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Feb 8, 2014

EUROPE News, Feb 08, 2014


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Turkish Internet restrictions raise more concerns
Turkey, which hopes to become a member of the European Union, has ... Turkishnews reports say those moves have thwarted a second probe that ...
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Capital FM Kenya

Macedonia adopts castration bill for pedophiles
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament has adopted a bill imposing chemical castration on repeat offenders convicted of sexually ...
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ABC News

Knox's judge says he suffered over verdict
The case has been top international news since Kercher was found in a pool of blood with her throat slit on Nov. 2, 2007, in the apartment Knox and ...
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ABC News

Official: Passengers OK after hijack attempt
The private Dogan news agency said later that the man was taken to a hospital for his injuries. Private NTV television identified the man as Artem ...
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The Guardian

Europe on the hunt for 'zombie banks'
AP National News VideoMore>> ... go through thousands of files from 128 ofEurope's largest banks to hunt for hidden, soured loans and investments.
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Washington Post

Germany's Merkel: move forward Turkish-EU talks
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she supports broadening talks soon on Turkey joining the European Union, though ...
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CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Kosovo lawmaker arrested in fraud case
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo lawmaker who is also a son of late President Ibrahim Rugova was arrested Wednesday by European Union ...
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Financial News

Debt ratio hits post-crisis high
Strong demand pushed debt multiples in Europe to levels reminiscent of the pre-crisis peaks last year, as they hit their highest point since 2008.
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Wall Street Journal

Manufacturing Picks Up in Europe
Bloomberg News. LONDON—Europe's factories had a busy start to 2014, with some of the strongest improvements seen in countries inside and ...
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National Post

UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion
At a news conference in Geneva, committee chairwoman Kirsten Sandberg ticked off some of the core findings: that bishops moved pedophile priests ...
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Washington Post

AP names news director for east-central Europe
LONDON — Fisnik Abrashi, an Associated Press correspondent and editor who covered wars and their aftermath on three continents, has been ...
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University Herald

British Experts Discover Oldest Human Footprints in NorthernEurope
"They seem to have become extinct in Europe by 600,000 years ago and were perhaps replaced by the species Homo heidelbergensis. Neanderthals ...
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Times of India

Lufthansa pilots to vote on possible strike
Lufthansa has been trying to cut costs amid tough competition from Europeanbudget carriers and from aggressively expanding government-owned ...
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Telegraph.co.uk

GlaxoSmithKline profits nearly triple in Q4
LONDON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline says fourth-quarter earnings nearly tripled and sales rose 5 percent, even as an ongoing investigation hurt ...
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Irish Independent

Negotiations break down for Panama Canal financing
A cargo ships sails though the Miraflores locks on the Panama Canal in Panama City, The Associated Press A cargo ships sails though the Miraflores ...
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Indian Express

Spanish cargo ship slams into jetty in SW France
Images on i-Tele cable news channel showed a man dangling from a ...Southwestern Europe, including France's western coast, has been battered by ...
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Firstpost

Kerry: Ukraine should be free to align with Europe
AP National News VideoMore>> ... should be free to align with Europe if it wants and not feel coerced by more powerful neighbors such as Russia.
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CTV News

Corruption In Europe "breathtaking," Costs EU Economy EUR120 Bln
VIENNA (Alliance News) - The European Commission's first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report, published on Monday, says that the extent of corruption ...
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Legion elects superior, Vatican names top advisers
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order has elected a new superior and governing council for the first time since the Vatican took it ...
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FOXSports.com

Stars headline action-packed tourney
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. HEAR US OUT! FOX Soccer's Blog offers unique coverage of the world game. Join us. Most of the star power usually reserved ...
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The Guardian

Asset sales weigh on BP earnings
LONDON — BP PLC's fourth-quarter profits fell 30 percent as the asset sales that it has pursued to compensate victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil ...
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STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Nomura upgrade lifts insurer Hiscox
British insurer Hiscox's shares rise about 4 percent after brokerage Nomura upgrades the stock by two notches to "buy" as it expects European ...
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Washington Post

