$200 Billion A Year Lost To Climate Change Extreme Weather Events!

By Nina Chestney WARSAW (Reuters) – Global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion a year over the last decade and look set to increase further as climate change worsens, a report by the […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, Domestic News, World News

Google And Microsoft To Block On Line Searches For Child Sex Abuse Images

LONDON (Reuters) – Google and Microsoft unveiled measures to block online searches for child sex abuse images on Monday as part of a bid by British authorities to crackdown on Internet pedophiles. The companies said as many as 100,000 search […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News

U.N. Urges Europe To Lead In Combating Climate Change

By Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the European Union on Monday to stay at the vanguard of efforts to combat climate change, sweeping aside arguments led by Poland and business leaders that the bloc […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, Science, World News

Major European Banks Accounting Practices Leave Investors Guessing

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Big variations in how major European Union banks do their accounts can leave investors guessing over their financial health and could also undermine financial stability, a top regulator said on Monday. Banks’ accounting practices […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News

Nelson Mandel in stable but critical condition

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Nelson Mandela remains in a stable but critical condition more than two months after hospital doctors treating him for a lung infection let him return home to convalesce, the South African government said on Monday. The former […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News

Jordan Seeks UN Security Council Seat

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan has formally submitted a bid for a two-year seat on the U.N. Security Council, officials said on Monday, after its ally Saudi Arabia rejected the position partly in protest over international failure to […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News

China Musters Medical Aid for the Philippines

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday it was ready to rush an emergency medical team to the Philippines to help survivors of the November 8 typhoon, and was just waiting for approval from Manila. China’s response to the disaster […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News

Women Rule! 30% Of All German Corporate Board Seats Must Be Held By Women

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed on Monday to introduce legislation requiring German companies to allot 30 percent of their non-executive board seats to women from 2016. Negotiators from the […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News

Paris Leftest Newspaper Attacked

PARIS (Reuters) – An assailant opened fire at the central Paris office of left-wing daily newspaper Liberation on Monday, seriously injuring one person before fleeing, a police official and staff at the newspaper said. The injured person was hit in […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News

Euro zone trade surplus grows

By Martin Santa BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone’s trade surplus grew more than expected in September as imports were flat and exports rose, data from the European Union statistics office Eurostat showed on Monday. The trade surplus for the […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News

Dollar Falls

By Anirban Nag LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar and the yen fell on Monday against growth-linked currencies which drew support from higher stock markets as investors cheered prospects of more economic reform in Asian powerhouse, China. Chinese shares posted their […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News

And the Cutting Continues Italy’s 2014 budget at risk

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Monday he was confident the country can reduce its deficit in 2014 due to a program of privatizations and a spending review. Last week the European Union warned Italy’s draft […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News

Berlusconi loses Itay Wins!

ROME (Reuters) – A split in the center-right party of Silvio Berlusconi means the Italian government will be more stable, Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Monday. On Saturday Berlusconi said his Forza Italia (FI) may no longer back Letta, […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News

LaGuardia Airport to get Flood Barriers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York State plans to spend $37.5 million on flood barriers and improved drainage at LaGuardia Airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, a little more than a year after flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy closed […]

by · November 17, 2013 · Local News

Fast Moving Storm System Headed This Way

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO (Reuters) – A fast-moving storm system spawned multiple tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, threatening some 53 million people across 10 Midwestern states on Sunday, U.S. weather officials said. The storm was headed toward Chicago with […]

by · November 17, 2013 · Domestic News