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EU official: bank bailouts remain possible

11/12/2013 2:41am
The vice president of the European Commission said Tuesday that taxpayer-funded bank bailouts remain a possibility if the latest stress test of Europe's biggest banks reveals significant capital shortfalls _ or if the debt crisis were to really flare up again.

German leftist terrorist suspect convicted

11/12/2013 2:57am
An 80-year-old German woman who was part of a leftist terrorist organization has been acquitted of a role in the deadly 1975 terror attack on OPEC headquarters in Vienna but was convicted of participating in three arson attacks in the late 1970s.

China, India increasingly drive energy demand

11/12/2013 4:02am
China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the United States' production boom puts it on track to become independent of the global market, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

Czechs raid 100 stores in crackdown on pot growing

11/12/2013 6:13am
Czech police say they have opened investigations against 45 people amid nationwide raids on dozens of stores suspected of selling materials that help people illegally grow marijuana.

Pope-Russian Orthodox talks precede Putin visit

11/12/2013 6:13am
Pope Francis has met with the foreign minister of the Russian Orthodox Church ahead of a Nov. 25 visit to the Vatican by President Vladimir Putin.

UNESCO leader re-elected amid budget tightening

11/12/2013 6:17am
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has been elected to a second four-year term as head of the U.N.'s cultural agency.

Court: Sweden failed girl filmed by stepfather

11/12/2013 8:12am
Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Sweden's legal system failed to protect a girl who was secretly filmed nude by her stepfather.

Bulgarian police, protesters clash near parliament

11/12/2013 8:18am
Bulgarian protesters tried to blockade the parliament on Tuesday, clashing with police as they demanded the country's left-leaning government resign and early elections be called.

Kosovo police arrest 6 terror suspects

11/12/2013 8:48am
Six ethnic Albanians suspected of plotting a terrorist attack inspired by extreme Islamist ideology, including two believed to have fought alongside Syrian rebels, have been arrested in Kosovo, officials said Tuesday. A seventh suspect remains at large.

Diamond could fetch $60M at Geneva auction

11/12/2013 9:43am
It's auction time for the filthy rich again in Geneva, where the week's headline-grabbers include the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world and another diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million.

Accident at Russian launchpad kills 2 officers

11/12/2013 10:40am
Russia's Defense Ministry says two officers died and three servicemen were hospitalized after cleaning rocket fuel tanks at a military launchpad.

EU vows youth unemployment to ease within 2 years

11/12/2013 12:25pm
European youths still face rising joblessness at a rate far higher than their American counterparts _ but European leaders insisted Tuesday that scenario is going to improve over the next two years.

Greece: New case of girl with unrelated couple

11/12/2013 2:46pm
Greek authorities have charged another Roma couple with child abduction after DNA testing showed a four-year-old girl being brought up as theirs was not related to them.

Orange diamond fetches $35.5M at Geneva auction

11/12/2013 4:08pm
The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million is also on the block.