Government http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23079/all en GLOBAL MARKETS-Share rally stalls as more U.S. budget battles loom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-share-rally-stalls-more-us-budget-battles-loom <p>* World shares ease back from 18-month highs</p> <p>* Brent oil falls to $112 a barrel</p> <p>* Dollar index hits three-week high</p> <p>* Euro dips 0.3 pct to $1.3150</p> <p>By Richard Hubbard</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A global share market rally petered out on Thursday as investors focused on U.S. political battles ahead over spending cuts, halting the gains that followed a deal to avoid sharp tax hikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-share-rally-stalls-more-us-budget-battles-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic disasters Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Government oil Person Career Quotation Recessions United States federal budget United States public debt USD World oil market chronology from Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:00:19 +0000 5730983 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. bonds, world shares fall after Fed minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes <p>* World shares slip as Fed hints at tighter policy * 10-yr Treasury yields hit highest since May * Dollar index extends rally By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt prices slid and world stocks reversed course and dipped on Thursday after minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy committee showed rising concern about the Fed's policy of buying bonds to stimulate growth. The Federal Open Market Committee's minutes also extended a rally in the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Federal Reserve System Government Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Person Location Quotation Subprime crisis impact timeline United States United States public debt US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:23 +0000 5731095 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Postal Service looks to new Congress for rescue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Postal Service says it loses $25 million each day</p> <p>* Outcome for legislation uncertain in new Congress</p> <p>By Elvina Nawaguna</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the "fiscal cliff" of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts, but it did not do much to save the U.S. Postal Service from its own fast-approaching cliff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Candidate Position Congress Government Internal Revenue Service John E. Potter Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Quotation Tom Carper Trade unions in the United States United States United States Congress United States Postal Service United States Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:56:51 +0000 5731152 at http://www.globalpost.com Budget battles threaten to limit Obama's second-term agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Fiscal fights may consume Washington, elbow out all else</p> <p>* Obama vows to push ahead with broader agenda</p> <p>* 'A high level of dysfunction' makes legislative wins hard</p> <p>By John Whitesides</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - After a brutal "fiscal cliff" battle, President Barack Obama's looming budget confrontation with Congress threatens to sharply curtail his second-term agenda and limit his ambitions on priorities such as immigration reform and gun control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Democratic Party Economic policy of Barack Obama Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Government Health Joe Biden Labor Person Career Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues United States United States public debt Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:31:20 +0000 5731175 at http://www.globalpost.com German left hopes to slow Merkel's momentum in key state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* State test of voter sentiment 8 months before federal vote</p> <p>* Popular Merkel-ally "Mac" may lose power despite strong<br /> showing</p> <p>* SPD, Greens hope victory will slow Merkel drive for 3rd<br /> term</p> <p>By Noah Barkin</p> <p>BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A decade and a half<br /> ago, Gerhard Schroeder's resounding victory in a state vote in<br /> Lower Saxony gave his Social Democrats (SPD) the momentum they<br /> needed to seize power in Germany after 16 long years of<br /> conservative rule under Helmut Kohl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alliance '90/The Greens Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Free Democratic Party Gerhard Schröder German federal election Government Helmut Kohl Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:01 +0000 5731333 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study<br /> 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X<br /> ML () -</p> <p>Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health<br /> debate</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Flu pandemic in the United States Government Health Health care in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 Labor Medicare Person Career Politics Social Issues Technology United States National Health Care Act Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:31 +0000 5731340 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlin mayor quits as airport chairman after further delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/berlin-mayor-quits-airport-chairman-after-further-delay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit said<br /> on Monday he was stepping down as supervisory board chairman of<br /> Berlin's new international airport following another<br /> postponement of the opening date for the city's flagship<br /> project.</p> <p>Wowereit, 59, a senior member of Germany's main opposition<br /> Social Democrats (SPD), has faced criticism for the repeated<br /> delays in opening the 4.3-billion euro ($5.6 billion) Willy<br /> Brandt International Airport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/berlin-mayor-quits-airport-chairman-after-further-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin CDATA City-states Government Inner German border Klaus Wowereit Person Attributes Person Career Politics Politics of Germany Quotation Social Democratic Party of Germany Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:58:12 +0000 5731392 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel muted over Obama's Pentagon pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hagel's record on Iran worries some supporters of Israel</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Israeli government kept<br /> clear on Tuesday of a brewing battle in Washington over U.S.