Greek election results reignited concerns over the country's ability to stave off bankruptcy, though losses elsewhere were trimmed on hopes that France's new president may prompt a change in Europe's strategy to fight the debt crisis.
Athens (AFP) - Greek stocks plunged Thursday for a third straight day as the prime minister urged deputies to elect a new president next week and safeguard the country's fragile economic recovery.The Athens general index closed 7.35 percent down, with the top banks losing 5.29 and 13.89 percent.
Kabul (AFP) - Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan on Monday, taking power as NATO troops end their 13-year war without defeating the fierce Taliban insurgency.
TORONTO — All eyes will be focused on two Ontario ridings Thursday, where the results of the byelections could determine whether the province is headed for a spring election.
The votes in Niagara Falls and Thornhill, north of Toronto, which come on the one-year anniversary of Kathleen Wynne as premier, won’t change the status of her minority Liberal government.
But they could prompt one or both opposition parties to pull the trigger on Wynne’s government when time comes to pass the budget, expected next month.