Congress Runs Out Of Time Can’t Pass Trade Bill

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s hopes of securing “fast-track” trade negotiating authority from Congress this year look certain to be dashed given the limited time left on the congressional calendar, the No. 2 House Democrat said […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News

Suicide Bommbings Blast Iran’s embassy in Lebanon

By Laila Bassam and Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) – Two suicide bombings rocked Iran’s embassy compound in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including an Iranian cultural attache and hurling bodies and burning wreckage across a debris-strewn street.

by · November 19, 2013 · Uncategorized

Philippines, U.S. Embassy Manila Life Saving Supplies Reaching Disaster Area

U.S. Embassy Manila @usembassymanila Hygiene kits/water containers in distribution area. Life-saving supplies for disaster-affected families #USGReliefpic.twitter.com/k4MmiWqzS3 Nov 17

by · November 19, 2013 · Bulletin Board, World News

$110 million in Typhoon damaged crop losses in the Pilippines

MILAN (Reuters) – The typhoon that hit the Philippines has resulted in crop losses worth $110 million and an overall damage to the agriculture sector of more than twice that figure, preliminary estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

by · November 19, 2013 · World News

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

Lo-cal wines of the weight-watching consumer

By Leslie Gevirtz NEW YORK (Reuters) – Winemakers are luring health-conscious, weight-watching consumers to shops with low-calorie wines that are 100 calories or less per glass.

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Health & Nutrition

Home Depot raises 2013 forecast

By Dhanya Skariachan (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc <HD.N> raised its 2013 forecast for the third time this year as rising home prices encourage more Americans to invest in their properties and complete delayed projects.

by · November 19, 2013 · Business

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

European Central Bank urged to loosen purse strings

By Robin Emmott and Sakari Suoninen BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A leading international think-tank urged the European Central Bank on Tuesday to loosen the purse strings further and buy euro zone government and corporate bonds accelerate a weak recovery. The Paris-based […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business

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