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Demonstrators blockade city hall in north Greece

July 11, 2013 11:34 AM0 comments
Demonstrators blockade city hall in north Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Protesting municipal workers blockaded the entrance of city hall in Greece’s second largest city Thursday, amid mounting anger against new austerity cuts that will affect thousands of public sector workers. The protesters unfurled a large banner reading “occupied” over the entrance of the building in Thessaloniki. City […]

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NYSE operator takes over LIBOR bank rate

July 9, 2013 8:41 AM0 comments
NYSE operator takes over LIBOR bank rate

LONDON — The company behind the New York Stock Exchange will take over running and restoring confidence in the scandal-hit London interbank offered rate, or LIBOR, a UK committee has ruled. The independent panel, set up by the UK Treasury, on Tuesday chose NYSE Euronext to take over LIBOR from […]

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Elton John cancels London show due to appendicitis

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Elton John cancels London show due to appendicitis

LONDON — Elton John has canceled a show in London’s Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery. A statement issued Tuesday by the musician’s publicist said John was suffering from an inflamed appendix and surrounding abscess. He has been advised by doctors to cancel his concerts while he […]

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Norway opens Arctic border area to oil drilling

June 20, 2013 5:18 AM0 comments
Norway opens Arctic border area to oil drilling

STOCKHOLM — Norway’s Parliament has opened up a new area on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents who fear catastrophic oil spills in the remote and icy region. Most of the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, which the Nordic country shares […]

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New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

June 19, 2013 4:40 PM0 comments
New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. More than 60 cases of what is now called MERS, including 38 deaths, have been recorded […]

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Cameron Tweets WWII bomb at G-8 site

June 18, 2013 6:24 PM0 comments
Cameron Tweets WWII bomb at G-8 site

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Well, that was close. Or was it? Shortly after wrapping up one of the most peaceful Group of Eight summits in recent memory, Prime Minister David Cameron let a cat out of the bag. “Now #G8UK is over I can reveal a bomb was found in […]

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Greek coalition avoids collapse over TV shutdown

June 17, 2013 4:00 PM0 comments
Greek coalition avoids collapse over TV shutdown

ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government has avoided collapsing over a dispute stemming from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ move to close the state-owned television broadcaster after a high court ruling offered a way out of a week-long impasse that drew international criticism. Greece is implementing tough spending cuts, tax hikes […]

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Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

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Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking a security, foreign policy and economic agenda to Northern Ireland for a meeting with heads of the leading industrial nations. He’s looking for consensus on Syria while pushing for common ground on trade, economic growth and tax policies. Obama left Washington on Sunday […]

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Prince Philip leaves hospital after surgery

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Prince Philip leaves hospital after surgery

LONDON — Britain’s Prince Philip was discharged from a London hospital on Monday, 10 days after undergoing exploratory surgery on his abdomen. Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, smiled and shook hands with medical staff as he walked steadily from the London Clinic, clutching a thick hardback book. […]

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