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Storm Flooded streets Sardinia

San Gavino, Monreale Sardinia

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News

Storms cause major flooding in Sardinian countryside

  Torpe, Sardinia flooding devastates Sardinian countryside.

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News

No revenue hike No grand budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Tuesday that budget negotiators in Congress would probably fail to strike a far-reaching deal unless Republicans agree to raise revenues and overhaul the tax code.

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News

Iran seeks sanctions relief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran will meet this week in Geneva with the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany to discuss a proposed deal under which Tehran would suspend parts of its nuclear program in exchange for limited […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Features, World News

Germany seeks no spying agreement

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is seeking “credible and verifiable” commitments from the United States to guarantee the privacy of German citizens, according to a draft coalition document that reflects lingering resentment in Berlin over the U.S. response to spying allegations.

by · November 19, 2013 · World News

Venezuela’s parliament set to grant President Maduro year-long decree powers

By Andrew Cawthorne and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s parliament looked set on Tuesday to grant President Nicolas Maduro year-long decree powers he says are needed to regulate the economy and stamp out corruption but adversaries view as a […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, World News

Virginia state senator stabbed

(Reuters) – A Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed and critically wounded at his home early on Tuesday, and his son was found dead of a gunshot wound, local media reported. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat, was being […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Domestic News

Iran hopes for progress in Geneva talks

ROME (Reuters) – Iran can make serious progress in talks on resolving a standoff over its nuclear ambitions at a meeting of world powers in Geneva this week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday. Speaking in Rome […]

by · November 19, 2013 · World News

Norway seeks Productivity

By Camilla Knudsen and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – Weak productivity growth is the Norwegian economy’s biggest challenge and reducing reliance on its massive offshore oil sector is the new government’s main priority, finance minister Siv Jensen said on Tuesday. […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, World News

News from the 45th Precinct

The police activity this evening on City Island involved a suspect who lead the NYPD on a vehicular chase to the end of the Island and then attempted to escape on foot. He has since been apprehended.

by · November 18, 2013 · Local News

U.N. Urges Clean Up Coal!

By Alister Doyle and Susanna Twidale WARSAW (Reuters) – The U.N. climate chief urged a radical clean-up of the coal industry on Monday to help limit global warming, at an industry meeting in Warsaw condemned by environmentalists as a distraction […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News

College Enrollment Down ? Will Tuition Be Next?

By Liz Weston LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. college enrollment is declining. That may cause students and their parents to hope tuition costs will go down, but they should not count on that. In classical economics, lower demand typically triggers […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News, Education News

Saudia Arabia Turns Its Back On Oil !

By Daniel Fineren DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia may be starting to overcome a long addiction to generating electricity from its own oil, easing a nagging concern for a global market reliant on free-flowing crude exports from the kingdom. Over […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News

Pastor to Face Church Trial Over Officiating At Same Sex Marriage

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A Methodist pastor accused of violating the denomination’s teachings by officiating at a same-sex marriage was set to face a church trial on Monday in rural Pennsylvania. The trial for Rev. Frank Schaefer, who […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News, Features

Supreme Court Justice Concerned Over Federal Judge Requiring Race And Gender Be Taken Into Account In Selecting A Legal Team

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Supreme Court justice expressed concerns on Monday about how a federal judge required plaintiffs’ lawyers to take race and gender into account in picking their legal team. The court declined to review […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News, Features