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DRC called on to address sexual violence

PARIS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Members of the human rights community Wednesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to enact legal reforms to address incidents of sexual violence.
U.N. opposes Haiti's Duvalier ruling

U.N. opposes Haiti's Duvalier ruling

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier must face charges for serious human rights violations that took place during his rule, the United Nations said.
ECB holds bank-to-bank lending rate intact

ECB holds bank-to-bank lending rate intact

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The European Central Bank said Thursday it would leave its bank-to-bank overnight lending rate intact at 1 percent.
Van Damme: I'm 100 percent healthy

Van Damme: I'm 100 percent healthy

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Belgian action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme says he is "100 percent healthy" despite reports this week claiming he suffered a minor heart attack.
Van Damme recovering from a heart attack

Van Damme recovering from a heart attack

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Belgian-born film actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is recovering from a minor heart attack he suffered on a New Orleans movie set, his representatives say.

European Central Bank lowers lending rate

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 2 (UPI) -- The European Central Bank said Thursday it would lower its key lending rate a quarter of a percentage point to 1.25 percent, effective April 8.

Praise and caution from Eurozone leaders

STASBOURG, France, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Eurozone leaders in France praised the group's ability to react forcefully during a crisis at an anniversary event celebrating the euro's first decade.

Euro leaders gather for financial summit

PARIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- European leaders were meeting Saturday at an emergency Paris summit to discuss a coordinated approach to the global financial crisis, officials said.
Sarkozy wants global financial summit

Sarkozy wants global financial summit

MARSEILLES, France, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday there needs to be a global summit on the financial crisis.

Lending rate unchanged at ECB

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 6 (UPI) -- The European Central Bank left its key interest rate unchanged at 4 percent, the bank announced Thursday.

EU ministers to ask China to free up yuan

LUXEMBOURG , Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Eurozone ministers said they would press China to let its currency float more freely instead of holding the yuan stable against a number of currencies.

Haiti's 'Baby Doc' may get millions

MIAMI, May 24 (UPI) -- Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, better known as "Baby Doc," could receive up to $5.6 million from a Swiss bank account.

ECB hikes key eurozone rate to 3.5 percent

BRUSSELS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The European Central Bank raised a key interest rate Thursday to 3.5 percent in its continuing campaign to pre-empt inflation.

ECB holds key interest rate steady

BRUSSELS, July 6 (UPI) -- The European Central Bank held a key interest rate steady Thursday at 2.75 percent, as economists had expected it would do.

Van Damme showing interest in Bollywood

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 16 (UPI) -- Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is reportedly "curious" about Bollywood, the informal name given to India's film industry.
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