The Union Flag flies next to the European Flag outside the European Commission building in central London May 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Neil Hall

Even before 'Brexit' vote, UK losing sway in Europe

BRUSSELS - After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead.  Full Article 


Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina - newspaper 12:49pm BST

BERLIN - The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. | Video


Russia's Galchev rejects terms of Holcim/Lafarge merger - newspaper

12:51pm BST

ZURICH - Russian businessman Filaret Galchev, who owns a 10.8 percent stake in Switzerland's Holcim via Eurocement Holding AG, has rejected merger terms between France's Lafarge and Holcim, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday.


UK police investigate death threat against BBC chief over Clarkson sacking

12:10pm BST

LONDON - Police in Britain said on Sunday they were investigating a death threat against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, made on the day he dropped celebrity TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson from the "Top Gear" motoring show.


Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee

1:57pm BST

SINGAPORE - Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the nation came to a near-halt to honour its "founding father". | Video


Greek PM Tsipras says he seeks no rift with Europe

28 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds.


Analysis - Once-bullish fund managers start to capitulate on oil prices

1:12pm BST

NEW YORK - Last fall, when the price of oil started dropping, fund manager Craig Hodges figured crude would rebound in 2015 and began buying shares of companies he thought would be unfairly hit, including construction company Primoris Services Corp and Eagle Materials Inc, which produces sand used in fracked wells.


Australia win World Cup in Clarke's fitting farewell

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MELBOURNE - Australia captain Michael Clarke signed off in style from international one-day cricket on Sunday by top scoring in his country's crushing seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final.

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Thousands of Tunisians march after Bardo attack

Tens of thousands of Tunisians march in the streets of Tunis on Sunday, nearly two weeks after a museum attack in which 24 people were killed, mostly foreign tourists. Rough cut (no reporter narration).