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Cold French winter shores up EDFs' H1 profit

07/30/2013 1:22am
France's state controlled nuclear power giant EDF says its net profit rose 3.5 percent in the first half as a result of a cold winter and high electricity prices.

Alcatel-Lucent losses mount in Q2

07/30/2013 1:51am
Alcatel-Lucent saw its losses more than double in the second quarter as the French-American telecommunications gear maker booked financial charges worth hundreds of millions of euros against the shrinking value of its assets.

Body of driver recovered after Swiss trains crash

07/30/2013 5:33am
Rescue workers on Tuesday recovered the body of the driver of one of two regional trains that collided head-on in western Switzerland. Officials said it appeared likely that one of the trains ignored a signal.

President signs 1st Irish abortion bill into law

07/30/2013 6:09am
Ireland's head of state has signed the country's first bill on abortion into law, legalizing the practice in exceptional cases where doctors deem a woman's life at risk.

Latvia unveils museum to WWII Jew rescuers

07/30/2013 6:11am
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday took part in a ceremony to open a museum honoring a couple who saved some 50 Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Latvia.

AP IMPACT: US limbo for Nazi suspects ordered out

07/30/2013 7:09am
At least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals ordered deported by the United States never left the country, according to an Associated Press review of Justice Department data _ and four are living in the United States today. All remained eligible for public benefits such as Social Security until they exhausted appeals, and in one case even beyond.

Georgia to restore monument to Stalin

07/30/2013 9:18am
Georgia will restore a towering monument to Soviet dictator and native son Josef Stalin that was taken down three years ago, the nation's culture ministry said Tuesday.

Rio governor urges end of protests against him

07/30/2013 9:36am
The governor of Rio de Janeiro has appealed "as a father" to critics to call off the protests they've been staging in front of his beachfront apartment on and off since June.

Volkswagen stops academics from revealing car hack

07/30/2013 11:53am
A British university is delaying the release of an academic paper on how the anti-theft systems of millions of Volkswagen vehicles are at risk of being hacked after the German carmaker took legal action against it.

Marchionne says Fiat investment plans up for grabs

07/30/2013 12:49pm
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said Tuesday his plans to invest to ramp up Alfa Romeo and Maserati production in Italy was `'up for grabs" after a court ruled a key labor statute unconstitutional.

3rd UK serviceman dies after training exercise

07/30/2013 3:18pm
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a third soldier has died from injuries sustained in a training exercise in Wales earlier this month.

Assange: Journalists must advocate for leakers

07/30/2013 4:33pm
The conviction of Pfc. Bradley Manning shows that journalists must fight to keep their sources safe, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday, urging other media organizations to follow his group's lead in advocating aggressively on leakers' behalf.

Airbus parent reports higher H1 profit

07/30/2013 11:59pm
The parent company of European jet maker Airbus says its profit soared in the first half and it has announced a corporate shakeup to give new prominence to its civil aviation division.