Obama Banks on Sebelius Leaving to Take Heat Off Party
2014-04-11 16:13:26 UTC
The departure of Kathleen Sebelius from President Barack Obama’s cabinet removes a focal point for criticism over Obamacare’s troubled rollout, right at a moment when the White House can blunt attacks with enrollment numbers that exceeded targets....
Iran nuclear talks ready to 'move to the next phase'
2014-04-09 18:43:58 UTC
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a joint statement from Vienna on Wednesday that talks between world powers and Iran will reach an intensive phase when the country's envoys next meet.
"We will now move to the next phase in the neg...
Last day for 'Obamacare' sign-up
2014-03-31 15:28:45 UTC
<h3>Americans are rushing to sign up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare programme, as a key enrolment deadline looms</h3>
Monday is the last day for most Americans to sign up for coverage or face a penalty ...
MH370: 10 questions that are still unresolved
2014-03-29 19:45:29 UTC
<h3>As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues in the southern Indian Ocean, some key questions remain unanswered.</h3>
Here are 10 questions about what happened to the Boeing 777 that disappeared after leaving Kuala Lum...
MH370 Black Box: Underwater scanners will be used
2014-03-28 07:51:16 UTC
<h3>Breaking News:</h3><a href="http://diaalnews.com/news/14881"><h3>The search has moved to a new part of the Indian Ocean</h3></a>
Underwater scanners that will be used to try to locate the black box flight recorders from the missing Malaysia...
EU to impose stricter rules on organic products
2014-03-26 04:02:05 UTC
<h3>How green are organic products really? Consumers are increasingly uncertain. In order to win back their trust, the EU Commission now wants to implement stricter regulations for products with an organic seal.</h3>
Pesticide-ladentomatoes and f...
What the Wolves of Wall Street can teach us about risk
2014-03-25 07:46:57 UTC
"What a commentary on the state of twentieth-century capitalism," mused "motivational speaker" Jordan Belfort as he looked back on his life of fraud, sex, and drugs. As head of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, he fleeced investors of hundreds ...
Russia warns of investor flight
2014-03-25 07:33:43 UTC
<h3>Russia expects investors to move up to $70bn of assets out of the country in the first three months of this year</h3>
The sign that investors are becoming nervous about Russia comes amid sanctions and tensions over Ukraine.
Speaking to r...
London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy
2014-03-19 07:49:00 UTC
LONDON (AP) — There's London. And then there's the rest of the U.K.
A tale of two Britains has increasingly emerged since the Great Recession. While the government trumpets the country's recovery from the financial crisis and its status as the ...
Ukraine penalty: US, Europe order Russia sanctions
2014-03-17 21:35:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsuccessful with previous threats, the United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine on Monday by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials...
Russia and west on collision course
2014-03-14 17:36:17 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Washington and the international community won't recognize the outcome of Sunday's referendum in Crimea on seceding from Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday after six hours of talks with Russia's foreign minister....
Former Obama adviser: Build Keystone XL pipeline
2014-03-14 03:21:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's former national security adviser said Thursday that Obama should approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a message that "international bullies" can't use energy secur...
EU seeks to ban U.S. from using European names
2014-03-12 05:16:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.
As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgon...
Obama hams it up for health care on Funny or Die
2014-03-11 17:28:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan.
Obama joked Tuesday with comedian Zach Galifianakis, including poking fun at the poorly reviewed "Hangover Part III" during an interview on the we...
Malaysian Boeing 777 vanishes with 239 aboard
2014-03-09 08:15:21 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications who...
Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel
2014-03-07 08:43:28 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern Chin...
Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales
2014-03-05 21:18:49 UTC
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the compa...
Senate blocks Obama's pick for civil rights post
2014-03-05 21:12:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Senate opposition blocked swift confirmation Wednesday for President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, the emotional residue of the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policema...
Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact
2014-03-05 20:40:30 UTC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
During a meeting at the Computer History Muse...
US calls any threat to Ukraine navy 'dangerous'
2014-03-03 19:24:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday that any Russian threat to Ukraine's navy would be a "dangerous escalation" of an extremely tense situation .
The State Department said that Washington would hold Moscow directly accountabl...
Walloped again: Another storm hits much of US
2014-03-03 19:07:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoor...
Governors: 'Obamacare' here to stay
2014-02-24 10:52:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay.
While governors from Connecti...
Does WhatsApp deal show Zuckerberg knows what's up?
2014-02-22 08:55:25 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application that...
Obama seeks aid for drought-stricken California
2014-02-15 07:09:45 UTC
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help drought-stricken California.
Awkward: Berlusconi fiddled and meets Italy's President
2014-02-15 08:30:18 UTC
MILAN (AP) — He has been convicted of tax fraud, booted out of the Senate and banned from political office.
In other countries, that would be three strikes. But in Italy, Silvio Berlusconi has not lost his political legitimacy, and it will be o...