Languages of Europe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29137/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Turkish Marxist group claims US embassy attack: website http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/urgent-turkish-marxist-group-claims-us-embassy-attack-website <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A radical Turkish Marxist group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack at the US embassy in Ankara, according to a statement posted on the Internet on Saturday.</p> <p>The Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP-C), which the Turkish authorities had already blamed for Friday's bombing, accused the United States of being "the murderers of the world," according to a statement on the Halkin Sesi (The Voice of the People) website.</p> <p>ba/txw/mfp</p> Crime in Turkey Irregular military Languages of Europe Technology War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:30:05 +0000 5744007 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey police arrest 11 over US woman's death: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/turkey-police-arrest-11-over-us-womans-death-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish police have arrested 11 people over the death of a American woman who disappeared while visiting Istanbul last month, local media reported Sunday.</p> <p>The body of 33-year-old Sarai Sierra, a mother of two, was found on Saturday near Istanbul's ancient city walls with fatal head wounds, the Radikal daily reported.</p> <p>Turkish police had been frantically searching for Sierra after her family reported that they had lost touch with her on January 21, the day she was due to return home to New York.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/turkey-police-arrest-11-over-us-womans-death-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Languages of Europe National security AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:47:06 +0000 5744498 at http://www.globalpost.com Romanian official industrial production nudges up in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/romanian-official-industrial-production-nudges-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Romania's industrial production edged up 0.3 percent in 2012 from output the previous year, seasonally adjusted data from the national statistics agency showed on Friday.</p> <p>The INS said the gain was supported by a 4.6 percent rise in energy production, while manufacturing dipped 0.2 percent.</p> <p>Romanian industrial production has held fairly steady since 2011, when it recovered from a drop beginning in 2008 due to the global economic crisis.</p> <p>iw/rl/hd</p> Europe Languages of Europe AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:15:52 +0000 5749902 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208-41 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lasagne horsemeat came from Romanian abattoir: French supplier</p> <p>cds/am/gd</p> Food and drink Languages of Europe AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:00:32 +0000 5750507 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Romanian drama 'Child's Pose' wins top prize at Berlin fest</p> <p>dlc/bm </p> Europe Languages of Europe AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:15:59 +0000 5757727 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukrainian TV prankster warned not to crash Oscars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/ukrainian-tv-prankster-warned-not-crash-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Ukrainian television prankster who gatecrashed the Grammys has been warned not to try the same at this weekend's Oscars show, according to a lawyer's letter.</p> <p>Vitalii Sediuk, who kissed Will Smith at a red carpet event in Moscow last year, was warned he would face prosecution if he tries to attend Sunday's show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.</p> <p>Sediuk managed to get onto the Grammys stage as British songstress Adele was walking up to receive an award earlier this month, appearing briefly on TV screens, in his latest publicity stunt. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/ukrainian-tv-prankster-warned-not-crash-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Languages of Europe Technology AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:15:45 +0000 5763997 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Contrite Hungarian admits to match-fixing ahead of trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/soccer-contrite-hungarian-admits-match-fixing-ahead-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUDAPEST, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Former defender Gabor Horvath has lifted the lid on the extent of match-fixing in Hungary, which has been a focus for investigators looking at global corruption in soccer.</p> <p>The 29-year-old, who played for Hungarian top-flight teams Siofok and Diosgyor, now works in Dubai as a personal trainer but will return to his home country to go on trial with 45 other suspects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/soccer-contrite-hungarian-admits-match-fixing-ahead-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Languages of Europe Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:00:30 +0000 5767336 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb 'targets Ukrainian Jewish community leader' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/car-bomb-targets-ukrainian-jewish-community-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukrainian businessman and president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, Vadim Rabinovich, said Monday he had been targeted by a car bombing in central Kiev.</p> <p>"On Monday at around 15:36 (13:36 GMT) an attempt was made on the life of Vadim Rabinovich," the website of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress said.</p> <p>The website said that "an explosive device was thrown" into Rabinovich's moving car as it drew out from an office courtyard, causing windows to smash in nearby buildings. It was unclear whether the 59-year-old was in the car at the time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/car-bomb-targets-ukrainian-jewish-community-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe FC Arsenal Kyiv Languages of Europe Religion Technology Vadim Rabinovich War AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:46:30 +0000 5773051 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish pianist sentenced for blasphemy to be retried http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/turkish-pianist-sentenced-blasphemy-be-retried <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Istanbul court on Friday accepted a request for a retrial from Turkish pianist Fazil Say who was earlier this month sentenced for blasphemy over posts on social media, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported. </p> <p>Say, a world-renowned pianist, was on April 15 handed a 10-month suspended jail term for insulting religious values, in a ruling that drew international criticism of Turkey's freedom of expression record.