Europe's leading institutions clashed in a rare sign of public discord Tuesday over what shape future financial rescues will take following the bailout for Cyprus, creating further uncertainty and concern about the safety of keeping large deposits in European banks.
A teenager adopted by an American couple has returned to Russia, claiming that his adoptive family treated him badly and that he lived on the streets of Philadelphia and stole just to survive, Russian state media reported.
Jonathan Evans has led MI5 as director general since 2007, and Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May announced to lawmakers Monday that the spy chief would be "moving on" after 33 years in the security services.
The fraudsters were convicted earlier this month of attempting to bilk the government of 2.8 million pounds ($4.2 million) in a plot reminiscent of the Academy Award-winning hit "Argo" - but without that movie's heroic hostage rescue.
After failing for a week to find a solution at home to a crisis that could force it into bankruptcy, Cypriot politicians were turning to the European Union on Sunday in a last-ditch effort to help the island nation forge a viable plan to secure an international bailout.