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22 May 2013 : Leaders of recession-hit Europe take a fresh stab at fighting tax fraud and evasion worth a trillion euros a year at a summit Wednesday but seem unlikely to convince reluctant Austria and Luxembourg to sign on.
22 May 2013 : A sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system took a major step toward viability when a Senate panel gave bipartisan approval to a landmark bill offering a path to citizenship for millions.
28 Mar 2013 : Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has switched to using a helicopter rather than a car for his trip to work from his suburban residence and other travel around Moscow, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.
28 Mar 2013 : Twitter is on pace to earn more than a half-billion dollars in ad revenue this year and close to $1 billion next year, industry tracker eMarketer estimated on Wednesday.
27 Mar 2013 : The Yugoslav war crimes court on Wednesday jailed for 22 years two former Bosnian Serb officials closely linked to ex-leader Radovan Karadzic, for their roles in a campaign to rid Bosnia of Muslims, Croats and other non-Serbs early in the Balkan country's 1992-95 war.
27 Mar 2013 : Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani said Wednesday that only a mentally ill person would want Italy's top job as he scrambled against the clock to secure enough support to form a government in the recession-hit country.
27 Mar 2013 : The largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet is currently slowing down the Net worldwide.
27 Mar 2013 : Major British banks must reinforce their capital by pound sterling25 billion ($38.8 billion, 29.5 billion euros) by the end of 2013 after underestimating the potential losses and fines they face over the next three years, the Bank of England said on Wednesday.
27 Mar 2013 : Brazil's preparations for the World Cup and Olympic Games have run into further trouble after the authorities indefinitely closed a Rio de Janeiro stadium because of roof problems, the city's mayor announced.
27 Mar 2013 : From soldiers in the north to teenagers in the south, Indians of all hues threw water-filled balloons and smeared coloured powder on each other to celebrate the festival of Holi on Wednesday.
27 Mar 2013 : NICOSIA - Cypriot finance minister Michalis Sarris imposed capital controls on Wednesday following the island's international bailout, stipulating a maximum cash withdrawal of 300 euros a day.
27 Mar 2013 : The Supreme Court signalled Wednesday it could throw out a US law that defines marriage as strictly between a man and a woman, in a second day of hearings on the thorny issue of same-sex marriage.