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  • Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. The scale of the country’s financial problems is mind boggling — a full…

  • Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece suffered its worst stock market bloodbath in decades on Monday, when it opened after a forced five-week closure, and new data showed a dismal outlook for the bailout-dependent country’s shrinking…

  • Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, 1 man rescued

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city…

  • Lukoil managers charged for money $1.95 bln laundering

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion). Prosecutors at the Court of Appeal in Ploiesti, where Lukoil’s refinery is…

  • Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians. The 120-seat…

  • UK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS

    LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it will start selling its majority stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland — the first step in recovering money from the country’s costliest-ever bank rescue. The…

  • Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators cleared their last hurdle before launching a probe that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, meeting with a judge in Paris Monday…

  • Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soil

    ROME (AP) — The No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on sheep ranches and comes and goes from Sicily, possibly thanks to high-level…

  • Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

    LICE, Turkey (AP) — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards…

  • Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants

    ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union. On the outskirts…

  • Former trader given 14 years prison for market manipulation

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge sentenced a former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of masterminding the manipulation of a key interest rate, the…

  • In Poland, communist-era graves overlay victims of the state

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Fearing the power of their patriotism, Poland’s communist leaders killed the nation’s World War II heroes and anti-communist activists and dumped their bodies secretly in mass graves, hoping they would be…

  • Ukraine’s ex-PM sets up ‘Ukraine salvation committee’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s former prime minister, in exile in Moscow, has announced the creation of a ‘Ukraine salvation committee’ and pushed for early presidential and parliamentary elections. Mykola Azarov fled Ukraine after ex-president Viktor…

  • UK police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heath

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s police watchdog said Monday that it will investigate whether police failed to pursue an allegation of child sexual abuse against the late Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1990s. The Independent…

  • Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase

    MADRID (AP) — A Moroccan man died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing, authorities said Monday.…