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

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