US Senate Minority Leader Mith McConnell of Kentucky walks to ...
Aug 2nd, 2011
(AFP) - US Senate Minority Leader Mith McConnell of Kentucky walks to the Senate chamber at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. The US Senate on Tuesday called an 11th-hour vote to send President Barack Obama a contentious austerity bill meant to avert a disastrous debt default that would have unleashed chaos on the global economy.(AFP/Karen Bleier) -
Romania's Senate on Tuesday rejected a controversial bill that would have cleared the way for a huge Canadian gold mine project that has sparked massive protests in the last two months. The House of Representatives will have the final say, however. Canadian miner Gabriel Resources, which is backed by American billionaire John Paulson and the I... [Full Article]
is considering a stock market listing of a minority stake in its Russian unit to help fund its expansion, the company said on Tuesday, confirming an earlier Reuters story. "Metro Cash & Carry Russia is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of the group," he said. (Source: Reuters)... [Full Article]
Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi won a resounding victory Sunday in the race to lead Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, part of the coalition government. The 38-year-old Renzi, who just a year ago was a virtual unknown in Italian politics, trounced rivals Gianni Cuperlo, a party apparatchik, and Giuseppe "Pippo" Civati with around 68 p... [Full Article]
By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Eclectic men's fashion designer Paul Smith, suit maker to Prime Minister David Cameron and footballer David Beckham, kick-started the opening of an exhibition of his work by throwing a pair of his signature stripy socks to the world's media. "I never miss a trick," he joked at the opening news ... [Full Article]