- German Jobless Claims Fall Further
Wall Street Journal, Tuesday - 06/02/2015 - 06:51 PM
German jobless claims fell further in May and vacancies hit an all-time high, cementing the position of Germany’s labor market as the strongest in the eurozone.
- Jim Thorpe's sons ask Supreme Court to allow reburial
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday - 06/02/2015 - 05:17 PM
The sons, along with the Sac and Fox Nation, asked the Supreme Court to decide that the town of Jim Thorpe, which named itself for the athlete in a deal with his third wife, falls under a 1990 law intended to rectify the historic plundering of American Indian burial grounds. After Oklahoma's governor balked at the cost of a planned monument to the athlete, third wife Patricia had Thorpe's body seized by police during his Indian funeral service and sent it to northeastern Pennsylvania. The law requires museums — defined as any institution or state or local government agency that receives federal funds — and federal agencies possessing American Indian remains to return them upon request of the deceased's family or tribe. Lawyers for the sons warned Tuesday that if the ruling by the 3rd U.
- Big Oil Takes Aim at King Coal
Wall Street Journal, Tuesday - 06/02/2015 - 12:47 PM
Europe’s largest oil companies came out forcefully against coal, taking aim at a competing fossil fuel as they push cleaner-burning natural gas ahead of climate-change talks.
- Israeli military punishes soldier for eating a pork sandwich
Long Island Newsday, Tuesday - 06/02/2015 - 05:58 AM
US-born Israeli soldier punished for eating distinctly non-kosher pork sandwich in uniform
- Israeli archive: Nazi mastermind saw wife before execution
Associated Press, Tuesday - 06/02/2015 - 03:49 AM
Israel's state archive says Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann was allowed to see his wife shortly before his 1962 execution.
- From the Expat Blog: When Your Language Teacher Becomes Your ‘Therapist’
Wall Street Journal, Monday - 06/01/2015 - 11:49 PM
When I arrived in Beijing a year and a half ago, one of my first tasks was to find a good Mandarin teacher. I didn’t expect that my teacher would also become one of my closest friends and essentially an ad hoc therapist.
- Woman behind Silicon Valley sex bias suit appealing verdict
San Antonio Express-News, Monday - 06/01/2015 - 07:46 PM
A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal on Monday of a jury verdict against her. Kleiner Perkins' spokeswoman Christina Lee said in a statement Monday that the company was committed to gender diversity in the workplace and believes that women in technology would be best served by focusing on the issue outside of continued litigation.
- EU Patrols Save Thousands of Migrants
Wall Street Journal, Monday - 06/01/2015 - 12:47 PM
European Union vessels helped rescue nearly 6,000 migrants off the Libyan coast between Thursday and Sunday, officials said, in the first major operations since the bloc expanded patrols last week.
- What Would FIFA Be Without Europe?
Wall Street Journal, Monday - 06/01/2015 - 08:47 AM
The headquarters of soccer’s world and European governing bodies are only about 160 miles apart, each in their own scenic corners of Switzerland. The rift between them, however, is much wider.
- German foreign minister visits Gaza
Associated Press, Monday - 06/01/2015 - 07:32 AM
Germany's foreign minister has paid a rare visit to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a blockade on the territory and urging Hamas to make sure no more rockets are fired into Israel.
- Egyptian-American released, flies back to US
Tampa Tribune, Monday - 06/01/2015 - 02:47 AM
- Alleged FIFA Payments Suggest Link to Top Officials
Wall Street Journal, Sunday - 05/31/2015 - 06:47 AM
The size of 2008 transfers, alleged in a Justice Department indictment, would have required approval within a small group at FIFA’s highest levels, former and current FIFA officials say.