Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Eurozone finance ministers announced Tuesday they have approved a list of reforms submitted by Greece in exchange for a four-month extension to its international bailout.
An apparently unstable armed man burst into a restaurant in an eastern Czech town on Tuesday, killing eight people before reportedly committing suicide, officials said.
Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
"Birdman" -- a showbiz satire about the dark side of fame -- soared to Oscars glory on Sunday, taking four Academy Awards including the coveted best picture prize on Hollywood's biggest night.
Greece's new anti-austerity government submitted a list of reform proposals to Brussels on Monday in a bid to secure a four-month extension to its lifeline debt bailout, a European source said.
The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh soared to 69 on Monday, after emergency workers recovered more bodies from the wreckage of an overcrowded boat that sank after colliding with a cargo vessel.
With the government set to launch phase-two water rationing on Thursday, electronics, chemical, base metal, textile, petrochemical, and pulp and paper industries will be the hardest hit, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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Monday, February 23, 2015
Dark comedy "Birdman" soared to Oscars glory on Sunday, taking four Academy Awards including best picture and best director honors on Hollywood's biggest night.
Greece was putting the final touches to reform proposals due to its European creditors Monday, seeking to balance its commitments under a debt deal with curtailed anti-austerity ambitions.
Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant.
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The New Taipei City Government yesterday enforced its planned traffic regulations to regulate the heavy traffic flow in response to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival.
A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Sunday and a rescue operation is underway, an official said.
Turkish soldiers launched an overnight raid into neighboring Syria, evacuating dozens of besieged troops guarding an Ottoman tomb and moving the crypt Sunday back in Turkey after ceremonially planting the country's crescent-and-star flag.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Europe on Friday granted Greece a crucial four-month extension to its massive debt bailout, offering precious breathing space, but at the cost of huge concessions including a commitment to spell out reforms within two days.