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March 27, 2013, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

Depositors with more than $130,000 in Cypriot banks could see about 40 percent of their deposits turned into bank shares, the country’s finance minister has warned. The news comes after […]

Cyprus scrambles for funds after bailout ‘no’ vote

March 21, 2013, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

Lawmakers in Cyprus are scrambling to find billions of dollars to prop up the country’s battered banking system, after rejecting a proposed inte ...

Hurricane Sandy disrupts international air travel

October 30, 2012, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

International flights were grounded Monday and more cancellations are expected as Hurricane Sandy makes its way toward and onto the east coast of the ...

Greek police clash with demonstrators against austerity measures

September 27, 2012, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Greece on Wednesday, as citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against fresh austerity measures. ...

  • Analysts see double standard in European free speech laws
    September 25, 2012, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

    French embassies, consulates and international schools in 20 Muslim countries were closed on Friday after cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were published earlier this week by a French satirical magazine. […]

  • European farmers work to boost global grain supplies
    September 24, 2012, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

    There’s no need for panic over global food prices, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Jose Graziano da Silva, said last week.  They were soothing words […]

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    NATO condemns Syria for downing Turkish jet
    June 26, 2012, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

    NATO member states have condemned Syria for shooting down a Turkish military jet last Friday.  Speaking Tuesday, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called the action “unacceptable.” Rasmussen spoke at a […]