Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi
WASHINGTON (AP) The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:47:26 -0500
Tsipras names anti-austerity Greek cabinet, bank shares dive
By Lefteris Papadimas and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans on Tuesday, signaling he has no intention of backing away from election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Greek markets endured a second day of turmoil on Tuesday, with bank shares diving and investors fearing the anti-bailout government might be set on a collision course with the country's European Union and IMF creditors. Promising to reverse budget cuts and renegotiate Greece's huge debts, Tsipras's leftist Syriza party stormed to power in Sunday's snap election on a wave of anger against the German-backed austerity policies that have driven up poverty and left one in four Greek workers out of a job. Among a team spanning the radical and more pragmatic wings of Syriza, Tsipras named academic economist Yanis Varoufakis as his finance minister.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:46:29 -0500
UK banks face hefty credit card claims after pact with watchdog
By Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) - Around two million Britons who may have been mis-sold insurance to cover events such as credit card fraud will be asked to vote for a scheme that could cost top banks hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. The scheme, which affects security products on credit and debit cards over an eight-year period, comes after banks have already set aside more than 24 billion pounds to compensate customers mis-sold loan and mortgage insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Tuesday 11 lenders and card issuers had voluntarily agreed to compensate customers after "collaborative discussions". The total amount of compensation will depend on how many eligible customers pursue a claim after buying or renewing products such as Sentinel, Safe and Secure Plus and Card Protection between Jan. 14, 2005 and August 2013.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:43:52 -0500
Auschwitz liberation anniversary - LIVE REPORT
She was sent to Auschwitz in 1944 as an eight-year-old Polish partisan. 16:41 GMT - Testimony - "My whole family was sent to Auschwitz because my parents hid a Jew named Rachmil Friedman. Three members of my family never returned," said Warsaw resident andsurvivor Eugeniusz Dabrowski, deported to Auschwitz in 1944 aged 15. 16:23 GMT - Candles lit - Auschwitz survivors, heads of state and others leave the ceremony tent to place candles in remembrance of Holocaust victims, to the music of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:46:55 -0500
Factbox: Northeast transit resumes limited service after blizzard
(Reuters) - After a blizzard that blanketed the northeastern United States but proved less powerful in New York City than predicted, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways resumed limited operations on Tuesday. The following are the latest updates as of 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday: * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY resumed limited subway service at 8:42 a.m. EST on Tuesday. Bus service will resume incrementally throughout the day, with both bus and subway service operating on a Sunday schedule, MTA said. Long Island Railroad's electrified lines were expected to begin operating on a Sunday schedule starting around 12 p.m. EST.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:40:48 -0500
Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:40:40 -0500
Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:39:40 -0500
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