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

U.S. To Train Libyan Security Forces

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military is working on plans to train 5,000 to 7,000 members of the Libyan security forces and also special operations forces who can carry out counter-terrorism missions, a senior U.S. military official said. Libya’s government […]

by · November 17, 2013 · World News

French President Francois Hollande Assured Isreal Of Its Opposition to Iran’s Nuclear Program

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – President Francois Hollande assured Israel on Sunday that France would continue to oppose an easing of economic sanctions against Iran until it was convinced Tehran had ended a pursuit of nuclear weapons. Hollande’s pledge […]

by · November 17, 2013 · World News

Negotiations To Set Up International Carbon Markets Break Down

By Stian Reklev and Michael Szabo WARSAW (Reuters) – International negotiations on how to set up new carbon markets to cut greenhouse gas levels broke down over the weekend in Warsaw, sources said, after developing nations refused to progress the […]

by · November 17, 2013 · Business, World News

Deutsche Telekom Will Launch A Secure Internet Service

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom said it would launch a secure internet service next year for smaller companies that find it hard to pay for defenses against sophisticated forms of cyber crime. The firm presented the plan at a […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Features

Canadian Pianist Brings “Dead” Composers Back To Life

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin is an archaeologist-cum-miracle worker of the piano who has almost single-handedly brought “dead” 19th-century composers back to life with his powerful, nimble fingers and keen intellect. Although he has recorded […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Features

Top U.S. Hedge Funds Play The Consumer Sector

By Sam Forgione, Katya Wachtel and Svea Herbst-Bayliss NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. hedge fund managers in the third quarter zoned in on the consumer sector, with investment plays ranging from Sotheby’s <BID.N>, a high-end auction house that caters […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Business

News Reports Overstate Potential Benefits Of Novel Treatments For Eye Diseases

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – News reports often overhype the potential benefits of novel treatments for disabling eye diseases, a new study suggests. Broadcast and Internet news reports, in particular, tended to be more enthusiastic about so-called […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Uncategorized

300 People Arrested World Wide For Child Pornography

TORONTO (Reuters) – More than 300 people, including teachers, coaches and doctors, have been arrested worldwide on child pornography charges after a Canadian-led investigation. Toronto police said on Thursday the arrest of 348 people, including 108 in Canada, 76 in […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Uncategorized

Fake Obamacare Websites Shut Down

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – Authorities in California shut down 10 fake Obamacare websites, amid nationwide concern among law enforcement officials about potential fraud during the program’s rollout, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday. The sites, which […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Uncategorized

Humans First Made Dogs Their Best Friends In Prehistoric Europe

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Humans first made dogs their best friends in prehistoric Europe, where groups of hunter-gathers learnt to tame dangerous wolves into companions between 19,000 and 32,000 years ago, scientists said on Thursday. The new research, […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Science

Kidnapped Child Reunited With Mother After 34 Years

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A U.S.-born man who was abducted as a child, taken to Mexico and robbed of all his money in a harrowing trek back to the United States more than three decades later has […]

by · November 15, 2013 · Uncategorized