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Sweden's indigenous Sami in fight against miners

08/29/2013 12:26am
On a dirt road passing through sparkling lakes and spruce woods in the wilds of northern Sweden, a woman belonging to Europe's only indigenous people _ the Sami _ chants a traditional, high-pitched tune.

Co-op bank reports after-tax loss of $1.2 billion

08/29/2013 3:25am
Co-operative Bank reported a net loss of 781.5 million pounds ($1.2 billion) for the first half versus a 45.3 million pounds loss a year earlier as it struggles to rectify problems arising from the financial crisis.

Ban Ki-moon pleads for time on Syria investigation

08/29/2013 4:48am
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed hundreds of people will report to him as soon as they leave the country Saturday.

Merkel's challenger pledges quick policy changes

08/29/2013 4:54am
Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left challenger is pledging quick policy changes if elected next month, promising Thursday to introduce swiftly a national minimum wage and raise taxes for top earners as he seeks to reverse a daunting poll deficit.

Renault's COO steps down unexpectedly

08/29/2013 6:35am
French carmaker Renault has announced that its chief operating officer, Carlos Tavares, is unexpectedly stepping down to pursue personal projects.

Zurich chairman quits after finance chief's death

08/29/2013 7:06am
The chairman of the Zurich Insurance Group abruptly resigned Thursday over the apparent suicide of its chief financial officer, claiming he wants to avoid damaging the company's reputation.

Pope says only dialogue can end Syria strife

08/29/2013 7:21am
Pope Francis and Jordan's king stressed Thursday that dialogue and negotiations are the only way for ending Syria's civil war, the Vatican said.

Venice: Dante depicts standstill in debut film

08/29/2013 8:22am
Italian director Emma Dante says her debut film "A Street in Palermo," a modern-day Sicilian twist on a Western duel, is a story of gridlock which "shows where we are today."

Stolen death camp exhibit returns to Poland

08/29/2013 9:53am
U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull has returned to Polish authorities a prisoner's cap from the Nazi death camp of Majdanek that was spotted in an online auction site in the United States, priced at $1,750.

Emerging markets lead profit gain at L'Oreal

08/29/2013 11:07am
A rebound in North America and surging sales in emerging markets pushed French cosmetics giant L'Oreal's profit up 5 percent in the first half of the year.

2 Lithuanian diplomats fired amid YouTube scandal

08/29/2013 11:14am
Two high-ranking Lithuanian diplomats were fired Thursday after their telephone conversations criticizing the president and insulting the countries where they served were secretly recorded and uploaded to YouTube.

Hungary to make more changes to new constitution

08/29/2013 3:12pm
The Hungarian government said Thursday it is proposing new amendments to the country's constitution to avoid giving critics further grounds for criticism.