Mar 19, 2013 09:20 EDT
Russia's forthcoming World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland in Belfast will probably be their toughest test, according to national squad manager Fabio Capello.
Mar 18, 2013 19:11 EDT
The eurozone told Cyprus on Monday to ditch the part of a hugely controversial 5.8-billion-euro grab on savings that stung even the smallest of account holders in exchange for a 10-billion-euro sovereign bailout deal, according to a statement issued after a conference call.
Mar 18, 2013 17:28 EDT
Eight European Union countries exceeded the bloc's air pollution limits in 2011, down from 12 the previous year, the European Environment Agency said in a report published on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 12:32 EDT
Europe's two top economies on Monday insisted that it was Cyprus's proposal to slap a levy on all Cypriot bank savings under an EU bailout deal and appeared to suggest it review the contested plan.
Mar 15, 2013 13:35 EDT
Europe's main stock markets fell on Friday in downbeat pre-weekend trading before the outcome of a major eurozone ministers meeting aiming to agree a bailout for the Cyprus government, dealers said.
Mar 15, 2013 11:32 EDT
Europe's main stock markets fell on Friday in downbeat pre-weekend deals before the outcome of a major eurozone ministers meeting that seeks to agree a bailout for the Cyprus government, dealers said.
Mar 15, 2013 08:10 EDT
Europe's main stock markets fell on Friday in downbeat pre-weekend deals before the outcome of a major European Union summit that seeks to agree a bailout for the Cyprus government, dealers said.
Mar 14, 2013 23:07 EDT
Eurozone veteran Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Eurogroup finance ministers meeting later in the day must agree on a bailout for the near-bankrupt Cyprus government.
Mar 14, 2013 21:56 EDT
European Union leaders wrestled with German demands for strict austerity and a French-Italian push for growth-friendly spending at a summit coloured by fears that rampant unemployment is destroying the bloc, and clouded by a bailout for Cyprus.
Mar 14, 2013 17:11 EDT
European Union leaders on Thursday wrestled with German demands for strict austerity and a French-led push for growth-friendly spending at a summit, which was targeted by thousands of protesters angry over rampant unemployment.
Mar 14, 2013 15:27 EDT
Homeowners ruined by Spain's economic crisis and their defenders hailed a big step forward on Thursday after Europe's top court ruled that the country's eviction laws breached EU rules.
Mar 14, 2013 12:56 EDT
European Union leaders opened a summit on Thursday targeted by thousands of anti-austerity protesters, talking about how to loosen government spending to bring down record unemployment, especially among youths.
Mar 14, 2013 11:52 EDT
European Union leaders wrestled on Thursday with German demands for strict austerity and a French-led push for growth-friendly spending at a summit targeted by thousands of protesters angered by rampant unemployment.
Mar 13, 2013 07:22 EDT
British heavyweight Dereck Chisora, involved in a well-publicised brawl with former world champion David Haye last year, is set for a return to the ring after being reissued with a boxing licence.
Mar 07, 2013 13:58 EST
Television broadcasters won a significant battle Thursday when the European Court of Justice said they can block Internet platforms from streaming their output on the web.
Mar 05, 2013 12:44 EST
The disposal by Russian metal group Mechel of five plants in Romania for $70.00 to an obscure trading company has raised fears of a new wave of layoffs in the struggling European steel industry.
Mar 03, 2013 07:46 EST
The Indonesian frog vendor closes her eyes, asks Allah for his blessing, and with one swift strike of a cleaver, beheads the trembling creature.
Mar 01, 2013 08:47 EST
Official data Friday painted a far from encouraging picture of the European economy, with unemployment running at record and "unacceptable" highs in the eurozone while inflation fell sharply, highlighting the weakness of consumer demand.
Feb 26, 2013 04:36 EST
As baby Lili celebrates her first birthday in Australia, far away in India her surrogate mother recalls the day the child was born -- and on whom she never laid eyes.
Feb 25, 2013 16:47 EST
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn its own-label meatballs from sale in at least 16 European countries after Czech authorities found horsemeat in the product, the company said Monday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Großherzogtum Luxemburg (German)
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (French)
Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourgish)
|Motto: "Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn" (Luxembourgish)|
"We want to remain what we are"
|Anthem: Ons Heemecht|
Royal anthem: De Wilhelmus 1
(and largest city)
|Official languages||German, French, Luxembourgish (de jure since 1984)|
|Government||Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional grand duchy|
|-||Grand Duke||Grand Duke Henri (List)|
|-||Prime minister||Jean-Claude Juncker (List)|
|-||From French empire (Treaty of Paris)||9 June 1815|
|-||1st Treaty of London||19 April 1839|
|-||2nd Treaty of London||11 May 1867|
|-||End of personal union||23 November 1890|
|EU accession||25 March 1957|
|-||Total||2,586.4 km2 (175th)|
998.6 sq mi
|-||2009 estimate||493,500 (-)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$40.091 billion (97th)|
|-||Per capita||$82,440 (2nd)|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$54.973 billion (65th)|
|-||Per capita||$113,044 (1st)|
|HDI (2007)||▲ 0.960 (very high) (6th)|
|Currency||Euro (€)2 (|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|-||Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Drives on the||right|
|1||Not the same as the Het Wilhelmus of the Netherlands.|
|2||Before 1999: Luxembourgish franc.|
|3||The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.|