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  • Greek budget deficit falls to 2.1 percent of GDP in 2013

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece reduced its budget deficit, excluding a one-off expenditure to recapitalize its banks, to 2.1 percent of gross domestic product last year from 6.2 percent in 2012, the European Union's statistics office said on Wednesday....
  • All eyes on May 25 presidential election in Ukraine

    The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Tuesday, April 22: For all of the physical and verbal pushing and shoving in Ukraine, the unspoken focus of the tension is the country's May 25 presidential election. Last week, the United...
  • Germany's private sector expands faster in April: PMI

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's private sector expanded faster in April, recovering from a slight slowdown in growth in March, as both manufacturing and services industry activity rose more than expected, surveys showed on Wednesday. Markit's preliminary...
  • Austria says more sanctions on Russia would inflame tensions

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Additional sanctions against Russia would inflame tensions between Moscow and Kiev, Austria's chancellor said on Wednesday, urging de-escalation of the conflict instead. "I would fundamentally support what the German foreign minister...
  • Poland needs strong economy to benefit from euro zone entry: finance minister

    WARSAW (Reuters) - All benefits that Poland may be able to get from a euro zone entry, including boosting its political stature in Europe, hinge on the country being economically strong, Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek was quoted as saying on Wednesday....
  • Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

    GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) announced a unity pact on Wednesday, deepening a crisis in U.S.-brokered peace talks with Israel. The move,...
  • France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat

    France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat
    PARIS (Reuters) - France's interior minister on Tuesday unveiled a raft of policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalized and posing a threat to their home country. France, which...
  • Barclays joins retreat from commodities as new rules bite

    LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays will quit most of its commodities trading businesses, joining a broader retreat by banks as profits tumble in the face of tougher regulation. The British bank's exit means three of the top five banks in commodities have...
  • UK's anti-EU party launches European election campaign amid racism row

    LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-EU party UKIP launched its campaign for next month's European elections on Tuesday and fended off accusations that its posters were racist and its anti-immigration rhetoric hypocritical. With polls showing the UK...
  • Lufthansa plans no buyback despite rise in foreign shareholdings

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa dismissed the risk of it coming under undue foreign influence despite the percentage of non-Germans owning its shares rising to more than 40 percent, a move that could trigger a defensive buyback of its...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban on using race in admissions to Michigan's public universities. The court overturned a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, says the case is...
  • Estonia wants, expects more NATO troops on its territory

    TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia expects to see more NATO troops on its territory in reaction to what it fears will be Russian attempts to destabilize the former Soviet republic, the country's defense minister said on Tuesday. Baltic states Estonia, Latvia...