Tag Archives: European Central Bank

Greek parliament approves austere budget for 2016

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek parliament approved a 2016 budget featuring sharp cuts in spending & some tax increases to satisfy the country's international lenders at a…

The Latest: European stocks falter after deposit rate cut

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The latest developments on the day the European Central Bank is expected to announce a further stimulus for the 19-country eurozone economy. All times local: 2:10…

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Former U.S. President Carter gets powerful immune-system boosting drug

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – News that a patient's cancer has spread to the brain typically is a sign the end is near. But cancer experts expressed hope after…

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Greek government says poring over draft of third bailout agreement

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek government officials are poring over a draft of the country's third bailout agreement drawn up on the basis of discussions with EU/IMF lenders, a government official…

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Apprentice Stuart Baggs' Asthma Caused Death

Apprentice star Stuart Baggs died as a result of asthma, which the 27-year-old had suffered from for many years. Police confirmed the businessman was discovered dead at his home on…

AT&T, DirecTV complete merger to form biggest pay-TV company

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc & the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV became the country's largest pay-TV company on Friday, completing their…

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Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The deep oceans span more than half the globe & their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These…

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Nigeria celebrates 1 year with no new polio cases

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Once stigmatized as the world's polio epicenter, Nigeria on Friday celebrates its first year with no reported case of the crippling disease, having overcome obstacles ranging…

China rounds up rights lawyers in latest crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Four men already had been convicted of murder in southeastern China when a fifth person confessed to the crime. But when lawyers demanded to review case documents…

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Iran policy against 'arrogant' US 'won't change': Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that a nuclear deal "won't change" the country's stance toward the "arrogant" United States. In a speech broadcast live marking the end…