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Sep 22, 2014

Auckland council seeks transport funding talks with new government

Auckland Council wants to talk to the new Government about special taxes, including road charges and vehicle congestion charges, to fund its transport programme.Penny Hulse, Auckland deputy mayor, said that was just one of the priorities.....

Sep 21, 2014

Yemen Rebels Gain Concessions From Government After Assault on Capital

President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced that the rebels, known as the Houthis, had agreed to an immediate cease-fire and the formation of a new government, a process in which they were expected to hold sway... #Yemen #United Nations #Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula #Houthis

Sep 21, 2014

Yemen government, rebels sign peace deal

Danielle Haynes SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Yemeni government and Shiite rebels sign agreement; new government to be established... #Yemen #United Nations #Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula #Houthis

Sep 22, 2014

Polish president swears in reshuffled government

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Polish president is swearing in a reshuffled government under new prime minister Ewa Kopacz. Kopacz replaces Donald Tusk, who was recentl... #Donald Tusk #Ewa Kopacz

Sep 22, 2014

14 GOCCs to be abolished, six to be privatized

At least 14 more government owned and controlled corporations have been recommended to be abolished and six more have been recommended to be privatized this year... #Donald Tusk #Ewa Kopacz

Sep 22, 2014

Europe needs new stimulus to ward off crisis, US treasury warns

European governments need to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation, the US Treasury secretary has told the G20 group... #Europe #United States Department of the Treasury #G-20

Sep 22, 2014

UP prof: Gov’t to lose only P1.7B if higher tax exemption cap is imposed on bonuses

The government stands to lose only P1.7 billion if the bill raising the tax exemption cap for 13th month pay and other bonuses is enacted into law, an economist said Monday... #Europe #United States Department of the Treasury #G-20

Sep 22, 2014

Leicester Mercury published Labour Party conference announces £8 minimum wage proposal....

Yesterday the Labour Party started their annual conference. It is their final conference before the general election. Ed Miliband said at the start of the conference: "We need a new plan for you and your families."'This conference is about all of tho... #United Kingdom #Labour Party (UK) #National Health Service #Ed Miliband

Sep 22, 2014

Govt feeding program aims to cover all ‘severely wasted’ public school kids

More than half a million severely wasted ("buto’t balat") public school children will benefit from the government’s feeding program next school year, Senator Grace Poe said Monday... #United Kingdom #Labour Party (UK) #National Health Service #Ed Miliband

Sep 22, 2014

Kiev to Set Up Fund to Restore Ukraine's East

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko announced Sunday he was initiating a fund for the restoration of the infrastructure in the war-torn eastern Ukraine. “This is the aim of my trips — to prepare a donor conference to set up a special fund. Among oth... #Minsk #Petro Poroshenko