<br /> President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck<br /> Hagel, whose record on Iran and Israel is under scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Danny Ayalon Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health International Republican Institute Israeli Jews Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Israel Quotation United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:08 +0000 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Israeli minister warms to choice of Hagel for Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>* Former Republican senator's record on Iran worries Jewish<br /> state</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has<br /> given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S.<br /> defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state<br /> expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in<br /> bedrock ties with Washington.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Ehud Barak Entertainment Environment Government Health Israel Israeli Jews Person Career Person Communication Person Party Politics Prime Ministers of Israel Quotation War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:11 +0000 5731501 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study<br /> 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X<br /> ML () -</p> <p>Onyx to test cancer drug for wider use<br /> 2013-01-07T185326Z_1_BRE9060O2_RTROPTC_0_US-ONYX-RESULTS-CANCER<br /> DRUG.XML () -</p> <p>U.S. high court won't review federal embryonic stem cell<br /> funds<br /> 2013-01-07T193341Z_2_BRE9060IR_RTROPTC_0_US-USA-COURT-STEMCELL.<br /> XML () -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Education Flu pandemic in the United States Government Health Health care in the United States Healthcare in Canada Healthcare reform in the United States Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 Labor Medicare MedImmune Person Career Politics Social Issues Technology United States United States National Health Care Act Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:18 +0000 5731543 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in<br /> the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>TUESDAY, JANUARY 8<br /> ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Greek Prime<br /> Minister Antonis Samaras (1030).</p> <p>DAVOS - Launch of World Economic Forum's Global Risks 2013.</p> <p>BRUSSELS - EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy meets with<br /> Slovenia's President Borut Pahor (0800).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Contents of the United States diplomatic cables leak Government Hamid Karzai Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian nationalism Person Career Politics Protests in Egypt Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Social Issues Technology Turkish general election Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:25 +0000 5731568 at http://www.globalpost.com New Jersey man in "cannibal cop" case denied bail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/new-jersey-man-cannibal-cop-case-denied-bail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Chris Francescani</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A federal judge denied bail on<br /> Monday to a New Jersey man arrested last week on suspicion of<br /> conspiring with the so-called "cannibal cop" to kidnap and rape<br /> a woman.</p> <p>The prosecutor and defense attorney clashed repeatedly in a<br /> one-hour hearing over their sharply different interpretations of<br /> the intent of the suspect, New Jersey mechanic Michael Van Hise,<br /> 22.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/new-jersey-man-cannibal-cop-case-denied-bail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bail Criminal law Government Law Law enforcement in the United States Local government in the United States Person Attributes Person Career Prosecution Prosecutor Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:06:02 +0000 5731573 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Greek PM tells Germany making big efforts to reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-greek-pm-tells-germany-making-big-efforts-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Greek people making big sacrifices to overcome crisis,<br /> says PM</p> <p>* Germany's Merkel backs Samaras reforms</p> <p>* Merkel says EU must agree more reforms by June summit</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Greece is making enormous efforts<br /> to get its economy back on track despite the pain this involves<br /> for its citizens, its prime minister Antonis Samaras said on<br /> Tuesday on a visit to Germany, chief champion of austerity in<br /> Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-greek-pm-tells-germany-making-big-efforts-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Antonis Samaras Austerity Europe Eurozone Government Greece International relations Person Career Person Communication Person Party Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:11 +0000 5731600 at http://www.globalpost.com Swaziland says loan from S.Africa "not working out" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/swaziland-says-loan-safrica-not-working-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A 2.4 billion rand ($280<br /> million) loan that South Africa agreed to extend to Swaziland<br /> has hit a snag but the landlocked kingdom, Africa's last<br /> absolute monarchy, can survive without it, its finance minister<br /> said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The loan was agreed in 2011 as Swaziland grappled with an<br /> acute funding crisis. South Africa was due to release the first<br /> tranche of the bailout last year but the money never<br /> materialised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/swaziland-says-loan-safrica-not-working-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Company Location Government Mswati II Mswati III Outline of Swaziland Person Career Political geography Pravin Gordhan Quotation Swaziland Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:00:29 +0000 5731619 at http://www.globalpost.com