</p> <p>fo/jmm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Culture Europe Languages of Europe pianist AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:15:51 +0000 5826072 at http://www.globalpost.com All nine detained over Turkey car bombs are Turkish: deputy PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130512/all-nine-detained-over-turkey-car-bombs-are-turkish-deputy-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REYHANLI, Turkey (Reuters) - All nine people detained over twin car bombings in the Turkish town of Reyhanli that killed 46 people are Turkish citizens, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said on Sunday.</p> <p>The town is located on the Syrian border and Syria rejected Turkish accusations on Sunday that it was responsible for the attack.</p> <p>(Reporting by Mehmet Emin Caliskan, and Ece Toksabay in Istanbul; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Kevin Liffey)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Culture Languages of Europe Mehmet Emin War Thomson Reuters Sun, 12 May 2013 10:30:04 +0000 5836045 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia arrests eight over pharma firm embezzlement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130518/serbia-arrests-eight-over-pharma-firm-embezzlement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serbian police on Saturday arrested eight people suspected of embezzling some 12 million euros ($15 million) from the country's main pharmaceutical firm Galenika.</p> <p>The eight, including a former Galenika manager, are suspected of misappropriating the money through fraudulent deals while buying raw materials for medicine and through illegal sales of medicine, Serbian police head Milorad Veljovic told reporters.</p> <p>The arrests were carried out in Belgrade and two other Serbian towns, he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130518/serbia-arrests-eight-over-pharma-firm-embezzlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Galenika a.d. Languages of Europe Politics AFP Sat, 18 May 2013 14:00:27 +0000 5840939 at http://www.globalpost.com 18 Ibero-American films to be screened in Shanghai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130617/18-ibero-american-films-be-screened-shanghai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shanghai, Jun 17 (EFE).- Ibero-American films will not compete in the Shanghai International Film Festival, or SIFF, but will be represented with 18 films in Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Basque and Catalan, among the more than 300 selected for event.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130617/18-ibero-american-films-be-screened-shanghai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iberian Romance languages Languages of Europe Languages of Spain Agencia EFE Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:05:20 +0000 5859083 at http://www.globalpost.com 13 dead, 32 injured in bus crash in Montenegro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/13-dead-32-injured-bus-crash-montenegro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thirteen people died and 32 others were injured when a Romanian bus carrying some 46 passengers crashed in a Montenegro gorge on Sunday, Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic said.</p> <p>"In an extremely serious accident, 13 people were killed and 32 injured, seven of them in a life-threatening condition," Konjevic told reporters at the scene of the crash.</p> <p>Konjevic clarified that the bus had Romanian and not Ukrainian licence plates, as previously reported by the police.</p> <p>The identities or nationalities of the victims have not yet been revealed.</p> <p>str-an/boc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Disaster Languages of Europe AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:32:34 +0000 5865212 at http://www.globalpost.com English profanity earns place in standard German dictionary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/english-profanity-earns-place-standard-german-dictionary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Note: contains profanity throughout story)</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - The English profanity "shitstorm" is so widely used by Germans, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, that the country's most prestigious dictionary has included it in its latest edition.</p> <p>"Over the last few years, 'shitstorm' has entered everyday usage so that's why it now appears in the new printed edition of the dictionary," said Nicole Weiffen, head of communications at Duden, which publishes Germany's standard dictionary.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/english-profanity-earns-place-standard-german-dictionary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> German language Human Interest Languages of Europe Linguistics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:35:25 +0000 5874864 at http://www.globalpost.com Garden at University of Saskatchewan named for Ukrainian feminist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130802/garden-at-university-saskatchewan-named-ukrainian-feminist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SASKATOON - A garden at the University of Saskatchewan has been dedicated to a Ukrainian writer and feminist.</p> <p>Thursday was the 100th anniversary of the death of Lesya Ukrainka, who advocated for women's rights in Russia and died at the age of 42.</p> <p>A tall, bronze statue of Ukrainka, with crossed arms and determined expression, has been moved to the garden outside the Murray Library.</p> <p>Kenn Ladd says the statue was first unveiled in 1976 but has been refurbished before its move to its new home.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130802/garden-at-university-saskatchewan-named-ukrainian-feminist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Languages of Europe Lesya Ukrainka The Canadian Press Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:02:24 +0000 5900623 at http://www.globalpost.com