A top official at the European Central Bank says getting the euro down was not a prime consideration of the bank's recently announced 1.1 trillion-euro stimulus. Benoit Coeure, an executive board member at the ECB, told a panel at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Saturday that the fall in the euro since Thursday's announcement was one of the consequences of the stimulus but "not the most important consideration."
The Lebanon Daily News, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 09:32 AM
Judicial officials in Egypt say an appeals court has ordered a retrial in an internationally criticized mass trial, overturning 37 death sentences. Initially, more than 500 suspected backers of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to death last March in a swift, two-day trial in Minya.
The York Daily Record, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 07:37 AM
Ukraine's head of reforms says that tackling corruption is the country's top priority as it tries to convince its international rescue creditors to give it more loans. The economy and public finances of Ukraine have been drained by uncertainty over the country's future amid a war in its eastern region.
The Lebanon Daily News, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 07:33 AM
A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall because of a brain injury suffered in a car accident. Defense attorney Stephen Misko also says 23-year-old Christian Eshenbaugh has become a "completely different person" as he struggles to regain his memory and motor skills - and no longer has a penchant for petty crimes fueled by drug use.
El Paso Times, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 02:43 PM
The official says Lebanese troops found the bodies of three missing soldiers Saturday on the outskirts of the northeastern Lebanese village of Ras Baalbek. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the attackers belong to the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Syria.
Evening Sun, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 05:20 AM
The man who calls himself the executive director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records is on the job - and so is the agency's acting executive director. Erik Arneson, a former state Senate aide appointed director by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in his final days in office, showed up for work Friday, one day after being fired by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
Evening Sun, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Lamar Daily News, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 11:04 PM
Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes hope they are entering the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of where the great Spanish writer was buried. The author of "Don Quixote" was laid to rest in 1616 at the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in Madrid's historic Barrio de las Letras, or Literary Quarter, but the exact whereabouts of his grave within the tiny convent chapel are unknown.
Park Record, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 10:01 AM