Government and politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — And on Thursday, the Dalai Lama prayed in the U.S. Senate.
With dozen of lawmakers listening raptly, the Nobel laureate from Tibet opened the session with his favorite prayer and words of advice. He delivered his brief remarks in both a foreign tongue as well as self-described "broken English."
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia has formally set April 27 as the date of the country's early parliamentary election, which was forced after government coalition partners failed to agree on a presidential candidate.
The decision was signed Thursday by parliament speaker Trajko Veljanoski.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has kept its main interest rate at a record low of 0.25 percent, holding off on more stimulus as economic indicators suggest the modest recovery is gaining strength.