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Germany’s biggest parties agree to form ‘grand coalition’

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Elections, Politics, World
Germany’s biggest parties agree to form ‘grand coalition’
BERLIN, Germany — The country’s two leading political rivals agreed on a “grand coalition” on Wednesday that will almost certainly install Angela Merkel as chancellor for her third term. “This contract forms a great coalition for great challenges,” Merkel told reporters. Following...

Leveson Report: David Yelland says press misleading public

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Elections, Most Read, People, Politics, World
Leveson Report: David Yelland says press misleading public
The press is misleading the public and engaging in hysteria over press regulation plans, according to a former editor of the Sun. In a speech later, David Yelland is expected to accuse newspapers of censoring debate on the Leveson Report and its proposals for new press rules. He will warn the public...

Energy bills: Ministers not seeking ‘price pledge’

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Elections, People, Politics, World
Energy bills: Ministers not seeking ‘price pledge’
The government has denied reports it is seeking a commitment from energy firms to hold their prices down until 2015. The companies told BBC News ministers were putting pressure on them to commit to a price freeze. But Treasury sources say this is not part of their plan – and they were looking instead...

EU summit shows no sign of reviving Ukraine deal

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Elections, Latest, Politics, World
EU summit shows no sign of reviving Ukraine deal
European leaders appear to have made no progress on reviving a far-reaching association agreement with Ukraine at an EU summit in Vilnius. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych abruptly froze plans to sign the trade and reform deal last week, under pressure from Russia. The Ukraine agreement, the summit’s...