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© Kazakhstan poised to put ceiling on salaries Kazakhstan is planning to set salary ceilings industry-wise.
04 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Andrew Kelly In first, US woman denies Google Glass driving charge A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, her lawyer said.
04 декабря 2013
France to allow armed guards on ships to ward off pirates: PM France will authorise the deployment of armed guards on ships as part of anti-piracy measures, a move long sought by shipping companies, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in an interview published Tuesday.
04 декабря 2013
French MPs vote to penalise sex workers' clients French lawmakers on Saturday adopted a highly controversial provision in a bill that punishes clients of prostitutes amid fierce argument that the new measure will be counterproductive.
30 ноября 2013
General view of the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg. ©Reuters/Vincent Kessler Victims fear release of Spain rapists, killers under rights law Spanish courts are releasing serial rapists and killers under a European human rights ruling, terrifying their victims as authorities warn the convicts risk reoffending.
30 ноября 2013
Photo courtesy of Belgium close to agreeing euthanasia for children Eleven years after making euthanasia legal for adults, Belgium came a step closer to extending mercy-killing to terminally-ill children Wednesday after an intense public debate on the ethical issues at stake.
29 ноября 2013 file photo Women driver ban guards against evil: Saudi top cleric The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia said a ban on women driving in the conservative Gulf state protects society from "evil".
29 ноября 2013
©Marat Abilov Cutting or damaging conifer trees punishable by law in Kazakhstan Cutting of 7 or more conifer trees in Kazakhstan is a criminal offense in Kazakhstan.
28 ноября 2013
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback After six years together, Hana and Iva both decided they had met "the one" -- but the Croatian couple's dream of getting married and having children risks being derailed by a referendum to outlaw same-sex marriage.
28 ноября 2013
©Yaroslav Radlovsky Kazakhstan introduces Labor Day Kazakhstan is introducing a new holiday -- the Labor Day.
27 ноября 2013
Pro-EU Ukrainians mass in biggest rally since Orange Revolution Pro-Western Ukrainians on Sunday held the biggest protest rally in Kiev since the 2004 Orange Revolution, urging the government to sign a historic pact with the European Union and clashing with police.
26 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Lucas Jackson Loud US reaction to in-flight phone proposal The complaints started getting loud almost immediately after US regulators said they were considering allowing cell phone use on airplanes.
23 ноября 2013
Venezuelan president tries out new emergency powers Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro exercised new emergency powers for the first time Thursday, signing decrees limiting business profit margins and tightening regulation of imports.
22 ноября 2013
New York City raises legal age for cigarettes to 21 A New York City law banning cigarette sales to people under 21 was signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday, the latest move in the Big Apple's war on smoking.
20 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Cathal McNaughton US top court won't block restrictive Texas abortion law The US Supreme Court Tuesday refused to block a law that restricts women's access to abortions in the southern state of Texas.
20 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin Ukraine to debate Tymoshenko bill to save EU deal Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday was set to debate a bill to let jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko go abroad for treatment in a last-ditch attempt to save a crucial deal with the European Union.
19 ноября 2013
Obama implores supporters for help on health law crisis President Barack Obama delved into his grass-roots organizing past Monday, appealing to his most faithful supporters to help him out of the political maelstrom over the botched rollout of his health care law.
19 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon Nearly 17,000 punished in China over 'frugality' rules: Xinhua Nearly 17,000 people have been punished for flouting the Chinese Communist Party's "frugality" guidelines, state media said Monday, in the latest sign of efforts to clamp down on corruption.
18 ноября 2013
The Great Hall of the People, where the Chinese Communist Party plenum is being held, is seen behinds red flags in Tiananmen square in Beijing. ©Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon China's reform pledges: the main points China's Communist Party leaders this week emerged from a closed-door meeting in Beijing bearing a raft of promises on issues from the controversial one-child policy to the scope of the death penalty.
17 ноября 2013
Andrej Babis, leader of the ANO movement. ©Reuters/David W Cerny Czech party leader haunted by ghosts of communist past Unwelcome spectres are coming back to haunt Czech billionaire Andrej Babis, who emerged as a power broker in recent elections but is facing allegations he collaborated with the communist-era secret police.
16 ноября 2013

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