The Times Square "Free Hugs" guy is still at it—a year ago he was arrested for allegedly attacking a Canadian tourist who refused to tip him, and though that case was dismissed, he's reportedly back to his old tricks. NBC 4 New York reports he's harassing women on the street once again. [ more › ]
After masked protesters stormed Macedonia's parliament in the capital Skopje on Thursday evening to attack opposition lawmakers, Russia's foreign ministry has blamed the United States and the European Union for the political turmoil....Show More Summary
There have been a few movements of late to unionize students who are in college and essentially working a job while they are there. Sports fans will remember the infrequent stories in the past of football athletes attempting to unionize, but they’re not the only ones. Show More Summary
May 1 1881 — The U.S. Army abandoned Fort Hartsuff on the North Loup River. 1974 — The last regularly scheduled Union Pacific passenger train left Sidney depot. May 2 … Click to Continue »
Croatia's ruling coalition collapsed Friday after only six months in power, leaving the premier faced with finding the support of a new parliamentary majority or calling a fresh election. The European Union member's politics are notoriously shaky, with two general elections in the past 18 months. Show More Summary
The Latest on Turkey's membership talks with the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says that for some European Union member states the last … Click to Continue »
France’s two finalists in its presidential election, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, both come from outside the political parties. She’s a proto-fascist — anti-NATO, anti-European Union, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, etc. Show More Summary
Civil society leaders from South Sudan travelled to Addis Ababa this week to meet with the new African Union chief and demand a more concerted effort to stop fighting in the world’s youngest nation. A specific high level summit on South...Show More Summary
The chancellor said that Britain must negotiate its departure from the European Union before discussing future relations.
(American Geophysical Union) Discover the latest in Earth and space science research at the JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 taking place May 20-25 at the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall in Chiba, Japan. The meeting will bring together researchers from the American Geophysical Union and the Japan Geoscience Union.
Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says that the European Union must fundamentally change and get closer to its citizens if it is to survive. Renzi said in Brussels, where … Click to Continue »
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Power plants in the European Union will have to cut the amount of toxic pollutants they emit such as nitrogen oxides under new rules approved by EU member states on Friday and widely applauded by environmental groups.
From the latest Lebrecht Album of the Week, a 5-star: In the dying years of the Soviet Union, I became aware of dozens of symphonists who survived on the fringes of musical society, tolerated by the authorities but never given a proper hearing. Once I got past the immense, historic figures of Mieczyslaw Weinberg and […]
(Institute for Basic Science) ICCP Director Axel Timmermann receives Milutin Milankovic Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
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European Union leaders meeting Saturday to approve the guidelines that will drive divorce negotiations with Britain will also assess wording which would allow a united Ireland —including Northern Ireland — … Click to Continue »
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Nationwide strikes led by Brazilian unions to protest President Michel Temer's austerity measures crippled public transport in several major cities early on Friday across this continent-sized nation, while factories, businesses and schools closed.
Buses, trains and metros have been halted across much of Brazil as a general strike kicks off. Transportation unions and several other groups are protesting changes to labor laws and … Click to Continue »
Athens - Greece's largest public sector union ADEDY said it will stage a 24-hour strike on May 17 against reforms and additional austerity prescribed by the country’s lenders in exchange for bailout loans. ADEDY said the measures, which...Show More Summary
by Kenneth Thomas European Union ends relocation subsidies This isn’t actually news, but it’s news to me, and it’s something you need to know. Greg LeRoy sent me an article by James Meek in London Review of Books (20 April 2017) that he’d been sent by a friend, documenting more EU-permitted job piracy by Poland […]