• A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska
    Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to … More »Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base

    A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska

    By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate. Environmentalists, …

  • Protest signs was shown in the town of Kitimat
    Emboldened Canada pipeline opponents push for referendum Reuters - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 7:47 PM EDT

    By Julie Gordon and Scott Haggett VANCOUVER/CALGARY (Reuters) - Opponents of Canada's Northern Gateway pipeline, bolstered by a coastal town's vote against the project, … More »Emboldened Canada pipeline opponents push for referendum

    Protest signs was shown in the town of Kitimat

    By Julie Gordon and Scott Haggett VANCOUVER/CALGARY (Reuters) - Opponents of Canada's Northern Gateway pipeline, bolstered by a coastal town's vote against the project, said on Monday they will now push harder for a provincial referendum they hope would kill Enbridge Inc's plan to move oil sands crude to Asian markets. …

  • The Enbridge Tower on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton
    Canadian town says 'no' to Enbridge pipeline in vote Reuters - Sun, Apr 13, 2014 4:06 AM EDT

    By Julie Gordon KITIMAT, British Columbia (Reuters) - Residents of the British Columbia town of Kitimat voted against the Northern Gateway pipeline project in a blow … More »Canadian town says 'no' to Enbridge pipeline in vote

    The Enbridge Tower on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton

    By Julie Gordon KITIMAT, British Columbia (Reuters) - Residents of the British Columbia town of Kitimat voted against the Northern Gateway pipeline project in a blow to Enbridge Inc's efforts to expedite the flow of crude from Canada's landlocked oil sands to high-paying markets in Asia. While non-binding, Saturday's …

  • Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the first meeting of the newly-formed CIASN, an interministerial committee for simplifying tax collection, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia
    Brazil probe of Petrobras U.S. refinery misses bigger problem Reuters - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:04 PM EDT

    By Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President … More »Brazil probe of Petrobras U.S. refinery misses bigger problem

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the first meeting of the newly-formed CIASN, an interministerial committee for simplifying tax collection, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    By Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President Dilma Rousseff use it to attack her reputation as a no-nonsense manager and weaken her lead ahead of the October election. Rousseff's congressional opposition …

  • The prices of gasoline, ethanol and diesel fuel are shown at a gas station at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil probes Texas refinery, has bigger problems at home Reuters - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 7:11 AM EDT

    By Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President … More »Brazil probes Texas refinery, has bigger problems at home

    The prices of gasoline, ethanol and diesel fuel are shown at a gas station at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro

    By Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President Dilma Rousseff use it to attack her reputation as a no-nonsense manager and weaken her lead ahead of the October election. Rousseff's congressional opposition …

  • Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a media briefing in Pretoria
    Nigerian parliament passes 2014 budget despite threats Reuters - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:15 AM EDT

    Nigeria's national assembly passed the 2014 budget by a voice majority on Thursday, despite earlier threats by the main opposition coalition to block it in the lower … More »Nigerian parliament passes 2014 budget despite threats

    Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a media briefing in Pretoria

    Nigeria's national assembly passed the 2014 budget by a voice majority on Thursday, despite earlier threats by the main opposition coalition to block it in the lower house. The APC said this was because of what it described as lawlessness by President Goodluck Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) in politically volatile …

  • A woman makes her way under a barrier tape outside a McDonald's restaurant, which was earlier closed for clients, in the Crimean city of Simferopol
    McDonald's quits Crimea as fears of trade clash grow Reuters - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 2:22 PM EDT

    By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - McDonald's announced on Friday it had closed its restaurants in Crimea, prompting fears of a backlash as a prominent Moscow politician … More »McDonald's quits Crimea as fears of trade clash grow

    A woman makes her way under a barrier tape outside a McDonald's restaurant, which was earlier closed for clients, in the Crimean city of Simferopol

    By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - McDonald's announced on Friday it had closed its restaurants in Crimea, prompting fears of a backlash as a prominent Moscow politician called for all the U.S. fast food chain's outlets in Russia to be shut. Crimea's annexation by Russia, which Ukraine and the West do not acknowledge, …

  • A McDonald's sign is shown at the entrance to one of the company's restaurants in Del Mar
    McDonald's suspends work in Crimea Reuters - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 3:47 AM EDT

    McDonald's has suspended work at its restaurants in Crimea for "manufacturing reasons", the U.S. fast food chain said on Friday, the second international company to cease … More »McDonald's suspends work in Crimea

    A McDonald's sign is shown at the entrance to one of the company's restaurants in Del Mar

    McDonald's has suspended work at its restaurants in Crimea for "manufacturing reasons", the U.S. fast food chain said on Friday, the second international company to cease operations this week on the peninsula annexed by Russia. Crimea's hasty unification with Russia, which Ukraine and the West do not acknowledge, has worried …

