Luxembourg tax storm hits new EU chief Juncker - Yahoo! News EU Commission says already acting on Luxembourg tax practices - Yahoo! Finance 11/6/2014 - 2:30 pm | View Link
Luxembourg tax deal report 'a threat to Juncker' - Turkish Weekly ... of the German SPD-delegation in the European Parliament, Udo Bullmann, also demanded on Thursday a special debate in the EU-Parliament on the... 11/6/2014 - 5:49 am | View Link
[Ticker] Netherlands wants deadline extension for EU budget bill - EUobserver ... its €642 million EU budget bill later than the 1 December deadline, finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem told Dutch parliament Wednesday. 11/5/2014 - 1:20 pm | View Link
Hungary attempts to bypass EU law on South Stream - EurActiv.com Hungary’s parliament Monday (3 November) approved amended legislation aimed at circumventing EU law, opening the way for the construction of the 11/4/2014 - 11:14 am | View Link
Readout of Ambassador Froman’s Call with EU Commissioner for Trade ... - USTR ... congratulated the Trade Commissioner on her appointment and winning the support of the EU Parliament through her confirmation process. 11/3/2014 - 2:59 pm | View Link
Juncker's EU Commission takes office on Saturday The new European Commission formally takes office on Saturday (Nov 1) under Jean-Claude Juncker, who says he wants to make the EU's executive arm less bureaucratic and more political. 10/31/2014 - 7:25 am | View Link
Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU The German government is calling for the EU-wide retention of personal flight data as an anti-terrorism measure, but is facing opponents who object to yet another database holding private information. 10/30/2014 - 8:11 am | View Link
Berlin calls for EU-wide retention of PNR flight data The German government is calling for EU-wide retention of flight passenger data to combat the risk of terror caused by returning Jihadists, sparking opposition in the European Parliament against what critics call a “pointless hasty decision”. EurActiv Germany reports . 10/30/2014 - 3:25 am | View Link
Cameron rejects giving Scotland veto in EU referendum By Kylie MacLellan and Alistair Smout LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four constituent parts vote to do so. Cameron has promised a referendum in 2017 on Britain's continued EU membership ... 10/29/2014 - 1:48 pm | View Link
UK's Cameron rejects Scottish proposal on EU referendum By Kylie MacLellan and Alistair Smout LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four constituent parts vote to do so. Cameron has promised a referendum in 2017 on the UK's continued EU membership ... 10/29/2014 - 9:27 am | View Link
Europe Versus Google as EU Parliament Votes on Break-Up Can one of the world's Internet behemoths be taken down by a bunch of Brussels bureaucrats? On Thursday, the members of the European Parliament in Brussels are scheduled to vote on a motion that, among other things, includes a recommendation to break up ... 11/25/2014 - 4:11 am | View Link
European Parliament : EU budget: Parliament urges EU member states to pay up and do a deal MEPs were disappointed that no deal had been struck with the Council on topping up the EU's 2014 budget and a new budget for 2015, they said in a debate on Tuesday. They urged EU member states to muster the political will to tackle the ever-growing pile of ... 11/25/2014 - 3:26 am | View Link
EU threatens to break up Google London: In a move to curb the dominance of the search giant, the European Parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, the Financial Times reported. In a vote expected Thursday, the European Parliament may endorse forcing Google to split its ... 11/25/2014 - 2:40 am | View Link
United States says EU's Google case should not be politicised The comments by the U.S. Mission came a week after Andreas Schwab, a German conservative, and Ramon Tremosa, a Spanish liberal at the European Parliament, unveiled a draft of their resolution saying that separating search engines from other commercial ... 11/25/2014 - 2:23 am | View Link
Pope Francis Slams EU's 'Opulence' And 'Aloofness' In Historic Parliament Speech STRASBOURG -- Pope Francis has attacked the European Union's "opulent" and "aloof" leadership and institutions in an extraordinary speech to the Strasbourg parliament, the first from the pontiff in more than a quarter of a decade. The historic address ... 11/25/2014 - 1:22 am | View Link
European elections 2014 This website is dedicated to the European elections in 2014. Here you will find everything you need to know about the elections that give you the chance to choose the ... 11/25/2014 - 3:15 am | View Website
European Parliament press releases Media communications from the European Parliament ... Tirana in Albania is hosting a conference on fundamental rights, non-discrimination and the protection of ... 11/25/2014 - 1:21 am | View Website
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EuroparlTV: Home Reviewing EU spending in 2013, Court of Auditors chief Vitor Caldeira says the focus should be on achieving results. 11/24/2014 - 12:56 pm | View Website
European Parliament The European Parliament (abbreviated as EU Parliament or the EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the ... 11/23/2014 - 12:07 pm | View Website
C. J. Brown has been part of Maryland's football program for so long, he committed to the school when George W. Bush was president.
