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BMW net profit rises despite Europe

08/01/2013 1:52am
German luxury car maker BMW AG said Thursday it overcame tough auto markets in Europe to post a 9 percent increase in net profit in the second quarter.

BMW net profit rises despite Europe

08/01/2013 1:55am
German luxury car maker BMW AG said Thursday it overcame tough auto markets in Europe to post a 9 percent increase in net profit in the second quarter.

Lloyds reports 1st H profits of 1.5 billion pounds

08/01/2013 2:10am
Lloyds Banking Group says it has strengthened its balance sheet as the part-nationalized lender reported first-half net profits of 1.5 billion pounds ($2.3 billion), versus a loss of 662 million pounds in the same period last year.

Ukraine divided over WWII legacy

08/01/2013 4:05am
Ukrainians dressed in Nazi SS uniform trudge through trenches and fire model rifles in a reconstruction of a key battle against the Soviets during World War II. An Orthodox priest leads a ceremony for fallen soldiers of the Nazi unit, sprinkling his blessing over several men sporting swastikas who lower a coffin in a ritual reburial.

Anti-racism campaigner named to UK House of Lords

08/01/2013 4:53am
A mother who has campaigned for police reform and better race relations since her son was murdered 20 years ago has been appointed to the British Parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords.

Topless activists enter Russian embassy in Sweden

08/01/2013 5:04am
Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country's anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals.

Timeline: Edward Snowden's Journey

08/01/2013 9:04am
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russian soil, ending weeks of limbo. This is how the story developed:

At long last, French military receives first A400M

08/01/2013 10:00am
France has become the first country to receive an A400M military transport plane from Airbus, bringing to fruition a long-troubled program.

Budget fashion chain H&M opens US online store

08/01/2013 10:42am
After several delays, Swedish budget fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz AB on Thursday launched its online sales operations in the United States.

Terror charges for 6 Turks, Greeks over arms cache

08/01/2013 10:46am
Three Greek and three Turkish men were charged Thursday with multiple terrorism-related offenses over an arms shipment allegedly headed for Turkey that Greek authorities intercepted in the Aegean Sea.

Warsaw stops to honor 1944 anti-Nazi uprising

08/01/2013 11:11am
Sirens wailed and traffic in downtown Warsaw stopped for a minute on Thursday to honor the thousands of people who died trying to liberate the city from Germany's Nazi forces during World War II. This year some observances were shown live on Facebook for the first time.

Snowden's WikiLeaks 'adviser' takes public role

08/01/2013 2:11pm
The whole time Edward Snowden has been seeking asylum, WikiLeaks staffer Sarah Harrison has been by his side.

UK file shows Kohl wanted 1/2 Turks out of Germany

08/01/2013 3:07pm
According to newly published British documents former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said in 1982 that he wanted to cut in half the number of Turks living in Germany.