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Barcelona residents fight back against drunken, naked tourists

Friday, 22 August 2014 11:06
BARCELONA Spain (Reuters) - A record tourism year may be a boost for Spain's struggling economy, but in one corner of Barcelona residents are furious about drunken holidaymakers and a new fad for carousing naked in public. People of La Barceloneta, tucked behind a beachfront which attracts millions of visitors a year, have taken to the streets several days in a row to protest against a rise in unruly tourism and to demand more control…
McDonald's appoints former executive Mike Andres as U.S. head
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:06
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp named former executive Mike Andres as president of McDonald's USA replacing Jeff Stratton, as part of efforts to arrest falling sales in its home market. The world's biggest restaurant chain by revenue has been struggling in the United States, where tough competition from Wendy's Co and Burger King Worldwide Inc , as well as sluggish job and wage growth, are hurting sales. U.S. same-restaurant sales, which have been down or flat…
Dynegy cuts exposure to wholesale power with deals worth $6.25 billion
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:06
By Anannya Pramanick (Reuters) - Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets. Dynegy shares rose as much as 22.5 percent in early trading. The deals for select assets of Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners will nearly double Dynegy's national generating capacity and allow the company to retail electricity in Illinois,…
Wall Street little changed after Yellen comments
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:06
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, after the latest flare of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. After holding near the unchanged mark, futures lost ground after Ukrainian authorities said 90 trucks from a Russian aid convoy had crossed into Ukraine without permission and Ukraine's state security chief said the move amounted to a "direct…
Argentina slams U.S. Judge Griesa for 'imperialist' attitude
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:06
By Jorge A. Otaola and Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's new debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation. Latin America's No. 3 economy tipped into its second default in 12 years in July after U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa blocked payments to holders of debt issued under U.S. law that was restructured following its record default in…
Yellen says job market hampered
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:06
By Howard Schneider JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession and the Federal Reserve should move cautiously in determining when interest rates should rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday in a defense of her policy approach. In a speech at a central banking conference here, Yellen laid out in detail why she feels the unemployment rate alone is inadequate to evaluate the strength…
65 killed in Iraq mosque shooting, police say
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:01
STORY HIGHLIGHTSPolice: Gunmen kill at least 30 with automatic machine guns at mosqueMosque is in town of Baniyas, in Diyala province Baghdad (CNN) -- Gunmen shot and killed at least 30 people in a Sunni Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in Iraq's Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, police officials in the province said. The unidentified attackers used automatic machine guns in the Musab bin Omar mosque in the town of Baniyas, police said.
15 amazing spots to find natural bridges
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:01
The Green Bridge of Wales on the rocky Pembrokeshire coastline is one of the most famous spots in Wales. Less famous than its bigger national park cousins (Yellowstone and Grand Teton), Wyoming's Ayres Natural Bridge State Park offers a respite for visitors in the know.
DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone combination pills
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:01
STORY HIGHLIGHTSHydrocodone combination pills, also known as opioids, are becoming Schedule II drugsThe DEA categorizes drugs into one of five "schedules" Adderall and morphine among other drugs labeled as more restrictive Schedule II (CNN) -- One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly…
Two New Ebola Cases in Nigeria Traced to Traveler
Friday, 22 August 2014 10:59
Nigeria has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia.The two are spouses of caregivers who treated Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, both of whom later died. Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the two new cases are spouses of patients who had direct contact with Sawyer, who flew into the country last month with the virus and infected 11 others before…
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