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France to extend emergency for Euro 2016, Tour de France: PM

Paris - France plans to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks to cover the period of the Euro 2016 football tournament and the Tour de France cycle race, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday.

France to extend state of emergency to cover Euro 2016: PM

Paris - France's government will ask parliament to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks so that it covers the period of the Euro 2016 football tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday.

French PM Valls vows Euro 2016 will go ahead

Paris - Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday that this summer's Euro 2016 football tournament will go ahead as planned in France despite the Brussels attacks.

France simulates terror attacks ahead of Euro 2016

N - More than 700 security personnel and 1,200 police cadets took part Thursday in a simulated chemical attack on a football match as part of security preparations ahead of the 2016 Euros to take place in France in June and July.

France should not host Euro 2016, says Just Fontaine

Berlin - French football great Just Fontaine has said France should not host the European Championships next year after the Paris terrorist attacks.

German team spent night in Paris stadium after attacks

Berlin - Germany's football team spent the night at the Stade de France in north Paris after a friendly match against France rather than take the risk of driving through the French capital to their hotel following the attacks that left more than 120 people dead...

Drone-flying Albanian arrested with guns ahead of Serbia match

Tirana - An Albanian who flew a drone carrying a nationalist flag over a football match against Serbia last year, sparking violence, has been arrested in possession of illegal arms ahead of another game between the two countries, police said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: U.S. economic slowdown ahead

Officially joining the 0 percent bond club, the U.S. Treasury sold a new government security on Monday containing a three-month maturity and a yield of zero for the first time on record.

Greece's leader resigns, calls for new elections next month

Athens - Leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called for new elections he hopes will bolster his support and ratify his decision to accept tougher austerity to keep Greece in the shared European currency.

Secret 'parallel' money plan clouds start of Greek bailout talks

Atenas - The Greek government and its international creditors began work on a mammoth new bailout Monday overshadowed by revelations that Greece's ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis had been secretly planning for a parallel system of liquidity.

Greek banks reopen with restrictions as prices soar

Athens - Banks in Greece were open at week's end for the first time in July but at a steep price — limits on cash withdrawals and higher prices on nearly everything people buy.

Last-ditch offer could save Greece from bankruptcy

Athens - Electioneering was never like this! Down to its last day before an emergency summit on his country's future in the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a new offer Sunday to keep international bailout loans coming.

Activists doubt Azerbaijan's opening up through sport

Bakou - Sport and politics do mix when the Azerbaijan hosts of the first European Games are accused by rights groups of putting on the "Games of Repression.

EU should prepare for Greece default, German official says

Berlin - European Union nations should prepare for Greece's expected default and departure from the common currency, a German official said Monday.

Criticism riles Azerbaijan ahead of European Games opening

Bakou - Pro-government activists protested on Thursday outside European embassies in Baku, as anger rose in Azerbaijan over international criticism of the country's rights record ahead of the opening of the inaugural European Games.

OSCE, Amnesty say banned by Azerbaijan ahead of European Games

Bakou - The OSCE said on Wednesday Azerbaijan ordered it to shut down its local office ahead of the European Games, while Amnesty International complained the ex-Soviet country barred it from visiting the capital.

Amnesty says it is banned by Azerbaijan

London - Amnesty International said on Wednesday the Azerbaijan government had barred it from visiting the capital Baku, where the group planned to protest human rights violations ahead of the European Games.

Spanish PM hits back at Greece's Tsipras in austerity row

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on his Greek counterpart to get "serious" about his country's debt-wracked economy, after Alexis Tsipras accused eurozone partners of undermining its negotiations with Brussels.

FTSE 100 sets record on Tuesday but fails to hold it on Wednesday

After approval of economic reform proposals submitted by Greece helped the FTSE 100 reach record-breaking levels yesterday, it has fallen back considerably throughout the course of today, with shares in some major companies dropping by nearly 10 percent.

Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Vilnius - Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe's single currency in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes.

Albanian PM's visit to Serbia postponed after football brawl

Tirana - A planned historic visit by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to Serbia has been postponed until next month, both governments said Sunday, after political tensions soared following violence at a football match between the two countries.

Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday he was undecided whether his Albanian counterpart should go ahead with a planned historic visit after violence halted a Serbia-Albania football match this week.

Serbia condemns Albanian flag drone stunt

Belgrade - Serbia's foreign minister said Wednesday an incident in which a pro-Albanian flag flown by a drone sparked violence on and off the pitch at a football match against Albania was a "political provocation".

Hodgson handed Swiss reunion in Euro draw

Nice - England manager Roy Hodgson was looking forward to coming up against his old side Switzerland after the draw for the Euro 2016 qualifiers paired the nations together on Sunday.The English, among the top seeds, were drawn in Group E along with the Swiss...

Spain to return to scene of Euro 2012 triumph

World champions Spain will start their campaign for a third successive European Championship in a group with Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg, meaning an emotional trip back to K...

Incoming Czech finance minister says euro 'no problem'

Prague - The Czech Republic's incoming finance minister says he is open to adopting the euro, a move which Prague has shunned up to now amid the eurozone debt crisis, local media reported Thursday.

European Central Bank interest rate reduction from .50% to .25%

The European Central Bank cuts interest rate from 0.50 percent to 0.25 percent. The historically low rate shows E.C.B.’s intentions to save the Euro but may have quickened the abolishment the Euro instead.

Op-Ed: Liberty Reserve shut down in money laundering investigation

On May 24, 2013, U.S authorities seized control of the LibertyReserve.com domain and redirected it into a sink hole along with arresting the owner Arthur Budovsky Belanchuk in relation to money laundering charges.

Op-Ed: Spain has an economic plan, it looks vaguely familiar

Madrid - Spain is moving in a different direction now, although the Spanish economy is still faltering, they do have a plan. It looks nothing like the American plan for recovery.

New anti-euro party marks official launch in Germany

A political party calling for the dismantlement of the euro zone has been officially launched in Berlin. It's founding congress made clear it hopes to capitalize on disillusioned voters in the run up to the September elections in Germany.
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