Archive July 2013

House passes Iran sanctions bill to slash oil exports

House passes Iran sanctions bill to slash oil exports

Published 31/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives easily passed a bill on Wednesday to tighten sanctions on Iran, showing a strong message to Tehran over [more…]

Mayor says didn’t get training, San Diego should pay for sex harassment defense

Mayor says didn’t get training, San Diego should pay for sex harassment defense

Published 31/07/2013

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, under mounting pressure to resign over sexual harassment accusations, deserves to have the city pay for [more…]

Congress finally votes to cut student loan interest rates

Congress finally votes to cut student loan interest rates

Published 31/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. college students will likely pay a reduced interest rate of 3.86 percent on their student loans for the new school year, [more…]

Uruguay’s Congress debates bill to regulate legal marijuana use

Uruguay’s Congress debates bill to regulate legal marijuana use

Published 31/07/2013

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Legislators in Uruguay hotly debated on Wednesday a measure backed by leftist President Jose Mujica that would create a government body to [more…]

Egypt’s rulers want to break up Brotherhood vigils

Egypt’s rulers want to break up Brotherhood vigils

Published 31/07/2013

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt faced the prospect of fresh bloodshed on Thursday after the country's army-backed rulers signaled they would move soon to disperse thousands [more…]

New Snowden leak upstages U.S. move to declassify documents

New Snowden leak upstages U.S. move to declassify documents

Published 31/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New revelations from former security contractor Edward Snowden that U.S. intelligence agencies have access to a vast online tracking tool came to [more…]

UK’s multitaskers take to Twitter to swap TV talk: report

Published 31/07/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Tweeting and texting while watching TV is supplanting the traditional water-cooler chat about the previous night's viewing among increasingly media-savvy Britons, the [more…]

Yemen’s president meets senators as U.S. grapples with Guantanamo detainee issue

Yemen’s president meets senators as U.S. grapples with Guantanamo detainee issue

Published 31/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi talked to U.S. senators on Wednesday as he to tries to persuade Washington to repatriate dozens of [more…]

Boos at Bayreuth, but Brunnhilde shines for Wagner 200th

Published 31/07/2013

BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - The gods did not go up in flames but the audience erupted in a fury of booing on Wednesday night as [more…]

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay shows signs of weakening

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay shows signs of weakening

Published 31/07/2013

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - The hunger strike that began nearly six months ago at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba [more…]