• Germany: "Works councils need binding rights"
    2014-01-07 20:44:30 UTC

    <h3>Yasmin Fahimi, an official with Germany's mining, chemicals and energy union IG BCE, explains why reform of company-level co-determination is a key issue in the country's forthcoming parliamentary elections.</h3> INTERVIEW <h3>"Ms Fahimi, Germany's Works Constitution Act was last updated 12 years ago, when the Social Democrat-G...
  • Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face hard choices
    2014-01-01 20:49:52 UTC

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region Thursday, the American message to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders is clear: It's time to start making hard decisions. Kerry is bringing his own ideas for the outlines of a peace deal, and early indications are that the plan will include hard-t...
  • America's biggest unfinished business in 2013
    2013-12-22 04:56:34 UTC

    When witnessing others' pain makes us feel uneasy or uncomfortable, it is easy to turn the other way. When those people are different, turning away is even easier. The things I have seen and heard in my work this year are what most people deem inappropriate for dinner conversation: decomposed bodies, orphaned children, soldiers with li...
  • US: Gun Violence Since Newtown
    2020-06-09 21:50:47 UTC

    We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem. This article is a work of aggregation building on the reporting of scores of Patch reporters across more than 900 sites. It was written by John Ness and Catherine Crawford in consultation with ...
  • AP Interview: Egypt's Moussa defends draft charter
    2013-12-11 07:11:47 UTC

    CAIRO (AP) — The chairman of a panel that wrote Egypt's draft constitution defended the document Tuesday as guaranteeing democracy and freedoms, but he offered cautious criticism of a recent law restricting street protests. Amr Moussa, a former longtime Arab League chief and Egyptian foreign minister, spoke with The Associated Press...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Pope is preaching 'pure Marxism'
    2013-12-02 18:33:28 UTC

    (CNN) – Pope Francis: Successor to St. Peter ... the people's pontiff ... Marxist? That's what conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggests, calling the Pope's latest document "pure Marxism." Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wednesday, a day after Francis released "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel), a 50,000-...
  • 'This country was built on violence'
    2013-12-02 16:53:16 UTC

    <h3>The director has never been short of opinions – so why has he become evasive when we catch up with him in Brooklyn?</h3> With the interview over, Spike Lee finally opens up. For 40 minutes the film director has sat in a defensive crouch, with his arms folded and his legs crossed, parrying questions as though they were accusati...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday
    2013-12-02 07:32:06 UTC

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. OFFICIALS PROBE DEADLY NYC COMMUTER TRAIN DERAILMENT Investigators looking into the Metro-North wreck are due to examine factors ranging from track conditions to the crew's performance. 2. WORST TECH ISSUES COULD BE OVER...
  • Don’t Deport Me Away From My Sons
    2013-11-28 09:07:26 UTC

    <h3>Petitioning Department of Homeland Security. ICE: Don’t Deport Me Away From My Sons; Grant Me Prosecutorial Discretion</h3>Petition by Tsatsral Bekhbat Omaha, NE I am a wife, a mother of three boys, and long-standing member of my community in Omaha, Nebraska. But despite President Obama’s declaration that people like me s...
  • Iranian activist criticises French stance in nuclear talks
    2013-11-25 01:05:50 UTC

    <h3>Emadeddin Baghi says France's tough position plays into hands of hardliners and undermines work of human rights campaigners</h3> One of Iran's most respected activists, Emadeddin Baghi, has criticised France's stance in nuclear talks in Geneva. In a letter addressed to France's president, François Hollande, Baghi said France's t...
    2013-11-17 05:07:34 UTC

    <h3>Billy Abueme's opinions</h3> Typhoon Yolanda – Guiuan, Eastern Samar, November 08, 2013 among all similar disasters that hover the Philippine government. The weather bureau of the Philippines had detected and announced that a super typhoon heading its direction towards the Philippine area of responsibility. Directions, area c...
  • The Craigslist killers
    2013-11-10 11:16:40 UTC

    <h3>More than 100 men replied to an advert on Craigslist offering work on a farm. Some of them were shot dead. The killers thought no one would miss their victims but, as Hanna Rosin reports, their story reveals a surprising truth about the emotional lives of men in a time of recession and family breakdown</h3> <b><i> Wanted: Car...
  • Analysis: Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in
    2013-11-06 19:09:46 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and rigidity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters gave Republican Chris Christie a second term and rewarded him for his bipartisan, get-it-done, inclusive pitch. In swing state Virginia, voters narrowly rejected Republican Ken Cuccinelli's uncompromising, conserva...
  • A look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
    2013-11-04 16:48:46 UTC