  • Rob Ford takes part in the first debate for the Toronto mayoral race in Toronto, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
    Toronto mayor votes against Mandela; a mistake, he says Reuters - Thu, Apr 3, 2014 10:29 AM EDT

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not perfect, as His Honor has freely admitted in the past, notably after confessing to smoking crack cocaine, probably while in "a drunken stupor". … More »Toronto mayor votes against Mandela; a mistake, he says

    Rob Ford takes part in the first debate for the Toronto mayoral race in Toronto, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not perfect, as His Honor has freely admitted in the past, notably after confessing to smoking crack cocaine, probably while in "a drunken stupor". Ford demonstrated imperfection once again on Wednesday when he voted against city council motions to name a street for Nelson Mandela and congratulate …

  • Cars are displayed outside a Volvo showroom in west London
    British car industry overwhelmingly backs EU membership: survey Reuters - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 4:09 AM EDT

    More than 90 percent of companies operating in the British car industry want the country to stay within the European union, a survey showed on Wednesday, with access … More »British car industry overwhelmingly backs EU membership: survey

    Cars are displayed outside a Volvo showroom in west London

    More than 90 percent of companies operating in the British car industry want the country to stay within the European union, a survey showed on Wednesday, with access to the single market deemed fundamental to the sector's success. The automotive industry has been one of the most vocal supporters of EU membership since …

  • A union member is pictured outside of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 751 headquarters in Seattle
    Boeing machinists to vote in rare leadership challenge Reuters - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 5:02 PM EDT

    At stake is leadership of 332,000 dues-paying members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers, which represents workers as diverse as airline … More »Boeing machinists to vote in rare leadership challenge

    A union member is pictured outside of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 751 headquarters in Seattle

    At stake is leadership of 332,000 dues-paying members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers, which represents workers as diverse as airline ticket agents, wood workers and lobstermen, as well as about 32,000 workers in the Seattle area who assemble Boeing jetliners. Results are expected to …

  • Rep. Paul Ryan attends Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington DC
    Republican Paul Ryan to unveil U.S. budget plan on Tuesday Reuters - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 3:53 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Paul Ryan on Tuesday plans to unveil a 10-year balanced budget plan that seeks to bolster Republicans' campaign credentials … More »Republican Paul Ryan to unveil U.S. budget plan on Tuesday

    Rep. Paul Ryan attends Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington DC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Paul Ryan on Tuesday plans to unveil a 10-year balanced budget plan that seeks to bolster Republicans' campaign credentials as the party of fiscal prudence but also leaves them open to fresh attacks over deep cuts to social programs. The House Budget Committee, which Ryan chairs, …

  • File phot of Modi attending the CAIT national convention in New Delhi
    Banks, issuers look to Indian election to end IPO drought Reuters - Fri, Mar 28, 2014 3:52 AM EDT

    By Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - After waiting nearly two years, India's GMR Energy plans to file an IPO prospectus in coming days to raise about $250 million, … More »Banks, issuers look to Indian election to end IPO drought

    File phot of Modi attending the CAIT national convention in New Delhi

    By Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - After waiting nearly two years, India's GMR Energy plans to file an IPO prospectus in coming days to raise about $250 million, sources with direct knowledge of the deal said, starting what bankers hope is an election-fuelled revival in equity raising. Many capital-starved companies, …

  • People enter and leave the headquarters building of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil Congress to investigate Petrobras deal, senator says Reuters - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 3:02 PM EDT

    Brazil's Congress will likely move forward with a special investigation of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the Senate's leader said on Thursday in a move … More »Brazil Congress to investigate Petrobras deal, senator says

    People enter and leave the headquarters building of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro

    Brazil's Congress will likely move forward with a special investigation of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the Senate's leader said on Thursday in a move that could impair President Dilma Rousseff's chances for re-election. A proposal from opposition lawmakers to investigate the controversial purchase of …

  • Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the first meeting of the newly-formed CIASN, an interministerial committee for simplifying tax collection, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia
    S&P cuts Brazil credit rating in blow to Rousseff Reuters - Mon, Mar 24, 2014 8:46 PM EDT

    By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's sovereign debt rating closer to speculative territory on Monday in a blow to President Dilma Rousseff, … More »S&P cuts Brazil credit rating in blow to Rousseff

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the first meeting of the newly-formed CIASN, an interministerial committee for simplifying tax collection, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's sovereign debt rating closer to speculative territory on Monday in a blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose efforts to stir the economy from a years-long slump have eroded the country's finances. Brazil had its long-term debt rating downgraded to BBB …

 
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