Tiny Luxembourg blocks tax evasion law for EU
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union finance ministers failed once again Tuesday to agree on a sweeping new policy to fight tax evasion because of resistance from Luxembourg, a tiny country that long has prospered from a secretive banking culture.
Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks
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Teen hit by Turkish police dies after 9-month coma
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police clashed with thousands of protesters Tuesday following the death of a Turkish teenager, who had been in a coma since being hit by a police tear-gas canister during anti-government protests last year.
Crimea's parliament pushes for independence
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region's parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalat the standoff between Moscow and the West.
Italy upholds last US convictions in rendition
MILAN (AP) — Italy's highest court upheld guilty verdicts Tuesday against the final three U.S. defendants in the 2003 extraordinary rendition kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect.
2 airlines to check passports on Interpol database
LYON, France (AP) — Interpol is allowing two airlines to check passenger passports against its vast database of lost and stolen travel documents — in a test project aimed to let private sector companies help authorities crack down on criminals who travel with fake documents, the police organizations leader said Tuesday.
France arrests 8 in raid on Syrian-bound radicals
PARIS (AP) — Prosecutors say seven men and a woman have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to join radical Islamic groups fighting in Syria.
Angry at austerity? Imagine you're a walrus
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Trouble at work?
Spain recalls Madrid train bombs a decade later
MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy joined families of victims of the Madrid train bombings Tuesday for a 10th anniversary Mass in memory of one of Europe's deadliest terrorist attacks.
Bank of England chief grilled over forex scandal
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Tuesday sought to shield his institution from being dragged further into a global scandal over the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.
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