U.S. justices say inmate can keep beard while contesting policy Read
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said an Arkansas prison inmate should be allowed to maintain a beard while he contests the prison’s grooming policy.
Carney says wages unlikely to rise in real terms until mid-2014 Read
LONDON (Reuters) – Britons should not expect their wages to rise in real terms until the middle of next year despite a strengthening economy, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday.
Typhoon to cut Philippines growth Read
Philippine Finance Minister Cesar Purisma tells the BBC that Typhoon Haiyan could cut economic growth by one percentage point next year.
Toronto City Council asks Mayor Rob Ford to go away Read
TORONTO (Reuters) – Toronto City Council asked embattled Mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday to take a break from his job to deal with “personal issues”, which he admits include both buying illegal drugs and smoking crack cocaine.
Man surfaces at San Diego church 34 years after abduction to Mexico Read
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A U.S.-born man who was abducted as a child, taken to Mexico and robbed of all his money in a harrowing trek back to the United States more than three decades later has found refuge at …
BoE to stick with rate pledge despite more upbeat forecasts Read
LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is likely to stress on Wednesday that he is in no rush to raise interest rates despite a marked brightening in Britain’s economic outlook over the past three months.
Starbucks to pay $3bn over Kraft row Read
Starbucks has been ordered to pay almost $3bn in damages and other costs in a dispute with Kraft Foods over packaged coffee.
Cameron to make first China visit since Dalai Lama row Read
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a major trade delegation to China early next month, he said on Monday, his first such visit since he angered Beijing by meeting the Dalai Lama last year.
‘Soaring demand’ for homes says Rics Read
Chartered surveyors are calling for urgent action to cope with ‘soaring demand’ from house buyers.
China criticises ‘kill everyone’ remark on U.S. talk show Read
BEIJING (Reuters) – China sharply criticised an American talk-show host on Monday for a remark made by a child on his programme which has set off protests by Chinese-Americans in the United States.