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Sep 17, 2014

Yemen clashes escalate as army shells rebels

Dozens of people have been killed in two days of fighting between Houthi rebels and government-allied forces at the outskirts of the Yemeni capital, sources tell Al Jazeera. The army on Wednesday shelled Houthi positions in the suburb of Wadi Dhahr a... #Yemen #Houthis

Sep 16, 2014

International tax rule updates to be agreed by G20 countries

Plan is to force some of largest multinational companies to contribute towards government budgets Bold updates to international tax rules designed to force some of the world's biggest multinationals including Google, Apple, Amazon, Vodafone and Glaxo... #OECD #GlaxoSmithKline Inc #Google Inc. #G-20 #Vodafone #Amazon.com

Sep 17, 2014

Bulgaria Reaffirms Willingness to Help Kiev Build Closer Ties with EU

Bulgaria on Wednesday welcomed the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement which it expects will help Kiev build strong political and economic ties with the bloc. Sofia also expects the accord ratified simultaneously by the European Parl... #European Union #Bulgaria #European Parliament

Sep 17, 2014

Italian PM pushing labour reform as economy shrinks

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said yesterday he would force through changes to Italy's labour laws with special emergency measures if parliament dragged its feet, and rejected criticism that his government was moving too slowly with its reform ... #European Union #Bulgaria #European Parliament

Sep 16, 2014

Economy at heart of confidence vote for French PM

(AP) -- France's prime minister defended his plan of economic reforms ahead of a vote of confidence Tuesday that will determine whether his government can push through critical spending and tax cuts -- or even survive. The result of the vote is uncer... #European Union #Bulgaria #European Parliament

Sep 17, 2014

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

After parliament ratified the measure, lawmakers leapt to their feet to applaud and sing the Ukrainian national anthem. By LAURA MILLS KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening som... #European Union #Europe #Viktor Yanukovych #MILLS CORP #Petro Poroshenko #Crimea #Ukraine

Sep 16, 2014

France's Socialist government wins confidence vote

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Tuesday won a parliamentary confidence vote on the Socialist government’s economic policies in the wake of the cabinet reshuffle, giving him a platform to push through the tough reforms that have divided the left... #European Union #Europe #Viktor Yanukovych #MILLS CORP #Petro Poroshenko #Crimea #Ukraine

Sep 16, 2014

Plans to expand airport gate scheme

Dublin Airport is in talks with justice chiefs over plans to expand automatic e-gate passport and border controls. Some 125 gardai have been moved from the immigration booths at the airport and on to frontline duties as uniformed civilians take on th... #Frances Fitzgerald (politician) #Garda Siochana

Sep 16, 2014

French prime minister wins confidence vote

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided his Socialist Party. Click to Continue ... #Frances Fitzgerald (politician) #Garda Siochana

Sep 17, 2014

Western Massachusetts business leaders get capitol perspective on economy, trade, civil rights, during chamber Washington trip

The event is hosted by U. S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. WASHINGTON - Business leaders from the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce learned Wednesday from Washington insiders why the e... #Washington, D.C. #Massachusetts #Maryland #Michigan #Georgia #Elizabeth Warren #Stan Greenberg #U.S. House of Representatives #U.S. Democratic Party #White House Council of Economic Advisers #Springfield, MA #Anderson, IN #John Lewis (politician)