Twenty years on, Schaeuble pleads again for core Europe

Monday, 01 September 2014 06:49
PARIS (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble renewed a call for a core group of European Union countries to move ahead faster with economic and political integration, 20 years after his ground-breaking proposal fell on deaf ears in key partner France. In an article published in the Financial Times on Monday, Schaeuble proposed creating an EU commissioner with the power to reject national budgets that breach the bloc's fiscal rules, and establishing an inner-core…
Alec Baldwin avoids arrest after scuffle with photographer
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:49
Aug. 25: Alec Baldwin watches the match between Maria Sharapova, of Russia, and Maria Kirilenko, of Russia, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.AP Alec Baldwin flew into a rage and scuffled with a photographer outside an East Hampton playground Sunday — but avoided arrest by eating crow over the meltdown, the lensman told The Post. Freelancer Matt Agudo said he was snapping shots of Baldwin, wife Hilaria and…
Libya militias 'seize ministries'
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:49
1 September 2014Last updated at 12:41 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The US embassy is under militia control Continue reading the main story Libya after GaddafiLibya dragged into wider battleWill militias defeat democracy?Rogue general divides LibyansWhy is Libya lawless? Libya's militias have captured most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government has said.
Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:49
1 September 2014Last updated at 12:39 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint The effect of the conflict on the children of Iraq had been "catastrophic", Flavia Pansieri said Continue reading the main story Struggle for IraqIraq's next PMFleeing Mt SinjarArming the KurdsMosul Dam key The UN says it has received reports from Iraq that "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale".
Merciless Marquez back to winning ways
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:46
There's just no stopping Marc Marquez... Repsol Honda's record-breaking rider Marquez claimed his 11th Grand Prix win on Sunday at Silverstone at British leg of the MotoGP season in a scintillating race that saw the Spaniard overtake Movistar Yahama's Jorge Lorenzo three laps from the end.
Reports: Philippines foils Manila airport bombing
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:46
STORY HIGHLIGHTSFour men are accused of trying to set off a car bomb at Ninoy Aquino International AirportThey were allegedly trying to detonate the explosives in a van outside, state-run media reportThe Philippines News Agency said the suspects were caught before dawn Monday after a tipAgents from the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident (CNN) -- Four men have been arrested after allegedly trying to detonate a bomb at Manila's international airport…
Israel intercepts drone near Syrian border
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:46
An Israeli soldier walks near a border crossing Sunday in Quneitra. Israel shot down a drone over the area with a Patriot missile. STORY HIGHLIGHTSIsrael uses a Patriot missile to take down a drone from Syria in the Golan HeightsIt is the first time Israel has shot down a UAV from SyriaIt's unclear which group was operating the drone and whyAt least 44 United Nations peacekeepers were detained by militants in the Golan Heights
Labor Days: Where Did the 40-Hour Workweek Come From?
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:45
The realization of the 40-hour workweek that has become standard across many American industries was hard fought. It took deadly accidents, employees banding together and a White House willing to listen to make it happen. “It’s not just one incident, but it was a culmination of many events and many struggles that allowed this to become law,” said Angelica Santomauro, executive director of the American Labor Museum in Haledon, New Jersey.
5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)
Monday, 01 September 2014 05:48
The above photo was taken near Sangin in Afghanistan's Helmand Valley in 2008. The author is on the far left. Six years ago in Afghanistan my sniper team ran a three day mission to observe a tier-1 IED site (military-speak for a place with a high likelihood of having a roadside bomb emplaced at it). The hope was to take out the Taliban insurgent who had developed a deadly knack for effectively emplacing them without…
I Got You Covered: Ensuring Your Business Has Insurance When You Need It
Monday, 01 September 2014 05:48
Just in the last few years, there's been Hurricane Sandy thundering up the East Coast and causing more than $8 billion in damage to businesses just in New Jersey alone. On the other coast in California, the drought this year has racked up more than $2 billion in losses and cost thousands of job. Factor in record floods and tornadoes, and the threats aren't just to your life and safety, but to your company's survival…

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