More than 100 Conservative MPs, half of all backbenchers, defy the government by backing an amendment to the Queen’s Speech on an EU referendum.
NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc shareholders should vote against the Wall Street bank’s executive compensation proposal because the board has “failed to link pay with performance,” proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis said in a report … Continue reading
Education Secretary Michael Gove would vote for Britain to leave the EU if there was a referendum today, he says.
The days of tax-free online shopping could finally be numbered. The Senate is planning to vote on a bill as soon as Monday that would give states the authority to collect sales taxes on all Internet purchases, handing local governments … Continue reading
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Small-scale bomb attacks failed to prevent Iraqis voting on Saturday in the first nationwide elections since the last U.S. troops left more than a year ago.
HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) – The Connecticut Senate voted on Wednesday to approve a new gun-control bill that supporters described as one of the toughest in the United States and a response to last December’s shooting at a school in Newtown … Continue reading
NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan police clashed on Sunday with a few dozen protesters angry at a court’s confirmation of Uhuru Kenyatta as president-elect, but the unrest was minor compared with the nationwide bloodshed after the last disputed election.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock futures were little changed on Tuesday amid caution ahead of a crucial vote in Cyprus that could lead the country into default, as investors waited to see if the nation’s troubles would have a wider … Continue reading
NICOSIA (Reuters) – The government of Cyprus is hoping to push a divisive tax on bank deposits through parliament on Tuesday in a bid to stave off a default that could reignite the euro zone crisis.