Dec 23, 2014

Going it alone, Obama made big moves in 2014

President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a “year of action” focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president acted alone, issuing more than 80 executive actions and related measures. On immigration, climate ...

Dec 11, 2014

Two Italian parties call for exit from eurozone

A pair of euro-skeptic parties announced Wednesday they have plans to get Italy out of the eurozone, echoing popular anger against the 28-nation bloc. Northern League head Matteo Salvini — the rising star of an Italian right in disarray — told reporters: “We want ...

Dec 5, 2014

Australia creates temporary visas for refugees

Australia’s Senate on Friday narrowly passed a law that creates a new class of temporary visas for refugees, allowing them to stay and work in the country for three to five years but preventing them from making Australia their permanent home. Emotional debate ended ...

Jeb Bush condemns Obama immigration order

Dec 2, 2014

Jeb Bush condemns Obama immigration order

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hinted Monday that a decision on his presidential ambitions is coming “in short order” as he condemned President Barack Obama’s recent immigration order for going “way beyond” what other presidents have done — including his own father. Bush, the ...