Politics

China seeks extra testing of U.S. pork for feed additive

China seeks extra testing of U.S. pork for feed additive

Published 20/02/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - China wants a third party to verify beginning March 1 that U.S. pork shipped to the country is free of a feed [more…]

News media relations with Obama hit low ebb over golf weekend

News media relations with Obama hit low ebb over golf weekend

Published 19/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Relations between the White House and the correspondents who cover it, always edgy and adversarial, have hit a low ebb in a [more…]

U.S. to operate 26 state health exchanges with little local help

U.S. to operate 26 state health exchanges with little local help

Published 19/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Tuesday that it will operate federal online health insurance marketplaces in 26 of the 50 U.S. states [more…]

Bulgaria sacks finance minister after protests

Bulgaria sacks finance minister after protests

Published 18/02/2013

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's rightist government on Monday sacked Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, who has kept a tight fiscal policy as the European Union's poorest [more…]

Germany wants comprehensive EU-U.S. free trade deal: minister

Germany wants comprehensive EU-U.S. free trade deal: minister

Published 17/02/2013

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler wants the European Union and the United States to reach a comprehensive transatlantic free trade agreement rather [more…]

EU calls for better conditions for Palestinians jailed in Israel

EU calls for better conditions for Palestinians jailed in Israel

Published 16/02/2013

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to improve conditions for Palestinians in its jails, and a Palestinian minister [more…]

Minimum wage hike may hurt corporate profits, Obama says

Minimum wage hike may hurt corporate profits, Obama says

Published 15/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that raising the minimum wage, as he has proposed, might trim corporate profits, but he added [more…]

EU urges Iran to be flexible at nuclear talks with big powers

EU urges Iran to be flexible at nuclear talks with big powers

Published 13/02/2013

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged Iran on Wednesday to show flexibility at this month's talks between Tehran and [more…]

House Republican aims to repeal Medicare doctor pay cuts

House Republican aims to repeal Medicare doctor pay cuts

Published 13/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will seek a permanent solution to scheduled steep cuts in physician payments from the federal Medicare [more…]

Italy’s Northern League vows to paralyze next government

Italy’s Northern League vows to paralyze next government

Published 13/02/2013

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's center-right plans to obstruct the government expected to emerge from an election in less than two weeks time and block legislation, [more…]