Europe News

  • Jury orders Irish man to pay $2M over ethanol deal

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A wealthy Irish investor must pay $2 million in damages to an Iowa doctor who was cut out of a major ethanol development in eastern Europe, a jury ruled Friday.

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  • Ciganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better.

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  • Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

    The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.

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  • China, Europe chase growth amid global slowdown

    BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.

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  • Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook.

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  • Biden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country's anti-government protests.

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  • London FTSE ends higher on ECB, China measures

    London (AFP) - London stocks surged on Friday after the European Central Bank signalled it is ready to act quickly to deter deflation and China cut benchmark interest rates for the first time in more than two years.

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  • Polish, British troops hold exercise

    SWIETOSZOW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

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  • French investigate HSBC over possible tax dodging

    PARIS (AP) — HSBC bank was placed under formal investigation in France over services it offered to clients required to pay taxes in France, just days after the private banking branch was charged in Belgium with organized fiscal fraud.

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  • Merkel: Palestinian recognition not right path

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany's opposition to recognizing a Palestinian state after lawmakers elsewhere in Europe backed such a move.

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  • Ireland lauds Obama's immigration reform move

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is lauding President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, saying the reforms will allow thousands of Irish citizens to attend weddings and funerals in Ireland without fear of being barred from…

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  • UK-Spain dispute over Gibraltar threatens European skies reform

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar threatens to hold up European Union plans to merge national air corridors, diplomats say. EU member states are trying to reach agreement on the Single European Sky scheme, intended to complete the…

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  • British anti-EU party takes second seat in blow for Cameron

    Rochester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - The UK Independence Party (UKIP) celebrated winning its second parliament seat in a blow for the government that further fragments the political landscape ahead of next year's general election.

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  • Ireland line up another southern scalp

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland rugby has enjoyed plenty of heady days. Even a great year. Then it's over, all too quickly.

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  • In blow to PM Cameron, Britain's anti-EU UKIP party wins second parliamentary seat

    By William James and Andrew Osborn ROCHESTER/LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to the anti-EU UKIP party on Friday, an embarrassing defeat heralding a possible fragmentation of Britain's two-party system in next year's national…

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  • Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara SOUSSE Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country's red and white colors as a defender on the national football squad. So it was a shock when he appeared in a camouflage jacket with a…

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  • Stimulus merits in focus as ECB weighs action

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Japan's return to recession has renewed questions about the effectiveness of its recent monetary stimulus — and how anything similar would help Europe's struggling economy.

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  • Asia stocks dulled by weak economic reports

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Friday as positive economic news from the U.S. was tempered by weakness in Europe, China and Japan.

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