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohammed Morsi, appeared in court Monday on charges of inciting murder during December clashes at the presidential palace in Cairo. The trial is part of a wide-scale crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood by the military-backed government after the nation's top general removed Morsi on ...
  • Fed up with Congress over the NSA or shutdown? 5 tips to get your voice heard
    2013-10-28 17:13:47 UTC

    Take a page out of the Tea Party playbook and don't just get angry, get organised. You can do a lot more than call or tweet. We've all been there. That moment when you look at the US government, shake your head and wonder: how did it get this bad? Recent polling indicates that 60% of Americans would like to fire everyone in Congres...
  • AP Interview: NJ's Christie blames aid delay on DC
    2013-10-27 10:34:58 UTC

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he understands victims' frustrations a year after Superstorm Sandy but maintains that his administration isn't to blame for delays in aid reaching victims. In an interview with The Associated Press as the anniversary of the Oct. 29 megastorm approached, Christie blamed Congress, which to...
  • Mark Zandi: A debt default would be a "cataclysmic"
    2013-10-07 08:52:47 UTC

    JUDY WOODRUFF: And we return to the shutdown of most of the federal government with a closer look at the economic fallout. For that, we turn to a pair of economists who have been watching and writing on this, Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial in Chicago and Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics. Welcome back to the program. Mark Zand...
  • AP Interview: Uruguay's first lady like no other
    2013-10-03 09:31:28 UTC

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Lucia Topolansky is a first lady like no other. An outspoken senator, former Tupamaro guerrilla and key member of her country's ruling coalition, she is more than qualified to follow her husband Jose Mujica into the presidency. But would she? "No way," she told The Associated Press in an interview in he...
  • Analysis: Iran outreach to US faces tests at home
    2013-09-28 19:03:00 UTC

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Before leaving for the United Nations, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said he hoped to open a new era in dialogue with Washington. He returned to Tehran on Saturday with more in hand than even the most optimistic predictions. Now begins the harder task for Rouhani and his inner circle of Western-e...
  • AP Interview: UN aid official demands Syria access
    2013-09-24 07:48:23 UTC

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Aid workers must be given access if parts of Syria come under a cease-fire to allow chemical weapons experts to try to bring the country's stockpile under international control, the head of the U.N.'s World Food Program said. Ertharin Cousin told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that an agreement und...
  • AP Analysis: US-Russia Syria deal props up Assad
    2013-09-21 07:34:17 UTC

    BEIRUT (AP) — For Syria's divided and beleaguered rebels, the creeping realization that there will not be a decisive Western military intervention on their behalf is a huge psychological blow. President Bashar Assad's regime has gained strength, largely because the world community is concerned that if he is toppled the result may be...
  • Why women have a right to sex-selective abortion
    2013-09-19 20:32:49 UTC

    As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter why any woman wants to end her pregnancy. If it's to select for sex, that's her choice. When you talk about being pro-choice, sex selective abortion is often slung at you as the triumphant gotcha. "You love women so much you want them to be in charge of what grows inside their bodies, but w...
  • Sting: 'Have you ever heard me complain?'
    2013-09-13 05:03:05 UTC

    What a pretentious wanker I am!" shouts Sting loudly. We are on the French Riviera, sitting at a quiet table on the balcony of the house – now a hotel – where F Scott Fitzgerald wrote Tender is the Night, and I have just reminded Sting of a remark he made in 1987. Then a 36-year-old superstar promoting a new album, Nothing Like the Sun...
  • What Putin didn't tell the American people about Syria
    2013-09-13 17:35:29 UTC

    It's not what Vladimir Putin's New York Times op-ed says that's so worrisome; it's what it doesn't say. As a Russian and as someone who has been to Syria multiple times since the beginning of the conflict to investigate war crimes and other violations, I would like to mention a few things Putin overlooked … There is not a single men...
  • Iran's reaction to possible US attack on Syria shows signs of restraint
    2013-09-04 06:53:28 UTC

    Behind more moderate rhetoric, some still expect Tehran to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Damascus if latter is attacked. Early this year, Ali Akbar Velayati, the top international affairs adviser to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said of Syria's embattled president: "Bashar al-Assad is our red line and we will supp...