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How low-cost Dacia conquered Europe, by accident

09/12/2013 1:39am
The fastest-growing car brand in the European Union was never even supposed to be sold there.

EU court lawyer cautions against short-sales rule

09/12/2013 4:17am
A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice says continent-wide rules on short-selling are overreaching and should be thrown out.

Ex-banker Ackermann to resign from Siemens board

09/12/2013 5:48am
Former Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann said Thursday he was stepping down from the board of Siemens AG following an argument over the appointment of a new CEO at the German industrial conglomerate.

KPN board breaks silence and confirms Movil bid

09/12/2013 6:45am
Dutch telecoms firm KPN NV broke a month's silence Thursday and confirmed that it is in talks with Carlos Slim's America Movil over a takeover bid.

Statoil: Algeria terror attack was 'unprecedented'

09/12/2013 7:03am
Norwegian oil company Statoil said Thursday it may have relied too heavily on Algerian military protection at its Ain Amenas gas facility, which was attacked by armed terrorist in January.

8 die, hundreds evacuated in Romania flooding

09/12/2013 9:07am
Eight people have died and hundreds have been evacuated in remote eastern Romania as torrential rains caused flash flooding, officials reported Thursday.

Warsaw's delayed luxury tower nears completion

09/12/2013 9:45am
The 54-story tower in Warsaw designed by American architect Daniel Libeskind offered potential clients a peek Thursday at its luxurious apartments after years of delay caused by a legal battle.

Bulgaria closes probe in Cold War umbrella killing

09/12/2013 10:11am
The defector from communist Bulgaria was jabbed in the thigh with a poisoned umbrella tip in one of the most sensational assassinations of the Cold War.

Opposition candidate contests election results

09/12/2013 11:40am
Opposition activist Alexei Navalny dragged more than 50,000 pages of documents to a Moscow courthouse Thursday to file a lawsuit contesting the results of the city's mayoral election, which he lost to the Kremlin-backed incumbent.

Merkel's election challenger criticized over photo

09/12/2013 11:47am
Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in Germany's Sept. 22 election is drawing criticism for posing with what appears to be an obscene gesture on a magazine cover.

Marijuana galore found on southern Greek beach

09/12/2013 12:09pm
Greece police are looking for a drug-smuggling gang that abandoned an 830-kilogram (1,800-pound) stash of marijuana on a southern beach.

Kerry rejects Assad's 30-day timetable

09/12/2013 1:10pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad's (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) suggestion he begin submitting data on his chemical weapons arsenal one month after signing an international chemical weapons ban.

US agent convicted in Italy seeks pardon

09/12/2013 1:50pm
A former CIA base chief has asked Italy's president for a pardon of his conviction in absentia of kidnapping a terror suspect as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, apologizing for the strain the case has put on U.S.-Italy relations and citing Italy's pardon of another American convicted in the case.

Ex- journalist at UK tabloid charged over bribes

09/12/2013 2:26pm
A former deputy news editor at The Sun newspaper has been charged over allegations of corrupt payments to public officials, the latest in a series of charges leveled against senior journalists at the scandal-stricken paper.

The most stunning cars at Frankfurt Auto Show

09/12/2013 2:31pm
Maybe we can't buy _ but we can look. The best thing about an auto show is the chance to gawk at and sit in cars most people can't afford. So here's a look at eight of the most striking and expensive new vehicles on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Vatican insists it's not shielding ambassador

09/12/2013 4:58pm
The Vatican said Thursday it was cooperating with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic who are investigating its ambassador for alleged sexual abuse of teen-age boys, an explosive case that has raised legal questions about the Holy See's responsibilities when accused priests come from within its own ranks.