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Eight arrested in Britain over alleged Barclays theft

Eight arrested in Britain over alleged Barclays theft Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

British police say they have arrested eight men on suspicion of stealing 1.3 million pounds ($2 million) from a Barclays Bank branch by tapping into its computers. 
JPMorgan to pay $920m fine in 'London whale' case

JPMorgan to pay $920m fine in 'London whale' case Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

The biggest U.S. bank, JPMorgan Chase, has agreed to pay $920 million in fines to American and British regulators for its "unsafe and unsound" monitoring of complex securities trading in its London office.
Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons

Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure". 
Russia's Putin may run for re-election in 2018

Russia's Putin may run for re-election in 2018 Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had not ruled out running for a fourth term in an election due in 2018. Putin, 60, made the remark in response to a question at a gathering with Russia experts and journalists.
Protesters, police clash in anti-fascist protests around Greece

Protesters, police clash in anti-fascist protests around Greece Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Violent clashes broke out in several Greek cities Wednesday after a musician described as an anti-fascist activist was stabbed to death by a man who said he belonged to the far-right Golden Dawn party.
Austria gunman kills 4 in ongoing standoff

Austria gunman kills 4 in ongoing standoff Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and was firing sporadically Tuesday at police after barricading himself in a farm building, police officials said.
Russia and France still differ on Syria

Russia and France still differ on Syria Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Russia has said it still suspected that last month's chemical weapons attack in Syria was carried out by rebel forces, despite a report by UN investigators which France said showed the government was behind the attack.
Costa Concordia ship's hull pulled off Italian reef

Costa Concordia ship's hull pulled off Italian reef Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The Costa Concordia's hull was removed Monday from the Italian reef it had been stuck to since it capsized last January.
France, Britain, US want 'strong' UN Syria resolution

France, Britain, US want 'strong' UN Syria resolution Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The foreign ministers of the United States, France and Britain on Monday said they would push for a "strong and robust" UN resolution to implement a US-Russian accord on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons
Italy to go ahead with Costa Concordia salvage

Italy to go ahead with Costa Concordia salvage Sun, 15 Sep, 2013

Italian authorities have given the final go-ahead for a daring attempt to pull upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner from its side in the waters off Tuscany.
World's oldest man dies in New York aged 112

World's oldest man dies in New York aged 112 Sun, 15 Sep, 2013

Guinness World Records says the former musician and coal miner certified as the world's oldest man has died.
Slovenia starts work on first mosque after wait of over 40 years

Slovenia starts work on first mosque after wait of over 40 years Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

Slovenia's prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, on Saturday laid the foundation stone for what will be the country's first mosque -- 44 years after the initial request to build it was made. 
Tens of thousands protest labor reforms in Poland

Tens of thousands protest labor reforms in Poland Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

Tens of thousands of Polish demonstrators and trade unionists have marched through Warsaw Saturday after four days of protests against Prime Minster Donald Tusk's center-right government. 
US, Russia reach deal on Syria's chemical weapons

US, Russia reach deal on Syria's chemical weapons Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.
US-Russian talks on Syria chemical weapons deal enter third day

US-Russian talks on Syria chemical weapons deal enter third day Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, are meeting for a third day Saturday in Geneva for more talks on ending Syria's chemical weapons program.

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