Cuts ‘threaten UK-US military partnership’ Former US defence secretary Robert Gates says cuts in defence spending mean UK will no longer have ‘full-spectrum capabilities’.
US hiring outlook healthier than any time since 2008 Cautious optimism over employment prospects in the US and some parts of Europe.
In an open letter, former Latin American leaders call for legal regulation to help undermine organised crime After more than four decades of a failed war on drugs, calls for a change in strategy are growing louder by the day. In Latin America, the debate is positively deafening. Statesmen from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay […]
Ruptured pipeline in Arkansas is second incident in a week and comes as US debates controversial Keystone XL project Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely to stoke debate over transporting Canada’s oil to the […]
Right-wing pundits are scaremongering over fears the US will be the next Cyprus, which is is totally out of the question My late Tante Bessie had a bank account. In fact, she had more than one. Like a lot of people who lived through the Great Depression as adults, she didn’t really trust the banks. […]
The home secretary, Theresa May, withdraws an extradition order to the United States for computer hacker Gary McKinnon
It’s not just that women are adapting better to seismic shifts in economy and culture – as this provocative extract from The End of Men explains, they are surpassing their male counterparts at work and home In 2009, in a beach town in Virginia where my family had been vacationing for several years, I noticed […]
Unanimously passed Thune bill aims to enable US airlines to avoid paying for their carbon emissions on European flights The US Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield US airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to […]
‘Liquid gold’ industry threatened as Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers fear burglars will sell on black market Thieves have made off with a “considerable amount” of maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec, police have said. The warehouse, in St-Louis-de-Blandford, stocked more than $30m worth of the product. Police said it was too early […]
Labour’s economic policies should focus on getting UK business to invest in the future, alongside households and government What the UK economy needs is an approach to economic policy that focuses on co-ordinated and concerted investments for prosperity by governments, households, and businesses. As the Labour party develops its policy programme for 2015 and beyond, […]