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Greece passes pension, tax reform bill

Greece passes pension, tax reform bill Sun, 08 May, 2016

Greece's parliament on Sunday passed a package of unpopular pension and tax reforms that the country's leftist-led government hopes will help persuade official creditors to release bailout cash.
Turkey approves law among final hurdles for EU visa deal

Turkey approves law among final hurdles for EU visa deal Wed, 04 May, 2016

Turkey's parliament has approved a law on setting up a panel to monitor discipline for law enforcement officials, one of the last hurdles remaining before the country wins visa-free access to Europe for its nationals.

HSBC profit drops on market volatility

HSBC profit drops on market volatility Tue, 03 May, 2016

HSBC on Tuesday said its net profit fell almost a fifth in the first quarter, with Europe's biggest bank hit by "extreme levels" of markets volatility, while bad loans doubled.
Tear gas in Turkey, tensions in France for May Day rallies

Tear gas in Turkey, tensions in France for May Day rallies Sun, 01 May, 2016

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon against May Day protesters on Sunday while France was on high alert for more violent protests against labour reforms during the annual celebration of worker's rights.
Turkish police fire tear gas in central Istanbul on May Day protesters

Turkish police fire tear gas in central Istanbul on May Day protesters Sun, 01 May, 2016

Turkish police fired tear gas as clashes broke out on Sunday with dozens of protesters, several hundred of whom were trying to get to Istanbul's main Taksim square where celebrations have been banned on May Day.
Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy

Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy Wed, 27 Apr, 2016

Venezuela's government Tuesday announced enforced leave for public sector workers three days a week, meaning they will only work just two days, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage.
Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh

Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh Mon, 25 Apr, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short.
Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5bn off Mitsubishi stock

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5bn off Mitsubishi stock Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.
European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians Wed, 20 Apr, 2016

The EU on Wednesday proposed offering visa-free travel in Europe to Ukrainians, delivering on a key pledge to the pro-Western government in Kiev.
Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez

Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez Fri, 15 Apr, 2016

Venezuela on Friday reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chavez's idiosyncratic 14-year rule.
Panama police raid law firm at centre of tax leaks scandal

Panama police raid law firm at centre of tax leaks scandal Wed, 13 Apr, 2016

Police raided the headquarters of the Panama law firm whose leaked documents have unleashed a global scandal over how the world's elite use offshore companies to hide their wealth.
European Union requires visas for US and Canadian citizens

European Union requires visas for US and Canadian citizens Mon, 11 Apr, 2016

Well, it might not be as easy as you think because the European Union (EU) is currently considering requiring U.S. citizens and Canadians to apply for visas before visiting the country of their choice, even if it’s for a short vacation. Why the change? Because Europeans need visas to enter into U.S. and Canada.
Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa

Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa Sun, 10 Apr, 2016

Dubai plans to build a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest skyscraper, property developer Emaar said Sunday.
Ex-Argentine President Fernandez charged with money laundering

Ex-Argentine President Fernandez charged with money laundering Sat, 09 Apr, 2016

Cristina Fernandez, who stepped down as president of Argentina in December after eight years in office, has been charged by a prosecutor with money laundering, local media reported on Saturday.
Argentine prosecutor calls for Macri probe over 'Panama Papers'

Argentine prosecutor calls for Macri probe over 'Panama Papers' Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

An Argentine prosecutor on Thursday asked a judge to open an investigation into President Mauricio Macri's connection with offshore companies as revealed by the "Panama Papers" leak which has shone a light on the financial schemes of the world's elite.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition ...

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