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U.S. Stocks Sink on Economic Fears

Alcoa and General Electric slid amid concerns about global growth following sluggish fourth-quarter economic growth in the euro zone and a move by China to tighten lending.


EU leaders reach deal to rescue Greece

European leaders have reached a deal to provide aid to Greece, EU president Herman Van Rompuy said on Thursday, in an unprecedented move to stave off a broader crisis in the 16-nation bloc that shares the euro.


Europe Closing In on Plan to Avert Greek Debt Crisis

European leaders were close to agreement on measures aimed at persuading jittery investors that Greece will not be allowed to default.


After U.S. deal, Taiwan to buy helicopters from Europe

Taiwan said on Friday it would buy up to 20 military helicopters from a European manufacturer less than a week after Washington infuriated China by proposing a $6.4 billion arms deal for the island which Beijing claims as its own.


EU backs climate change report despite flaws

The European Union says it has "full confidence" in a key United Nations climate change study after its authors apologized for ...


France's Sarkozy Backs Ban on Full Muslim Veil

Curbs on wearing the full Muslim veil came a step closer in France Tuesday with a report that will call for a ban on the dress in post offices, universities, hospitals and state-owned premises, as well as public transport.


Britain raises terror threat level to "severe"

Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to 'severe' -- its second highest level of terror alert -- from 'substantial' on Friday, Home Secretary (interior minister) Alan Johnson said.


Northern Ireland leader to step down temporarily

Northern Ireland leader to step down temporarily

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson temporarily stood down on Monday after facing calls to resign over disclosures about his family's finances that threaten the province's power-sharing system.


2 former UK govt ministers challenge Gordon Brown

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faced a challenge to his leadership Wednesday from within his own Labour Party, months before a national election that disaffected Labour supporters believe he is sure to lose.


Degas Work Stolen

A painting by the Impressionist master Edgar Degas has been stolen at an exhibition in Marseille.


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