Category Archives: Politics

Fading in 2016 race, Jeb Bush won't budge from policy focus

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that the portion of registered Republican voters who think Jeb Bush could win the general election, should he win his…

Greece, lenders strike deal to unlock further bailout funds

By Angeliki Koutantou & Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece & its international lenders have struck a deal on the latest set of reforms needed for Athens to receive 1…

Oil eyes 11-year low as IEA warns of worse glut, U.S. stays warm

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices extended their freefall on Friday, flirting with 11-year lows, after the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that global oversupply of crude…

Syria's Assad says won't talk to 'terrorists' as U.S. wants

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the United States & Saudi Arabia wanted "terrorist groups" to join peace talks proposed by world powers, & that nobody in Syria…

Dutch ban vaping for under 18s, say more harmful than thought

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Electronic cigarettes & water pipes will be banned in the Netherlands for children under 18 from next year, the government said, after finding that the devices…

Putin says Russia backs Free Syrian Army alongside Assad troops

By Dmitry Solovyov & Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army, providing it with air cover, arms &…

Blatter disputes Beckenbauer's World Cup 2006 claims

By Karolos Grohmann Lausanne, Switzerland (Reuters) – Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter refused to back up Franz Beckenbauer's accusation that 2006 German World Cup organisers had to pay world football's…

Finmeccanica CEO says Westland Helicopters not for sale

ROME (Reuters) – Italy's Finmeccanica has not received any offer for the British arm of its helicopter business AgustaWestland & does not plan to sell it anyway, the aerospace &…

Twelve years after conflict erupted, Darfur's 12 year-olds have big ambitions

By Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah NYALA, Sudan (Reuters) – The conflict that erupted in Sudan's western Darfur region 12 years ago shows no sign of ending yet it has not discouraged…

Standard Chartered completes 3.3 billion pound rights issue

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – Standard Chartered has completed a share sale to raise 3.3 billion pounds, bolstering its balance sheet under a plan to restore profitability after three years of…