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EUROPE NEWS AT 1900GMT

EUROPE NEWS AT 1900GMT

UPCOMING COVERAGE FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 14:
EUROPE-INTEREST RATES
FRANKFURT, Germany _ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set interest rates for the 16-nation euro zone. 1245GMT decision, followed by news conference.
GREECE-PROTESTS
ATHENS _ Students and police officers planning separate central Athens demonstrations in wake of last month's riots. Rallies scheduled to start 1000GMT. AP Photos.
OSCE-GREECE
VIENNA, Austria _ Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis outlines her country's priorities as it takes over the rotating chairmanship of the 56-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
GERMANY-BRITAIN
BERLIN _ German Chancellor Merkel meets with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to discuss the economy. News conference planned for 0940GMT. AP Photos.
GERMANY-MALI
BERLIN _ German Chancellor Merkel meets with Mali President Toure. News conference at 1415GMT.
GERMANY-WAX OBAMA
BERLIN _ Madame Tussauds Berlin presents new wax Obama figure. 0830GMT. AP Photos.
GERMANY-STASI
BERLIN _ Chancellor Merkel visits former Stasi archive in Berlin to mark the 19th anniversary of storming of building. News conference 1045GMT. AP Photos.
BRITAIN-ACADEMY AWARDS
LONDON _ Nominations announced for the British Academy film awards, considered an important pre-Oscars bellwether.
MOVED WEDNESDAY:
UKRAINE-RUSSIA-GAS
NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia _ Leaders of gas-starved European nations pressed Ukraine and Russia to restore supplies immediately as the EU threatened both with legal action for ripping apart the continent's winter heating plans. By Mansur Mirovalev. AP Photos.
WITH: POLAND-UKRAINE-GAS
WITH: EU-ENERGY SECURITY
BULGARIA-RUSSIA-UKRAINE-GAS
SOFIA, Bulgaria _ Bulgaria could begin running out of its last natural gas reserves at the end of January if the dispute between Ukraine and Russia drags on, the country's prime minister has warned. By Veselin Toshkov.
RUSSIA-UKRAINE-ANALYSIS
MOSCOW _ More than a week after Russia halted natural gas shipments to Europe through Ukraine, about one-fifth of Europe's supplies remains hostage to a conflict that goes far beyond energy prices. While the dispute has commercial roots, it is revealing itself increasingly to be a political struggle rooted in Ukraine's embrace of the West, domestic politics on both sides, and the Kremlin's ambition to expand its role as an energy superpower. By Douglas Birch.
CZECH-VACLAV HAVEL
PRAGUE, Czech Republic _ Former Czech President Vaclav Havel was in serious but stable condition, two days after undergoing minor surgery on his throat, a team of medical specialists said. By Karel Janicek. AP Photos.
LATVIA-ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS
RIGA, Latvia _ Latvia's government and opposition politicians blamed each other for rioting in the capital that left more than 40 people injured in the worst violence since the country split from the Soviet Union in 1991. By Gary Peach. AP Photos.
FRANCE-HORMONE TRIAL
PARIS _ A French court acquitted six doctors and pharmacists in the deaths of at least 114 people who contracted a brain-destroying disease after being treated with tainted human growth hormones. By Pierre-Antoine Souchard and Verena Von Derschau. AP Photos.
BRITAIN-GAZA
LONDON _ British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he has urged Israel's government to increase humanitarian access to Gaza and called on Arab leaders to make new demands on Hamas to disarm.
BUSINESS & FINANCE:
BRITAIN-BUSINESS
LONDON _ Britain's government took new steps Wednesday to ease the impact of the financial crisis, seeking to loosen up tight credit markets by guaranteeing billions of pounds of bank loans to small businesses. By David Stringer.
EUROPE-ECONOMY
LONDON _ The 16-nation euro zone will not experience a strong economic recovery until the second half of 2010 at the earliest, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said.
GERMANY-ECONOMY
BERLIN _ The German economy grows by 1.3 percent in 2008, slowing to about half the previous year's level as the global financial crisis took its toll on exports, preliminary government figures showed. By Geir Moulson.
BRITAIN-MAN GROUP
LONDON _ Man Group, the world's largest publicly traded hedge fund, said that managed assets fell 21 percent in the third quarter and that it was considering legal action over its exposure in the alleged Madoff fraud. By Jane Wardell.
The AP


Updated : 2021-04-20 19:01 GMT+08:00