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Romania's government threatened by no confidence vote

Bucharest - Romania's opposition on Tuesday initiated a no confidence vote against the ruling left-wing government, which finds itself in a vulnerable moment after it was recently abandoned by its coalition partner, was thrashed at the polls and saw its leader sen...

Iceland government survives confidence vote

Reykjav - Iceland's parliament rejected an opposition motion of no-confidence in the new government, which is struggling to shake off revelations from the leaked "Panama Papers" which have already forced the prime minister to step down.

Physically active children are happier

London - A child focus exercise campaign called Change4Life, backed by Disney's 10 minute shake up campaign, has begun in the U.K. To accompany this, a report has been issued explaining the benefits of physical exercise for children.

Greek PM narrowly wins parliamentary confidence vote

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras won a parliamentary confidence vote, which he called in a bid to rally support, but which provided him with only a narrow majority.

Crimea crisis hits German business confidence: Ifo

Frankfurt - The German Ifo business confidence fell for the first time for five months in March, data showed on Tuesday, as the Crimea crisis hurts sentiment in Europe's biggest economy.

German investor sentiment drops in March: ZEW

Frankfurt - Investment sentiment in Germany hit its lowest level in seven months in March amid uncertainty about the fallout for Europe's top economy from the crisis in Crimea, a survey found Tuesday.The widely watched investor confidence index calculated by the Z...

German Ifo business confidence index up for fourth month

Frankfurt - German business confidence rose for the fourth month in a row in February, data showed on Monday, as the outlook for Germany with Europe's biggest economy continues to hold up.The Ifo economic institute's closely watched business climate index climbed ...

German investor sentiment slips in February: ZEW

Frankfurt Am Main - Investor sentiment in Germany slipped in February as uncertainty about the US and emerging economies came to the fore, but the German recovery remains intact, data showed on Tuesday.The widely watched investor confidence index calculated by the ZEW eco...

Eurozone confidence highest in January since July 2011: EU

Brussels - Eurozone economic confidence increased in January to the highest level since July 2011, a key European Commission indicator showed on Thursday.Confidence in the 18-nation area stood at 100.9 points against 100.4 in December, the EU executive said.

German consumer confidence 'to rise again in February': GfK study

Frankfurt - Consumer confidence in Germany rose again at the start of the new year, auguring well for Europe's top economy as it goes into 2014, a new poll found on Wednesday.

Germany's Ifo business index climbs

Berlin - German business confidence rose sharply in December, data showed on Monday, with a surprisingly strong boost pointing to a sunny outlook in Europe's biggest economy.

German investor sentiment stalls, but recovery intact

Frankfurt - Investment sentiment in Germany stalled unexpectedly in January after rising to a seven-year high the previous month, but recovery of Europe's top economy remains intact, a survey found on Tuesday.

Bank of Canada Governor sees confidence in economy, growth

The Bank of Canada Governor says confidence in the economy is improving, and the country is near a "tipping point," that will soon bring closer to normal economic growth.

Quarterly poll finds U.S. CEOs growing confident in economy

Dallas - The economic recovery hasn’t been the greatest: unemployment rates remain high, a large number of job opportunities have been part-time, private companies aren’t making investments and the government continues to be a hindrance to any economic growth.

Busy Hands, Open Heart Special

New York - Talent coordinator of The Daily Show by day, knitting maven by night, Beth Shorr runs her own successful Etsy store that’s filled with original designs. The California native began knitting as a way of keeping her hands busy.

Confidence in US newspapers and TV news rises slightly

Washington - A new Gallup poll shows Americans’ confidence in newspapers and television news has taken a slight rebound in the past year, but still falls far short of the levels seen during the 1990s and up until 2003.

Op-Ed: Finding out what people think about the Harper government

The Canadian House of Commons decided last week that it was not confident in Stephen Harper's minority government. But what does the public think?

Poll: Confidence in U.S. Health Care System Grows

During the Congressional recess this month, both the Republicans and Democrats will be battling it out over health care reform through town hall meetings and advertisement. But are Americans already happy?

Van Cleef & Arpels introduces China-exclusive jewelries

Paris -based fine jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels shows its confidence in the Chinese luxury market by launching a China-exclusive collection in early June.

Canada: Will The Opposition Force An Election?

The three federal opposition parties are unhappy with the government's fall fiscal update: so unhappy there is talk about a no-confidence vote.

Op-Ed: The joys of being broke, neo-American style, and a few suggestions

Consumers are running scared, and with good reason. As jobs collapse and credit becomes a Utopian dream, the domestic budget is an endangered species, like the dinosaurs. It’s already extinct, it just hasn’t got the details sorted out yet.

Scientists Develop 'Social Viagra' Drug to Overcome Shyness

Scientists want people to be able to overcome shyness and social awkwardness by means of a “social Viagra” drug. The drug is based on a natural hormone that bonds anxious newborn babies with their mothers and allays any fear.

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