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Co-operative Group agrees to restructuring

10/22/2013 3:23am
Co-operative Group, the U.K.'s biggest mutual business, says it will retain "effective control" of its banking unit after agreeing to a restructuring that will give bondholders a 70 percent stake in the lender.

KPN sinks to Q3 loss following big one-off charge

10/22/2013 3:31am
Royal KPN NV, the Dutch telecommunications company that rejected a takeover bid by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim this month, reported a large loss for the third quarter, citing weak business conditions, high investment costs, and an accounting charge.

EU top court holds up state's say in Volkswagen

10/22/2013 3:47am
The European Union's top court has upheld a law giving a German government authority a blocking minority in Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker.

UK DJ denies string of indecent assault charges

10/22/2013 4:37am
A prominent British disc jockey has pleaded not guilty to more than a dozen charges of indecent assault.

China faces human rights scrutiny with UN review

10/22/2013 6:37am
Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has reduced poverty and has deepened judicial reforms and protections of ethnic minorities.

Facebook working on warnings for violent content

10/22/2013 6:47am
Facebook says it's working on new ways to keep users from stumbling across gruesome content on its website following an outcry over the discovery of beheading videos on the site.

Rights group: Europe must share immigration burden

10/22/2013 7:05am
The head of the Council of Europe said Tuesday that other European countries should do more to share the burden of tackling illegal migration to the continent, a problem that has disproportionately affected the continent's southern countries.

At last, Myanmar's Suu Kyi collects 1990 prize

10/22/2013 7:40am
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, has finally collected the European Union's 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights.

German opposition warns of pointless Parliament

10/22/2013 7:51am
Germany's opposition warned Tuesday that the country's Parliament could become redundant because a planned left-right government would have enough seats to rule almost unchallenged.

Report: Berlusconi alimony reduced by half

10/22/2013 8:50am
An Italian newspaper reports that a court has more than cut in half the alimony ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi must pay to his second wife, Veronica Lario.

Prince George will get Romanian meadow for baptism

10/22/2013 9:13am
Babies often receive flowers at their christening.

Russians hunt for husband of suicide bomber

10/22/2013 9:29am
Russian security forces hunted on Tuesday for the husband of a bomber who blew herself up on a bus in southern Russia, killing six people and wounding more than 30. They also raised the possibility that Moscow, not Volgograd, was the bomber's original target.

Irish seize blonde girl from Romanian Gypsies

10/22/2013 9:42am
Irish police have seized a young blonde girl from a Romanian Gypsy family in Dublin in a move spurred by a similar case in Greece.

Norway freezes aid to South Korean climate group

10/22/2013 10:19am
The Norwegian government said Tuesday it has frozen its donations to a South Korea-based environmental organization after reports emerged that its chairman spent huge sums on flights and food.

Vatican halts remarriage debate before it starts

10/22/2013 11:03am
The Vatican on Tuesday quashed hopes that there might be some wiggle room on one of its longstanding rules about the indissolubility of marriage, making clear that a recent German initiative on the matter was contrary to church teaching.

Vatican fields cricket club as sport, faith merge

10/22/2013 11:23am
The Vatican served tea and cucumber sandwiches Tuesday as it launched its first cricket club, an initiative aimed at forging ties with teams of other faiths.

Norway mulls taking bulk of Syria chemical arsenal

10/22/2013 2:05pm
Norway is considering a request to take the bulk of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile for eventual destruction, an official said Tuesday.

Mexican diplomat says Obama promises NSA probe

10/22/2013 3:09pm
President Barack Obama has promised an investigation into spying the U.S. reportedly did on Mexico's presidential email system, Mexico's top diplomat told reporters Tuesday. The White House said Mexico's concerns would be addressed as part of a broader examination of U.S. intelligence gathering.