Tuesday, March 26, 2013

World News Briefs -- March 26,, 2013

Cyprus Bail-Out: Savers Will Be Raided To Save Euro In Future Crises, Says Eurozone Chief -- The Telegraph

Savings accounts in Spain, Italy and other European countries will be raided if needed to preserve Europe's single currency by propping up failing banks, a senior eurozone official has announced.

The new policy will alarm hundreds of thousands of British expatriates who live and have transferred their savings, proceeds from house sales and other assets to eurozone bank accounts in countries such as France, Spain and Italy.

The euro fell on global markets after Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch chairman of the eurozone, announced that the heavy losses inflicted on depositors in Cyprus would be the template for future banking crises across Europe.

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Syrian opposition calls for Nato protection - live updates.

Opposition takes Syria seat at Arab League. In blow to Assad, opposition takes Syria's Arab summit seat.

Syria's Alkhatib explains why he quit as rebel head.

Espionage ring in Saudi Arabia linked to Iran: interior ministry.

UK points finger at Iran in Bahrain unrest.

Turkish jets fly over Kurd rebel camps in Iraq: source.

Israel to resume transfer of PA tax revenue.


North Korea orders military to combat ready; target U.S..

Japan, Australia to sanction N.Korean bank as part of U.S.-led crackdown.

Nuclear waste a growing headache for SKorea.

Death toll from Myanmar religious riots up to 40.

Vietnam accuses China of firing flare at fishermen.

Daughter of Uzbek leader tweets to deny health reports.

A diplomatic star is born as Chinese first lady dazzles on first foreign tour.


Looters, gunmen roam Central African Republic capital after coup.

CAR rebel chief 'suspends constitution'.

Egypt orders activists' arrests after Brotherhood clashes. Tensions escalate in Egypt with arrest orders for activists.

Ethiopia says foils Somali rebel plot to seize U.N. staff.

Congo warlord denies guilt in first appearance at Hague court. Bosco Ntaganda denies Congo atrocities at international criminal court.

Chinese President hails ties with Africa on Tanzania visit.

Libya FM: Gadhafi family granted Oman asylum.


Cyprus bail-out: live.

Eurozone Chief: Personal savings accounts in Spain, Italy will be raided to save euro.

Cyprus students hold protest rally as banks stay shut.

Cyprus banks remain closed to prevent run on deposits. Cyprus to bring in weekly cash curbs.

Cyprus rescue marks "game-changer" for Europe's banks.

Georgian parliament curbs powers of rival President.

U.S. tries to assure Poland after another shift on ballistic missile defense.

EU backs Croatia to join in July as 28th member state.

British Muslims fighting in Syria could commit terrorist attacks in UK.

Italian high court overturns Amanda Knox’s acquittal, orders new trial for murder of British student.

Post-mortem shows Russian tycoon died from hanging.


Venezuelan leader warns of sabotage plans.

Peru declares Amazon oil contamination emergency.

Argentina demands UN reject Falklands vote.

Supporters of Guatemalan ex-dictator deny genocide.

Hollingsworth v Perry: U.S. Supreme Court weighs gay marriage.


REPORT: Esquire's Osama Bin Laden 'shooter' didn't really pull the trigger.

Drone warfare: Niger becomes latest frontline in US war on terror.

Mali: Hard-pressed al-Qaida calls for aid.


Exclusive: Open software group files complaint against Microsoft to EU.

BRICS wrangle over new development bank.

Cyprus isn’t over, it’s still a ‘disaster for All of us’: Steve Forbes.

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