Madison Phillips

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EU foreign ministers delay Ukraine decision

The EU has postponed any decision on a planned trade deal with Ukraine, foreign ministers from the 28-member bloc said on Monday.<p>Ministers had planned to decide today whether to ink a deal with Kiev on a so-called ‘Association Agreement’ at an EU summit in Vilnius, Lithuania this month.<p>Two EU …

Amazingly, Greek Unemployment Is Getting Worse

Increasing salary may not be enough to lure jobseekers

Increasing pay might not be enough to tempt people away from their current job and into a new position according to new report on labour market<p>Just ramping up wages to attract top talent might not be enough to tempt staff away from their current jobs, judging by the results of a respected labour …

Europe is moving to destroy €430 billion in money market funds beloved by banks and CFOs

“No financial market, no financial product, no financial player will escape efficient rules and oversight.” With that, European commissioner Michel Barnier (pictured above) recently unveiled a set of new rules to regulate the so-called shadow banking sector.<p>This amorphous corner of the financial …

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars

We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam or Paris. Denmark even has highways specifically for cyclists.<p>Indeed, earlier this month, NPR's Lauren Frayer reported that Spain, which has long had a love affair with cars, is embracing the bicycle: For the first time on record, Lauren …

Windows Phone: Today Italy, Tomorrow the World!

Windows Phone’s market-share march continued apace during the three months ended in September, charting some significant growth abroad.<p>In the third …

Turkey Seizes Chemicals On Syria Border

Turkish authorities have seized a large quantity of chemicals from a convoy trying to illegally enter the country from Syria, which "could be transformed into weapons", the army said Sunday.<p>The convoy of three vehicles refused to stop as it attempted to illegally cross the border on Saturday near …

The economic case against extended maternity leave

Time off with a new baby is sweet and so valuable for the family, but does it benefit society too?<p>Not nearly as much as some proponents suggest—and especially not if mothers take longer maternity leaves, according to new research conducted jointly by economics professors in the UK, US, and Norway. …

Spain has cut its exorbitant Christmas spending by over 40% since 2008

The past few years have been tough for Spain, and Christmas-time is no exception.<p>Spending during the holiday season is expected to fall this year by 11.5%, according to Fuci, the Federation of Independent users and consumers (link in Spanish). “This report serves as a picture of the current …

BP and Shell 'rigged Brent oil price for a decade', traders claim

Oil giants BP and Royal Dutch Shell are accused by traders of manipulating the Brent crude oil price for more than a decade.<p>BP and Royal Dutch Shell have been accused of manipulating the Brent crude oil price for more than a decade, in allegations filed in a lawsuit in New York.<p>The North Sea oil …

High demand for 2014 World Cup tickets

Tickets for next year's World Cup went on sale online on Tuesday with 16 of the 64 matches immediately seeing a high number of applicants, including the opening match in Sao Paulo and the final in Rio de Janeiro.<p>FIFA's website showed there were more ticket applicants than the number of seats …

US debt: 'Your shutdown is not an 'epic battle', it is bad governance'

The Republican Party has completely lost the public relations war over who was primarily responsible for Washington's latest damaging budget stand-off, writes Peter Foster<p>With cracked voice and snow-white goatee, the veteran of six Second World War naval clashes narrows his eyes towards a distant …

5 Awesome Things to do in Jasper Alberta Canada

Picking 5 awesome things to do in Jasper, Alberta, Canada is an extremely difficult task. There are so many things to do in Jasper that it would take …

Cuba, the Caribbean’s wild island

Known more for music and politics than for natural riches, the Caribbean country is teeming with life – from flamingo colonies to the largest population of the rare Cuban crocodile.

Economists dial down projections for Mexico's growth

MEXICO CITY -- Storms and insecurity are further eroding once-optimistic predictions for Mexico’s economic growth, analysts say.<p>At the start of the year, Mexico’s new government under President Enrique Peña Nieto boasted of a robust economy that would grow at a rate of more than 3.5%, better than …

99% of kidnappings in Mexico went unreported last year

Few crime statistics are as sobering as the ones coming out of Mexico these days.<p>The latest public security report, (pdf, Spanish link) released by Mexico’s statistics bureau (INEGI) earlier this week, reveals the extent of the country’s rampant and virtually unpunished kidnapping problem. …

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Santiago de Chile #1 place to visit in 2011

From “the beaches of Mexico to the wilds of Kurdistan,” The New York Times chose <b>Santiago</b> over all else as the most gratifying tourist destination for …

Striking Brazilian teachers clash with Rio police

Clashes broke out in Rio de Janeiro's busy downtown business district on Tuesday as police skirmished with striking schoolteachers.<p>Teachers pressing for better pay had gathered in front of City Hall, where a vote on Mayor Eduardo Paes' salary proposal was expected. The strikers oppose the proposal, …

Rio de Janeiro protests turn violent - Telegraph

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Breaking Bad,' Bad Boys, Bad Choices

Listen to Pop Culture Happy Hour<p><b>Listen · 44:35</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>First things first: FEAR NOT. This is a non-spoilery <i>Breaking Bad</i> discussion. If you don't believe me, consider that even two of the people in the room haven't seen the whole run of the series, so if there were spoilers, we'd …