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  • Italy court bans Berlusconi from public office for two years

    2013-10-20 00:11

    A Milan court ruled on Saturday that former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud.

  • Milan court sets 2-year Berlusconi political ban

    2013-10-19 18:40

    A Milan appeals court has set Italian ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's political ban in his tax fraud conviction at two years.

  • Hostage taker in Paris bank surrenders, no injuries

    2013-10-19 11:41

    The man with a handgun has released the remaining two hostages and surrendered to the police, none was hurt during the incident, the police on the spot said on Friday.

  • Russia lets China in on oil production

    2013-10-19 08:04

    Russia's top crude producer OAO Rosneft has agreed to cede a share of its oil riches to China, the world's top oil importer, signing a memorandum on Friday for the joint development of East Siberian deposits.

  • No secret papers for Russia, says Snowden

    2013-10-19 08:03

    Former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden says he did not take any secret NSA documents to Russia and that intelligence officials in China as well as Russia could not get access to the documents he had obtained before leaving the United States.

  • Beijing, Brussels move toward investment talks

    2013-10-18 23:56

    China and the European Commission are expected to launch negotiations on a long-awaited pact on investment at the November leaders' summit.

  • EC to negotiate investment agreements with China, ASEAN

    2013-10-18 21:13

    The Ministers of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) adopted mandates which will allow the European Commission (EC) to negotiate investment agreements with China and ASEAN, an EC statement said Friday.

  • Capitals work together on pollution

    2013-10-18 01:01

    A deal signed with London this week to help tackle air pollution in Beijing is the latest in a string of moves to solve pollution problems through international cooperation.

  • UK hails Chinese nuclear investment

    2013-10-17 23:44

    The government of the United Kingdom welcomes Chinese investment — possibly including majority stakes — in the next generation of nuclear power plants, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said on Thursday.

  • London mayor hails free trade, subway system on China tour

    2013-10-17 00:22

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson spoke optimistically of the involvement of British companies in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone on Wednesday while posing atop a bicycle on a vertiginous 30th-floor balcony overlooking local landmark the Bund.

  • A man gets court date for break-in Buckingham Palace

    2013-10-15 15:38

    British police have charged a man with trespass and possession of a bladed article after an arrest on Monday at Buckingham Palace, just a month after another security incident at the London residence of Queen Elizabeth.

  • Norwegian government resigns

    2013-10-15 07:10

    Norwegian King Harald V accepted on Monday the resignation of the government led by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.