UPCOMING IN EUROPE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 09, 2014
AP EXCLUSIVE: TURKEY-DOCTORS UNDER FIRE
ISTANBUL -- The tear gas at Taksim Square was so thick that doctors trying to treat the wounded in a makeshift clinic could barely breathe or see. So a group of doctors set off to find relief in a nearby hospital. They turned into an alley and came face-to-face with police, who launched tear gas canisters straight at the medics. While some medics this summer complained of mistreatment as they treated protesters against the Turkish government, the extent of the harassment has now become much clearer. In interviews with The Associated Press over the three months since, more than a dozen doctors said authorities had assaulted them with tear gas, chased and beat protesters in hospitals, pressured them to reveal the names of patients and ignored calls for more resources. An AP Exclusive. By Desmond Butler and Ayse Wieting. SENT: 1,930 words, photos.
FLORENCE, Italy -- Amanda Knox's appeals trial continues with her ex-boyfriend's defense team giving final summations. By Colleen Barry. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon.
COPENHAGEN -- Easy on the cinnamon! That advice from Denmark's food authority has rankled pastry chefs whose popular cinammon rolls were found to violate the European Union's spice rules. By Jan M. Olsen. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos, by 1000GMT.
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
FRANKFURT, Germany -- European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.
BERLIN -- Germany's Economy Ministry releases November industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy.