Politics

UPDATE: Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

UPDATE: Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

Published 01/01/2013

WASHINGTON — Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class [more…]

Turkey accuses EU of bigotry, says its reforms are ignored

Turkey accuses EU of bigotry, says its reforms are ignored

Published 31/12/2012

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey accused the European Union of bias and bigoted attitudes towards the EU candidate country on Monday and blamed it for undermining [more…]

Merkel says euro zone crisis far from over

Merkel says euro zone crisis far from over

Published 30/12/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - The euro zone sovereign debt crisis is far from over even though reform measures designed to address the roots of the problem [more…]

Merkel’s rival Steinbrueck says euro zone austerity too severe

Merkel’s rival Steinbrueck says euro zone austerity too severe

Published 30/12/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck, who is running against Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year's election, said austerity measures being imposed [more…]

Spain does not need European help for now, says PM

Spain does not need European help for now, says PM

Published 28/12/2012

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday that Spain did not need to tap for now the European Central Bank's bond-buying [more…]

Putin says Russia could join Cyprus bailout effort

Putin says Russia could join Cyprus bailout effort

Published 21/12/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country could provide support to Cyprus as part of an international bailout for the indebted island, [more…]

Russia’s Putin set for stand-off with EU on Syria, energy

Russia’s Putin set for stand-off with EU on Syria, energy

Published 20/12/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Union leaders are likely to clash over issues ranging from Syria to trade, energy and human [more…]

Amnesty warns of crisis for migrants in Greece

Amnesty warns of crisis for migrants in Greece

Published 20/12/2012

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is detaining migrants, including children, in inhuman conditions unworthy of a member country of the European Union, human rights group Amnesty [more…]

EU ends Thomson Reuters codes probe after concessions

EU ends Thomson Reuters codes probe after concessions

Published 20/12/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators dropped an antitrust investigation into Thomson Reuters on Thursday after the company made it easier for customers using its [more…]

Sirius XM names Jim Meyer as interim CEO

Sirius XM names Jim Meyer as interim CEO

Published 19/12/2012

(Reuters) - Sirius XM Radio Inc named Jim Meyer as interim chief executive, effective immediately, the satellite radio company announced on Wednesday. Meyer, currently president [more…]