What I'm reading: It may take a generation to bring Russia back - CNN ... eurozone economies in an increasingly parlous state, Putin still assumes that Angela Merkel and François Hollande will resist, and ultimately... 11/20/2014 - 10:03 am | View Link
Carbon cutters ‘outsourcing emissions’ - The Australian ... sidelines of the G20. European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande stressed during their... 11/20/2014 - 8:08 am | View Link
China at APEC: West Should Join Us On the New Silk Road - Executive Intelligence Review Time bomb in Asia-Pacific - CHINAdaily 11/20/2014 - 4:52 am | View Link
The West threw Ukraine into absolute chaos, but the US and the EU ... - Pravda Punchbag Putin beats hasty retreat as G20 wraps - CNN 11/18/2014 - 1:47 pm | View Link
Putin-bashing at G-20 meeting was juvenile - Japan Times CRIMEA, CHECHNYA AND PUTIN’S DOUBLE STANDARDS - St. Petersburg Times Russia 11/18/2014 - 6:04 am | View Link
Germany's EU commissioner doubts Hollande's reforms Günther Oettinger, a political ally of Angela Merkel, chancellor, said France must live up to commitments made last year to cut its budget deficit, and said its new spending plan does not reform the pension system, cut labor costs or lower corporate taxes ... 11/20/2014 - 7:22 pm | View Link
Hollande, Merkel Declare 'Illegal' East Ukraine Referendum, Warn of More Sanctions STRALSUND, Germany—German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande on Saturday urged the Kiev government to make concessions to the pro-Russian population in Ukraine even as they declared a looming independence referendum in the ... 05/10/2014 - 4:59 pm | View Link
Merkel and Hollande Send Russia a Warning STRALSUND, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel invites only the most select of visitors to this pretty Baltic Sea port, the center of her parliamentary constituency and a rich symbol of Germany’s centuries of trade with Russia and the country’s ... 05/10/2014 - 10:23 am | View Link
Merkel, Hollande to discuss European communication network avoiding U.S. Merkel, who visits France on Wednesday, has been pushing for greater data protection in Europe following reports last year about mass surveillance in Germany and elsewhere by the U.S. National Security Agency. Even Merkel's cell phone was reportedly ... 02/15/2014 - 5:11 am | View Link
David Cameron plans major London welcome for Angela Merkel David Cameron is planning to lay on a major welcome for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, when she visits Britain later this month. The Prime Minister is arranging for Mrs Merkel to address both MPs and Lords in Parliament and hold an audience with the ... 02/5/2014 - 9:07 am | View Link
Angela Merkel Angela Dorothea Merkel (born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and a former research scientist, who has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the leader of ... 11/26/2014 - 9:05 am | View Website
Ridicule François Hollande with Merkel and Obama François Hollande, aka "Flamby", named after the soft creamy desert because he is such an effete numb-head is showing off his ridicule on the ... 11/25/2014 - 5:13 pm | View Website
Hollande/Merkel : petites hésitations sur le tapis rouge ... Hollande/Merkel : petites hésitations sur le tapis rouge ... ... Images : AFPTV 11/25/2014 - 3:25 pm | View Website
François Hollande François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande (born 12 August 1954) is a French politician. A longtime leader of the Socialist Party, he became President of France with ... 11/22/2014 - 12:16 pm | View Website
Putin, Poroshenko meet Merkel, Hollande on Ukraine crisis ... MILAN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President ... 10/17/2014 - 9:05 am | 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.