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Facebook’s Q2 earnings send stock to all time high
25.07.2014 [15:57]
Facebook stock reached an all time high on Wednesday, topping $75 a share after the company’s Q2 earnings report beat analyst expectations. The social media giant reported $2.9 billion in revenue, surpassing projections of $2.8 billion by analysts. The company also posted $791 million in net income – an increase of
 
Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali - Burkina Faso army
25.07.2014 [15:46]
The wreck of an Air Algerie plane that went missing with 110 passengers on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, according to a coordinator for the crisis unit in Ouagadougou. "We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located ... 50 kilometres
 
Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president
24.07.2014 [22:14]
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known for keeping good
 
Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president
24.07.2014 [22:10]
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known for keeping good
 
Quake measuring 4.3 Richter recorded south of Crete
23.07.2014 [21:54]
An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 4.3 Richter rattled the southern Aegean island of Crete on Tuesday morning, the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute reported. The tremor hit shortly after 10 a.m. off the coast of the seaside town of Aghios Nikolaos on
 
Tech-savvy Indonesians monitor vote count in disputed poll
23.07.2014 [17:23]
Both candidates, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto, declared victory in the July 9 poll, the tightest in Indonesia since the end of authoritarian rule, based on unofficial tallies from different polling agencies. But most analysts expect Widodo to be declared president when official results are
 
Joko Widodo wins Indonesia presidential election
23.07.2014 [15:02]
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election. The election commission said Mr Widodo - widely known as Jokowi - won 53.15% of the vote with his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, on 46.85%
 
Croatia Starts Tender on Continental Oil and Gas Research
22.07.2014 [16:01]
Croatia started a tender for on-shore hydrocarbon exploration to boost investments and reduce dependence on gas imports from Russia and other countries. This is the first of three continental tenders planned that will cover a total of six research blocks, each between 2,100 square kilometres (1,305 square miles) to 2,600 square kilometres, along...
 
Czech police head plans to initiate cyber crime unit
21.07.2014 [17:44]
Czech Police President Tomas Tuhy plans to propose the establishment of a special police unit to fight cyber crime, he said in a debate on Czech Television (CT), adding that the unit could start operation in two years. Tuhy said the police have their experts in cyber crime now, who, however, may soon start
 
Ukraine closes air space over its eastern regions
20.07.2014 [12:58]
Ukraine’s authorities have closed air space over the country’s eastern regions after the Thursday crash of a Malaysian Boeing, Eurocontrol (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation) press service said on Friday. As of now, all flight plans over the Dnepropetrovsk flight zone are turned down by
 
Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea towns mop up after floods
17.07.2014 [14:55]
The state of emergency in the Bulgarian southern Black Sea town of Primorsko declared after flooding was lifted on July 17, with that in the town of Byala expected to follow later in the day. Torrential rainfall that hit the area, a popular summer seaside holiday destination, led to road closures on July 16 while hotels, residential buildings and...
 
Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed as European commission president
16.07.2014 [15:34]
Jean-Claude Juncker, the controversial choice to head the EU executive for the next five years, has been confirmed as next president of the European commission by a comfortable majority of MEPs in the new European parliament. Vehemently opposed by David Cameron – who was joined only by Hungary in opposing
 
MEPs elect Jean-Claude Juncker to head EU Commission
15.07.2014 [20:49]
A majority in the European Parliament has approved former Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker to be President of the European Commission. He got 422 votes out of the 729 total cast in the secret ballot, despite strong opposition earlier from Britain
 
World champions return home
15.07.2014 [20:44]
Germany's World Cup-winning team returned home to celebrate the country's fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team's plane touched down at Berlin's Tegel Airport midmorning after circling the
 
Egypt blast kills 8
14.07.2014 [13:22]
At least eight people have been killed and around 25 others were injured in an explosion near a security compound in Egypt's Sinai region, near the border with Israel on Sunday. Security sources said the rocket was targeting North Sinai's main security compound but
 
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