Marbles that belonged to Anne Frank re-discovered
A neighbor of Anne Frank, Toosje Kupers, kept the marbles, along with a Olaf Kraak/EPA A neighbor of Anne Frank, Toosje Kupers, kept the marbles, ...
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Euronews claims record YouTube figures
Euronews logged record YouTube viewing figures in 2013, claiming a 160% rise in viewing figures over the year and 13.6 million uniques in ...
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Dutch politician puts case for Europe exit
Wilders called the report's result ''the best news for the Netherlands in years.'' ''It offers the Netherlands a way out of this crisis,'' he said. Dutch GDP ...
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Eurozone rates unchanged despite deflation fear
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is sizing up the ... In his news conference, Mario Draghi signaled the ECB was in a ...
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Economic Times

Corruption costs European Union $162 billion annually
"There are no corruption-free zones in Europe," Malmstrom told a news conference. "We are not doing enough. And this is true for all member states."
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National Post

Russia guarantees safety at Winter Games
“Our security services are working with colleagues from Europe and North America,” Kozak told reporters in Sochi. “We can guarantee the safety of ...
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Times of India

Yahoo shifts Europe tax base to Ireland from Switzerland
LONDON/ROME (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Yahoo! Inc is shifting its main European tax base to Ireland from Switzerland, a NEWS.GNOM.ES examination ...
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BBC News

Europe watches Swiss immigration vote
By Imogen Foulkes BBC News, Geneva ... on Sunday in a nationwide referendum on immigration which is being watched closely right across Europe.
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STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Mid-cap Rotork gets Berenberg upgrade boost
Shares in British Engineering company Rotork Plc rise as much as 4.3 percent after Berenberg says the company will gain from its exposure to the oil ...
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National Turk English

“Fuck the EU 'gaffe: Relax, Europe! / Breaking News
And also the reigning European Secretary of State Victoria Nuland responded well to a demand of the “New York Times” for their “Fuck the EU” ...
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German industrial orders decline unexpectedly
BERLIN (AP) — Industrial orders in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, have shown an unexpected decline despite a rebound in demand from other ...
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BBC News

Wes Anderson revives lost Europe at Berlin film fest
US director Wes Anderson's all-star love letter to a Europe devoured by two world wars, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", opened the 64th Berlin film ...
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STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Symrise seen up on Berenberg upgrade
Shares in Symrise are seen rising 2.1 percent to the top of Germany's mid-cap index, according to pre-market data, as traders cite a note from ...
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Swiss government tightens tech security over NSA spying
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government has ordered tighter security for its own computer and telephone systems that could block foreign companies ...
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German court questions eurozone crisis program
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top court cast doubt Friday on the legality of a key part of the European Central Bank's rescue plan for the 18-nation ...
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San Francisco Chronicle

GM earnings down 22% for 2013, but profit-sharing up to $7500
The bad news: Investors are impatient with the company's losses in Europe, where it hasn't made money since last century. They also are asking why ...
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Exceptionally bad weather causes misery in central Europe | euronews, world news
world news - Heavy snow has stranded scores of drivers in Serbia as exceptionally bad weather hit central and eastern Europe. Strong winds caused ...
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Georgia will send Olympians to Sochi | euronews, news +
news + - Georgia will be sending athletes to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, according to the country's prime minister. Doubts had ...
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BBC News - Italy battles floods as bad weather batters Europe
Areas of Italy and France are on flood alert and Serbian motorists get stuck in snow, as bad weather brings chaos to parts of Europe.
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BBC News - Europe severe weather set to continue
Parts of Europe battered by storms, floods and snow could face further disruption, forecasters have warned.
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BBC News - Corruption across EU 'breathtaking' - EU Commission
The scale of corruption in Europe is "breathtaking" and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission ...
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Bribery and corruption is 'costing Europe's economy £100billion a year with Greece the worst ...
MailOnline - news, sport, celebrity, science and health stories .... Bribery and corruption at 'breathtaking levels' costs Europe's economy £100billion a ...
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