Archive for January, 2013

  • Erdogan hints at alternative federation for Turkey
    January 31, 2013, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Several European Union countries recently reiterated their opposition to Ankara’s efforts to join the European Union, once again bringing its membership bid to a virtual halt. Then, last Friday in a […]

  • Syria: Israeli jets hit research lab near Damascus
    January 31, 2013, by VOANews

    Syrian authorities say Israeli warplanes struck a military research facility near Damascus Wednesday, but they deny reports that Israel attacked a weapons convoy near the border with Lebanon.A statement from […]

  • Red Cross struggling to aid Europe’s ‘new poor’
    January 31, 2013, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports it is struggling to provide assistance to increasing numbers of new poor in Europe. The latest statistics by […]

  • EU blocks UPS acquisition of TNT Express
    January 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on January 30 that it blocked the proposed acquisition of Dutch-based TNT Express by UPS after concluding that the merger would restrict competition in 15 member […]