Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 2097)

Socialists claim majority of seats in French parliament

France’s Socialists won control of parliament Sunday, handing President Francois Hollande the convincing majority he needs to push through his tax-and-spend agenda to battle the eurozone debt crisis. The Socialists’ bloc obtained between 308 and 320 seats — an absolute majority in the 577-seat National Assembly — and so will…

Israel begins deportation of Sudanese refugees

A plane carrying 127 illegal immigrants took off for the South Sudan capital of Juba, in the first wave of expulsions of tens of thousands of Africans, the daily Maariv said on its website. The first charter flight left Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv overnight Monday carrying 127 men,…

Environmentalists fear watered-down deal from Rio summit

By Richard Ingham (AFP) – 1 hour ago RIO DE JANEIRO — Activists voiced fears on Sunday that a master plan to cure the world’s sick environment and end entrenched poverty was being undermined by time pressures at the UN’s “Rio+20″ talks. Brazil on Saturday took over efforts to forge…

Pro-bailout parties win majority in Greek elections

BERLIN — Eurozone countries extended Sunday a hand of compromise to Greece after the victory of parties supporting the country’s international bailout, signalling some flexibility on the painful reforms. “There can’t be substantial changes in the engagements” undertaken by Greece in the bailout deal. “But I can imagine we discuss…

World Bank chief calls Spanish bailout ‘wasted’

LOS CABOS, Mexico — The head of the World Bank said Sunday that Europe’s bail-out of the Spanish banking system had been handled very badly and amounted to a wasted opportunity to contain the debt crisis. Addressing business leaders on the eve of the G20 summit in Mexico, Robert Zoellick…

French far-right’s Marine Le Pen loses bid to be in parliament

HENIN-BEAUMONT, France — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen of the National Front lost her bid to win a seat in France’s parliamentary election by a handful of votes on Sunday, results showed. Socialist Philippe Kemel, who had already claimed victory in the vote, defeated Le Pen by only 118…

Colorado wildfire weeks away from containment as conditions worsen

Wildfires continued to rage through northern Colorado on Sunday, having already destroyed the most homes of any wildfire in the state’s history. Authorities brought in additional crews over the weekend to battle flames that have scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 181 properties More than 1,630 personnel…

Romney vows to do ‘the opposite’ of Obama on Middle East policy

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has said he will do “the opposite” of Barack Obama when it comes to Israel, returning to a line of attack that seeks to portray the president as no friend to America’s traditional Middle East ally. Speaking via videolink to religious conservatives attending the Faith…

German neo-Nazi ‘helped Munich massacre mastermind’

BERLIN — The self-proclaimed Palestinian mastermind of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre among Israeli athletes was aided by a German neo-Nazi, Spiegel online reported on Sunday. Documents made public after a request from weekly news magazine Der Spiegel show that in July 1972, police sent the domestic intelligence service information…

U.S. won’t send checks to Europe: Romney

WASHINGTON — The United States will not bail out European countries if the eurozone economy falls apart under a spiraling debt crisis, Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday. “We’re not going to send checks to Europe. We’re not going to bail out the European banks. We’re going to…

Google+