BC-Europe News Digest
BC-Europe News Digest
Oct. 27, 2014
TOP STORIES IN EUROPE AT 1230 GMT:
KIEV, Ukraine — Two pro-European parties in Ukraine that ran on a platform to enact tough reforms shared the lead after a parliamentary election, according to partial results. By Peter Leonard. SENT: 540 words, photos.
TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's main secular opposition party is claiming a big victory over the once dominant Islamists a day after historic parliamentary elections. Partial results from the official election commission are expected to be released throughout the day, but the Nida Tunis party has cited exit polls to say it has won more than any other party in the 217-member parliament. By Paul Schemm. SENT: 400 words, photos.
MADRID — Ten people who had contact with a Spanish nursing assistant who survived Ebola have been released from a Madrid hospital, among them the woman's husband. SENT: 130 words.
GLOBAL GAY MARRIAGE
UNDATED — The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal this month to review rulings that overturned bans on same-sex marriage marked a milestone in gay rights in the United States. Around the world, many countries have come to accept such unions as part of the tapestry of everyday life. But there are still pockets of intolerance. A look at some countries that have made same-sex marriage common practice. By Gregory Katz. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.
WARSAW, Poland — In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become intrinsically linked to the Holocaust. The story of this great flourishing of political and cultural life is part of a 1,000-year history told in a visually striking new museum that opens Tuesday. By Vanessa Gera. SENT: 1060 words. PHOTOS.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A top U.N. climate change expert has urged world governments not to be overcome by hopelessness as they negotiate a new agreement to fight global warming. SENT: 270 words.
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's Health Ministry says initial tests indicate that suspicious packages that were sent to five consulates in Istanbul last week did not contain bioterrorism agents. SENT: 125 words.
BUSINESS & FINANCE:
FRANKFURT, Germany — Italian bank shares led a broad drop in European financial stocks as investors sifted through the masses of data released in Europe's far-reaching review of banks. SENT: 130 words, photos.
LONDON — European shares turn lower after disappointing economic data from Germany and as traders became cautious about the banks that failed a region-wide stress test. Investors are also looking ahead to earnings and a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. SENT: 500 words.
PARIS — President Francois Hollande has joined French business leaders, political elite and international diplomats to pay respects to the chief of French oil powerhouse Total, who died in a plane crash in Russia last week. SENT: 130 words. Photos.