Norwegian court convicted on December 8 a 66-year-old man with a prison sentence of eight years over child sex abuse in Skype internet communication programme.
The European Central Bank has on December 8 stated that it would continue its quantitative easing programme no less than until December 2017 and would buy bonds for a smaller sum - 20 billion euros a month.
An unusual event has become one of Finland’s top media stories on December 7 – national postal service Posti is blamed for «losing» the latest release of social-democratic weekly Demokraatti in its entirety.
Reacting to reports that a number of iPhone users has have experienced battery «fires», U.S. tech giant Apple has this week blamed external factors, not the parts of the device for the accidents.
Russian government stated on December 7 that British commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are jointly acquiring a 19.5% stake in Rosneft, Russia's largest oil firm.
The European Union over the recent years transferred billions of euros to Ukraine, for the most part as direct budget support and yet EU’s European Court of Auditors stated on December 6 it was unable to say how the money was spent.
Head of German federal government Angela Merkel has states on December 6 that burka Islamic head-wear should be banned in the country within the limits of law.
Largest U.S. social networking companies have stated on December 5 that they cooperate to create a joint data base with images and videos that are employed to lure users into terrorist activities.
In a UN Security Council vote for a resolution urging to put in place a ceasefire in Syria’s possibly besieged second city of Aleppo, Russia and China have on December 5 used their right to veto.
International lenders have on December 5 pledged to ease the heavy debt burden of Greece after a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers.
Counterfeit goods on the market cause nine industries to lose more than EUR 48 billion every year, according to estimates calculated in studies performed by European Union Intellectual Property Office.
In the next year’s budget, members of the European Parliament have secured larger support to unemployed youngsters and Erasmus+, as well as initiatives for support of small and medium-sized businesses, transport infrastructure projects and research. Commitment appropriations for 2017 total EUR 157.8578 billion, and payment appropriations EUR 134.49 billion.