14 hanged as Afghan government returns to executions

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen Afghans have been executed by hanging so far this week, and two more are due to be executed soon, officials said on Wednesday, ending a four-year virtual moratorium on the use of the death penalty [...]

European Union suspends enforcement of carbon tax on air travel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- The European Commission of the European Union on Monday announced it will suspend enforcing its controversial carbon tax on air travel until at least autumn 2013, creating space for political negotiations to agree [...]

Euro area unemployment rate hits record 11.6 percent

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- The euro area (EA17) unemployment rate reached a record 11.6 percent in September, up a tenth of a percentage point when compared to the previous month, the European Union (EU) said on Tuesday. The unemployment [...]

European Union bans Syrian flights from its airports

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- Passenger and cargo flights operated by Syrian airlines will no longer be allowed to land at airports in the European Union (EU) under new sanctions adopted Monday to further increase pressure on the regime of [...]

At least 7 Turkish soldiers killed in roadside bomb

ANKARA, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- A bomb attack on Tuesday targeted a military vehicle and killed at least seven Turkish soldiers in the eastern region of the country, local authorities said. The attack occurred in the district of Atatürk in [...]