BRUSSELS (Reuters) - International lenders are delaying plans to offer Ukraine billions of dollars on concerns Kiev cannot yet prove the cash will not vanish into a corrupt economy which EU officials fear could remain a "bottomless pit".
In 2015, the International AIDS Society (IAS) will hold a conference in Vancouver, returning to the city for a large-scale meeting the first time since the 1996 AIDS Conference that heralded the beginning of the era of highly active antiretroviral treatment. Show More Summary
Bloomberg: Russia Calls on U.S. to Remove Its Nuclear Weapons From Europe. Russia called for a ban on American nuclear weapons in parts of Europe, saying the U.S. is breaking an international agreement by holding joint nuclear training missions with NATO allies that don’t possess such weapons. Show More Summary
Coming up this Friday and Saturday Mar. 27-28 in D.C., Federalist Society holds star-filled conference on Treaties and National Sovereignty at George Washington University [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] Trade agreements are being promoted...Show More Summary
Here we go again! As the international inter-lull takes hold, German daily Bild have printed an attention-grabbing transfer tale on the front page of their tabloid on Tuesday (see below). In a case of deja vu, it’s once again reported that Man United are tipped to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels for €45 million this summer. […]
Ukraine could be set for yet another showdown with Russia over a $3 billion debt bill. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is assuming that $3 billion of debt owed by Ukraine to Russia this year will have to be restructured as part of the country's bailout package. Show More Summary
Theoretically, everyone wants the Internal Revenue Service to do whatever it takes to stop identity theft tax fraud. But when the theoretical becomes practical, it's harder to be jazzed about IRS efforts to combat fraud. That's the case for folks who are part of the agency's channeling of The Who. Show More Summary
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, ICE, has a bit of a reputation around these parts. When it's not dealing with serious morale problems internally, it's censoring websites on no legal basis, holding questionable panty raids and grabbing people out of movies because the MPAA doesn't like their choice in eyewear. Show More Summary
We travel back in time to the Soviet Union to hear some jazz! International Politics Overall - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will still hold his position. So don’t expect him to be out of the U.S. picture anytime soon - President Barack Obama, meanwhile, did not call Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory. In fact, the [...]
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) holds an annual conference and trade show. It’s a massive photography convention with over 10,000 attendees converging on Las Vegas, Nevada each year. I’ve personally attended it over 12 times – both as photographer and trade representative. Show More Summary
The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Building a Competitive U.S. International Tax System (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Rosanne Altshuler (Professor of Economics and Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers University), Testimony Pamela F. Olson (U.S. Deputy...
The number of taxi trips from O'Hare International Airport to Chicago is setting records, according to the city, but a half-century-old system of staging and summoning cabs leaves passengers and drivers alike stuck in sporadic logjams...Show More Summary
Yes, the best car won Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 atPhoenix International Raceway — but one-man juggernaut Kevin Harvick had to hold off charging Jamie McMurray on the final restart with 12 laps left to notch his fourth straight victory at the one-mile track. Show More Summary
A just published study highlights how commerce and glitz are reinforcing support for autocracy by international sports associations and undermining the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) newly found resolve to hold potential host...Show More Summary
Alexander Hug, a deputy chief monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, stated that the ceasefire in Donbas holds broadly along the long contact line, but fighting is continuing in Shirokine or the Donetsk Airport.
According to France's representative, members of the European Parliament proposed Wednesday to hold an international forum in Donetsk in May to discuss the future of east Ukraine's self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republ...
ADF International will hold a parallel event at the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Thursday to call upon European nations to respect the fundamental right to freedom of conscience within the medical profession. Two ADF International lawyers will speak at the event and will be available for media interviews. […]
Netflix regularly holds internal hack days that consistently produce amazing results. Last year, the company showed off a hack that paused Netflix when your Fitbit detected you’d fallen asleep and custom playlists. This time around, Netflix has one-upped itself. Show More Summary