Tag Archives: Europe

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US stocks edge higher following gains in Asia and Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading following huge gains in Asia & Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average was up three points, a fraction…

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Britain's top 10 UK banks may pay six billion pounds a year in tax – EY

LONDON (Reuters) – Ten of Britain's biggest banks could pay almost 6 billion pounds ($9.2 billion) a year between them in tax as a new surcharge on profits is phased…

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Latvian man charged by U.S. over Gozi computer virus pleads guilty

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Latvian man pleaded guilty on Friday to engaging in a scheme to transmit a computer virus that infected more than a million…

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Slovaks, Czechs eye common central Europe stance on migrants, reject quotas

By Tatiana Jancarikova & Robert Muller BRATISLAVA/PRAGUE (Reuters) – Slovakia & the Czech Republic hope to forge a usual position with Hungary & Poland on Europe's migrant crisis that would…

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Barcelona's Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

MONACO (AP) — Lionel Messi added another individual trophy to his collection Thursday, being voted UEFA's Best Player in Europe for last season. The Barcelona star beat Luis Suarez, his…

Lorry of migrant corpses, new boat sinking intensify Europe's crisis

By Karin Strohecker PARNDORF, Austria (Reuters) – As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked lorry in Austria on Thursday, & another migrant ship sank off Libya,…

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Colombia rebel pleads guilty in U.S. to hostage taking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A member of the Colombian FARC rebel group pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to hostage-taking charges stemming from the 2003 kidnappings of three U.S. citizens in…

Greek coast guard rescues hundreds of refugees, migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says it has rescued hundreds of refugees & migrants in operations off the coasts of eastern Aegean islands, as a wave of people…

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Another factory explosion rocks China. Another case of corruption exposed?

Seven years ago, it was schools – more than 7,000 of them, which caved in a massive earthquake in Sichuan & took with them approximately 4,700 students. Those buildings had…