The sixth-year quarterback will play his final home game Saturday, when the Terrapins (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) face Rutgers (6-5, 2-5).
"The biggest thing is being able to kind of lead this team through the ups and downs and now the past two seasons be able to go to back-to-back bowl games," said Brown, who missed all but one game in 2010 with a fractured shoulder and all of 2012 with a torn ACL.
A year after Brown scored the winning touchdown to upset host Virginia Tech in overtime, he has led Maryland to its initial triumph in Ann Arbor and to its first victory at Penn State in 23 tries.
A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.
Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and huge bison — along with insects, plants, pollen and other animals — offers a glimpse at how ancient animal adapted to climate change.
The warmer weather allowed forests to reach about 2,500 feet farther up the mountainside than today's tree line, which is about 11,500 feet above sea level at the Snowmass site.
"The site is spectacular because it has a single continuous pile of sediment from the most recent interglacial period," about 120,000 years ago, when conditions were similar to the present, said Ian Miller, chairman of the Earth Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Researchers also found about 50 other species, including mammoths, giant sloths about the size of today's grizzly bears, and bison that were half again as large as the modern-day versions.
'Guardian angel,' community join to give man home
LEXINGTON, N. C. (AP) — She'd warned Scotty Reynolds to stay away from people like this, but "Mr. I Don't Listen" ignored her, as usual.
Gayle Whitehead had been watching out for the mentally disabled man for 30 years — getting him out of scrapes, picking him up at the police station or hospital, washing his feet when he'd gone without shoes.
The argument got so heated that the police were called in to take Reynolds home — for his protection.
Swinging his head rhythmically from side to side, Scotty Reynolds sings or talks to himself as he walks the streets of this former textile and furniture manufacturing hub.
With his computer bag and bow tie, Reynolds is about as much a fixture in Lexington as barbecue.
Scotty awoke Christmas morning to find a trove beneath the tree: A Teddy bear, a drum kit, a set of encyclopedias, a keyboard, some new clothes.
The boy, diagnosed as bipolar and schizophrenic, would mimic his father's behavior — when he was 14, he punched his mother.
Whitehead largely ceased to be a daily presence in his life, until one day when he showed up on her doorstep, complaining that he had been physically abused at the home.
The day he turned 18, he packed his bags and walked back to Lexington — to the one person he could always count on.
In addition to their two biological and two adopted children, they have fostered six other kids over the years.
 56, Whitehead is executive director of Crisis Ministry of Davidson County, in charge of the county's only homeless shelter, a food and clothing bank, and a program to help the disabled manage their finances, medications and other needs.
In a lilting voice, he describes a typical visit: "'What do you need Scotty?'" he says, head down, affecting Whitehead's stern tone.
Tender-hearted to a fault, he would often invite homeless people to stay with him in his apartment.
Mama's sicker than people knows,' Reynolds recalls, his voice breaking with emotion.
Doctors had diagnosed Whitehead with a rare form of cervical cancer.
The assistant vice president and loan officer had known Gayle and Gary Whitehead for a quarter century.
Beck would emerge from a meeting to find him sitting in the lobby, typing on his laptop, reading a magazine, or enjoying some coffee and cookies.
 in late August, everything was in order.
" that's where I think we underestimate, sometimes, people's ability, people's goals, people's dreams," he says.
Thieves had stripped the house of its copper plumbing and wiring, and the heating system was gone.
Bank employees and others contributed money and household items.
On a recent rainy Saturday, about a dozen students and staff members from the community college scraped, painted, ripped up carpet and hauled away debris.