Archive | August 11th, 2011

Gun incident inside Estonian Defense Ministry

TALLINN, Estonia – Officials say there has been a shooting inside the Estonian Defense Ministry. Spokesman Peeter Kuimet says that there’s been an “incident involving guns” inside the ministry and that police are on the scene.

Ireland to revamp its lineup against France

DUBLIN – Ireland will field a much-changed lineup for Saturday’s World Cup warmup in France, with nine switches in response to last weekend’s defeat by Scotland. The back three of Rob Kearney, Andrew Trimble and Luke Fitzgerald is the only unchanged area of the side, with Paddy Wallace and Keith Earls in the centers, and [...]

Woods tees off at PGA Championship

JOHNS CREEK, Georgia – Several PGA professionals gathered around the tee on the first hole at Atlanta Athletic Club, breaking into applause when one of their own hit the fairway with his opening tee shot Thursday. About that time, Tiger Woods was heading to the putting green to begin warming up for the PGA Championship, [...]

Greek union vows legal action against privatization

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s powerful main civil servants union is threatening to file law suits against the Socialist government over a 50 billion euro privatization program, describing it as an act of “national treason,” Ilias Iliopoulos, general secretary, of the ADEDY union told the Associated Press on Thursday that a final decision was expected at [...]

Kosovo and Serbia urged to talk over their differences

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Germany’s foreign minister warned Thursday that Serbia will not be allowed to ethnically partition Kosovo and urged the two aspiring European Union candidates to talk over their differences. Guido Westerwelle said “dialogue is necessary” in the region, which is still struggling to overcome ethnic animosity triggered by Kosovo’s 2008 secession from Serbia. [...]

EU market supervisors step up surveillance

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s markets supervisor says European regulators are increasing surveillance of financial markets following several days of steep selloffs. Reemt Seibel, a spokesman for the European Securities and Markets Authority, declined to comment on a report in the New York Times that a pan-European ban on short-selling was imminent. Greece on Monday [...]

Strong earthquake damages homes and injures people in China

BEIJING – State media say 26 people have been injured and more than 30 homes damaged by a strong earthquake in western China’s Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua News Agency says three of those injured are in critical condition. The national earthquake monitoring center said Thursday’s quake registered magnitude 5.8 and was centered near the [...]

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