Independence Day

Independence Day News

  • Greece’s Alpha, Piraeus Banks Start Sale to Boost Capital

    Alpha Bank A.E. said it has enough demand for all its stock as the Greek lender joined Piraeus Bank SA in selling 3 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in shares to bolster capital.

  • European Stocks Rebound Before U.S. Consumer, House Data

    European stocks rose the most in three weeks as better-than-forecast U.S. consumer-confidence and housing data signaled the world’s largest economy has rebounded from the harsh winter.

  • Belarus Independence Day Protesters Sentenced After 400 Arrests

    Belarusian protesters received sentences of as much as 15 days in jail today after police arrested almost 400 people yesterday during demonstrations on the country’s Independence Day, human rights groups said.

  • Park Extols Korea Bonanza With a North-South Unification

    President Park Geun Hye, who became South Korea’s first woman leader by promising a more “creative economy,” begins her second year vowing to pursue the unprecedented prosperity she said will result from unification with North Korea amid flagging interest from many citizens more than six decades after the peninsula’s war.

  • Girls Kidnapped for Forced Marriage Suffer Rising Crime in India

    Rupsona’s kidnappers struck at dusk, when most children in her village in eastern India were outside playing and their parents were resting after tending crops all day. The 14-year-old student had just finished geography class and was walking home along a road lined with rice paddies when she felt a blade at her throat.

  • Ivory Coast Says Army Attacks Sought to Disrupt Independence Day

    Attacks on Ivory Coast’s military were meant to disrupt security before a national holiday, with officials looking into a possible link with a postponed appearance by ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court, according to a government official.

  • Nigeria Arrests Three More Independence Day Car Bomb Suspects

    Nigeria’s State Security Service said it arrested three additional suspects in connection with a double car-bombing on Independence Day last year that killed 12 people in Abuja, the capital.

  • America’s Most Disagreeable Holiday

    This Fourth of July in the Connecticut town where I live, a small group of residents, many of them veterans, will gather on the green to read aloud the entire text of the Declaration of Independence. This solemn and salutatory ritual serves as a reminder that if we want to know what America is all about, the Declaration, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the place to start.

  • Obama's Independence Day Theme: Betting on America

    July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Julianna Goldman reports on President Barack Obama's "Betting on America" bus tour. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Draghi-Carney Seek Independence Day Break From Bernanke

    European central bankers broke new ground to protect their economies from a U.S.-led surge in bond yields, indicating they will keep benchmark interest rates low for longer than investors bet.

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