You are here:

24 mins ago

French plan advances to strip passports from those convicted of terrorism | Reuters

PARIS President Francois Hollande's plan to strip French citizenship from people convicted of terrorism passed a first hurdle on Tuesday when the lower house of parliament backed controversial proposals introduced after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris last November. The National Assembly voted by 162-148 late on Tuesday to write a passport-stripping clause into the Constitution, despite misgivings by some lawmakers that it was too extreme. The vote appeared to only partially defuse concerns of a broad rebellion scuttling a proposal that some, notably members of the ruling Socialist Party, consider an ineffective, symbolic measure in France's battle against terrorism #Economy #Latin America #markets #opinion #Technology

40 mins ago

White House – disputes over South China Sea must not involve ‘bullying’ | Reuters

WASHINGTON The White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would deliver a tough message to China during a summit with Southeast Asian countries next week that disputes over the South China Sea must be resolved through global rules and not through "bullying." White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that disputes over the area must be handled in a way that is consistent with international norms and not by larger nations bullying smaller ones. Obama is hosting a summit with leaders from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday and Tuesday in California #article #Business #China #markets #North Korea

Feb 10, 2016

Iraq’s troubled finances slow efforts to rebuild Ramadi | Reuters

BAGHDAD Strain on Iraq's budget from falling oil prices is delaying the removal of Islamic State explosives in Ramadi and the restoration of basic services needed for displaced civilians to return to the western city. The army declared victory in December over Islamic State (IS) after elite counter-terrorism forces seized the Anbar provincial capital's main government building #Business #Careers #India #Personal finance #Reuters #Technology #Thomson Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Republican senator – Obama administration already has funds for Zika | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Obama administration has no immediate need for funding to combat the Zika virus because money remains unspent from fighting the two-year-long Ebola outbreak, a member of the Republican Senate leadership said on Tuesday. Lawmakers are debating what resources are needed as Zika spreads in South and Central America and the Caribbean and raises fears of the possibility of birth defects. But while Democrats joined with the administration to call for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding, Republicans say there is no need for immediate action and intend to have hearings on Capitol Hill, including a meeting with U.S. #Business #Diseases #Health #India #United States

Feb 10, 2016

GM recalling 473,000 SUVs, pickups in North America for brake pedal problems | Reuters

General Motors Co ( GM.N ) said Tuesday it is recalling 473,000 pickups and SUVs in North America because brake pedals could fail due to a faulty nut. The Detroit automaker is calling back 426,573 2015-16 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles in the United States and 46,837 in Canada. GM says the brake pedal pivot nut may become loose, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative #article #Economy #India #Middle East #opinion #science #United States

Feb 10, 2016

National Herald: 20-page probe report lists violations by AJL

A committee appointed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to probe alleged misuse of land allotted to Associated Journals Limited has said that the newspaper company is undertaking construction work in excess of what it was allowed. #AJL #Congress #ConnectTheDots #NationalHerald #rahulgandhi #SoniaGandhi

Feb 10, 2016

North Korea satellite in stable orbit – U.S. official | Reuters

WASHINGTON A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a satellite launch in 2012, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. However, the satellite is not believed to be transmitting any data back to Earth, the second source said #Copyright #facebook #Reuters #Small business #Thomson Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Wall Street ends slightly lower after late rally | Reuters

U.S. stocks ended a volatile session barely lower on Tuesday as a late-day rally led by materials and healthcare shares offset another big drop in oil prices #Economy #Entertainment #India #Latin America #markets #Middle East #Sports

Feb 10, 2016

Wall Street ends slightly lower after late rally | Reuters

U.S. stocks ended a volatile session barely lower on Tuesday as a late-day rally led by materials and healthcare shares offset another big drop in oil prices #Economy #Entertainment #India #Latin America #markets #Middle East #Sports