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Russian opposition leader under house arrest

02/28/2014 3:43am
A Moscow court has put Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest, forbidding him from using the Internet or communicating with anyone outside his family.

Cyprus water plan: peace pipeline or Trojan Horse?

02/28/2014 5:17am
Mehmet Eligon points to a yellow patch of grass on his sprawling farm to show how this year's meager rains are drying up feed for his goats, sheep and Holstein cows.

UK hacking suspect: I'll fight US extradition

02/28/2014 5:20am
A British man accused of hacking into a series of American government computer networks has pledged to fight any move to extradite him to the United States.

Eurozone inflation stable, eases pressure on ECB

02/28/2014 5:29am
The inflation rate in the 18-country eurozone held steady in February, against analysts' expectations of a further slide that would have put more pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy.

Germany to Ukraine: keep far right at bay

02/28/2014 5:32am
Germany is urging Ukraine's new government to keep far-right elements at bay as it seeks to stem the nation's crisis and keep the country together.

110 arrested in swoop on 'boiler room' fraud

02/28/2014 5:38am
Police have arrested 110 people in Britain, Spain, Serbia and the United States in a swoop targeting financial fraudsters.

Leading German conservative archbishop steps down

02/28/2014 6:23am
One of the most prominent conservatives in the German church is retiring as archbishop of Cologne _ opening up a prestigious vacancy for Pope Francis to fill.

Austria freezes Yanukovych, associates' accounts

02/28/2014 6:29am
Austria is freezing the bank accounts of fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, his son, Aleksander, and 16 others linked to Ukraine's former government

Italy's new leader says creating jobs his priority

02/28/2014 7:07am
Italy's new premier has vowed that his government's top focus will be reducing unemployment, which has hit a new high.

Germany: no spy deal with US anytime soon

02/28/2014 7:23am
The German government is conceding that it doesn't expect to reach agreement with Washington in the foreseeable future on a hoped-for "no-spy" deal.

Swiss, Austrians move to block Yanukovych assets

02/28/2014 7:24am
Authorities in Switzerland and Austria moved Friday to block any assets that Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Aleksander, might have hidden in the Alpine nations, while the Swiss launched a corruption investigation against them.

Protesters scuffle with riot police in Athens

02/28/2014 7:26am
Scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece's international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of reforms.

Yanukovych: I won't ask for military assistance

02/28/2014 7:43am
Making his first public appearance since fleeing Ukraine, fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych pledged Friday to fight for his country's future but said he will not ask for military assistance.

Spain: migrants storm enclave border fence

02/28/2014 7:47am
More than 200 sub-Saharan African migrants brandishing bottles, sticks and stones stormed into Spain's northwest African enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Friday.

EU reiterates readiness to sign Ukraine trade deal

02/28/2014 7:52am
Top European Union officials said Friday that the 28-nation bloc was still ready to sign a landmark trade agreement with Ukraine, insisting it wouldn't weaken ties between the country and its neighbor Russia.

Turkey: 5 suspects released in corruption probe

02/28/2014 7:55am
Turkey's state-run news agency says the five remaining suspects jailed in a vast corruption investigation that has shaken Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government have been released on parole pending trial.

Last-hour decree frees funds to keep Rome running

02/28/2014 9:34am
A last-minute decree by the Italian government has freed up funds to ensure Rome's buses and trains keep running, the trash is collected and other municipal services work.

German court says Nazi suspect unfit for trial

02/28/2014 9:35am
A 94-year-old man deported from the U.S. for lying about his Nazi past is unfit for trial on allegations that he was an accessory to thousands of murders as an SS guard at Auschwitz, a German court said Friday.

UK woman who killed 3 on murder spree gets life

02/28/2014 10:07am
A British woman who killed three men and attacked two others during a 10-day spree was told Friday that she will spend the rest of her life in jail.

Cypriot parliament to vote again on privatization

02/28/2014 3:48pm
Lawmakers in Cyprus will vote again next week on a privatization bill that the country needs to secure the next batch of rescue money and avoid bankruptcy.

Swiss, Austrians move to block Yanukovych assets

02/28/2014 3:49pm
Three Alpine nations moved Friday to block assets that Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych and some of his associates might have stashed away there, and Swiss authorities opened a money-laundering investigation into Yanukovych and his son.

European countries warn on travel to Crimea

02/28/2014 3:57pm
Several European countries issued warnings Friday against travel to Ukraine's Crimea region.

Ukraine gets look at fugitive leader's documents

02/28/2014 3:59pm
Ukrainians are getting an unfiltered look at the opulent lifestyle and alleged machinations of fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych and his top officials from thousands of documents being posted online by journalists who say it's more important to record their country's history _ and document possible crimes _ than hold them back for their own scoops.