Browse by Day Archive



Archive: (16 Stories)

Poverty TV: Hit UK show stirs welfare debate

01/23/2014 12:24am
It's reality TV for austerity times.

UN fund pays $1.03B in Kuwait compensation

01/23/2014 2:50am
A U.N. panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $1.03 billion _ bringing the total so far to $44.5 billion.

21 killed in Turkish bus crash

01/23/2014 3:33am
News reports and officials say a passenger bus in Turkey has veered off a snow-covered highway and tipped on its side, killing 21 people and injuring some 20 others.

Glitch sees Swiss charged twice for card payments

01/23/2014 4:01am
Shoppers in Switzerland must have thought they were seeing double when they checked their bank accounts this week.

Iran 's heavyweight absence hangs over Syria talks

01/23/2014 4:25am
It's the regional heavyweight that few want at the table, but without it any attempt to end the Syria war may be futile. Iran's backing is crucial for President Bashar Assad's hold on power _ and for the Iranians, Syria is key to their aspirations of regional power.

Montenegro journalists demand end to press attacks

01/23/2014 5:44am
About 200 journalists have rallied in Montenegro to protest attacks on the press in this Balkan country that is seeking EU membership.

Berlusconi investigated for witness tampering

01/23/2014 6:56am
Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is under fresh investigation just as he reasserts himself on the political scene as the center-right's powerbroker, this time for allegedly attempting to derail investigations into his infamous `'bunga bunga" parties.

German authorities confiscate whale meat at fair

01/23/2014 7:52am
German customs authorities say they have confiscated 3 kilograms (more than 6 pounds) of whale meat from a popular Berlin agricultural fair after receiving a tip from a newspaper that it was being sold at a Norwegian stand there.

Experts board Concordia to look for more clues

01/23/2014 9:19am
Experts have boarded the Costa Concordia cruise liner to investigate whether there is more to the ship's sinking than is contained in the prosecutors' case against its captain.

2 UK women appear in court on terror charges

01/23/2014 9:25am
Two women have appeared in U.K. court accused of trying to send 20,000 euros ($27,350) to a suspected British jihadi fighting in Syria.

Small plane crash in Romania unleashes public ire

01/23/2014 10:31am
A small plane crash on a remote mountain wouldn't normally be enough to anger an entire country or threaten the government. Romania, however, is dealing with just this scenario.

On charm offensive, Iran leader sets lofty goals

01/23/2014 11:39am
In a charm offensive to the global political and business elite, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani set lofty ambitions for his country, including becoming one of the world's top 10 economies.

Belgian police probe death of famed freeloader

01/23/2014 11:45am
He was an unrepentant gastronomic freeloader, from lobster right up to the after-dinner brandy, always enjoying the bounty to the fullest.

UK woman convicted in acid attack

01/23/2014 11:55am
A young British woman has been convicted of disguising herself in a veil and throwing acid on her friend's face following an argument.

Kerry: Assad a 'one-man super magnet' for terror

01/23/2014 12:44pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ramped up already harsh criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, calling him a "one-man super-magnet for terrorism" who has committed war crimes and could be responsible for the ultimate disintegration of Syria.

Swiss mother allegedly kills son in Spain hospital

01/23/2014 1:55pm
A Swiss woman detained by Spanish authorities and taken to a hospital with her 10-month-old son allegedly cut the boy's throat with a hidden knife and killed him after receiving permission to give him a bath, Spain's Civil Guard said Thursday.