin to stir
Ljubljana, Slovenia - This tiny verdant patch of Europe has been a star pupil among new European Union states. Now, after three years of diligent study, Slovenia took over the EU presidency on Jan. 1, the first central European state entrusted with...
Author:Robert MarquandDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
EuropeStorm battered ship grounded on English coast
LONDON (Reuters) - Passengers and non-essential crew were airlifted off a ferry that had been at risk of capsizing in the Irish Sea during a storm on Thursday and later ran aground, coastguards said. The Riverdance was hit by a freak wave 8 miles of...
Author:Jeremy LovellDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
EuropeSafety operation complete on stricken Irish Sea ferry
LONDON (AFP) - Nine people who remained on board a ferry after it ran into difficulties in bad weather in the Irish Sea have been airlifted to safety, its operator said Friday. All nine are now safely off, said a spokesman for Seatruck Ferries Limit...
Author:UnknownDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
EuropeWorld is watching US presidential race
Germans are gaga over Barack Obama. He's got Japan pretty jazzed, too, along with Hillary Rodham Clinton. Russia's leaders, not so much: They prefer a Republican as long as it's not Kremlin critic John McCain. And Mexico's president? He doesn't have...
Author:WILLIAM J. KOLEDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
EuropeArsenal inflict repeat defeat on Newcastle
LONDON (AFP) - History repeated itself at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday as hosts Arsenal beat Newcastle United 3-0 for the second time in four days to go top of the English Premier League. The Magpies were beaten in the FA Cup fourth round thanks to t...
Author:Robin MillardDate:03/25/14Click:7670 Full Story »
EuropeEuropean leaders seek to reassure over economic turmoil
LONDON (AFP) - Europe's economic fundamentals remain sound but there is no room for complacency in the face of recent global financial turmoil, five key leaders said after a mini-summit in London Tuesday. Seeking to reassure markets, the leaders of...
Author:Michael ThurstonDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
EuropeMI6 urged UK to drop Saudi inquiry
LONDON - Britain's head of overseas intelligence warned that Saudi Arabia likely would stop sharing vital information on terrorism if prosecutors pursued an investigation into alleged corruption in an arms deal, lawmakers disclosed Tuesday. Minister...
Author:DAVID STRINGERDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
EuropeAustria examines evidence on Nazi guard
VIENNA, Austria - Austrian prosecutors are examining new allegations against a female Nazi concentration camp guard who evaded prosecution decades ago for lack of evidence, officials said Tuesday. The new material alleges that Erna Wallisch fatally...
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EuropeUK watchdog criticizes racy Ryanair ad
LONDON - An advertisement portraying a scantily clad schoolgirl seductively twirling her hair is offensive, a British watchdog agency said Wednesday in demanding that low-cost airline Ryanair not run it again. Ryanair Holdings PLC said the ruling by...
Author:RAPHAEL G. SATTERDate:03/25/14Click:7670 Full Story »
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