Archive | August, 2014

Putin ‘urges talks on east Ukraine’


President Putin calls for talks on “statehood” for eastern Ukraine and says it is “impossible to predict” the end of the crisis.

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Iraqi forces ‘reach besieged Amerli’


Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

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Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan


Continuing clashes in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the toppling of PM Nawaz Sharif leave one dead and hundreds injured.

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EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum


The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine’s leader talks of the “point of no return”.

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The Billion-Dollar Collapse Of Portugal’s Second Biggest Bank

The Billion-Dollar Collapse Of Portugal's Second Biggest Bank
Family dynasties such as the Agnellis in Italy or Germany's Quandts have helped define the continent's corporate history using their stable shareholder base and long-term planning as a recipe for growth. But Europe's debt and financial crisis, which …
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As Russian Threat in Ukraine Grows, NATO Faces Thorny Spending Questions
Ukraine's showdown with Moscow deepened as Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out at Kiev and its allies Friday while sidestepping allegations that his troops are pushing deeper into Ukraine's territory to aid separatist rebels. Hopes for a …
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Saturday Diary / Yes, you can go home again
Just out of my reach are lightning bugs flying in the lowest level of tree branches, teasing me with their intermittent flashes of light. I can barely … Last night, we sat around the dining room table at 9:30, eating spaghetti with my spicy red sauce …
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Ukraine near ‘point of no return’


Ukraine’s president says his country is “close to a point of no return – full scale-war”, as the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia.

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Lesotho PM flees ‘military coup’


Lesotho’s prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho’s army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger.

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EU mulls fresh response to Russia


EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider how to respond to Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine.

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Jews ‘forced’ from Guatemala village


Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

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Jews ‘forced’ from Guatemala village


Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

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