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World 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Climate and cost concerns mount in wake of U.S. "superstorm"

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Monday's mammoth storm that caused severe flooding, damage and fatalities to the eastern U.S. will raise pressure on Congress and the next president to address the impacts of climate change as the price tag for extreme weather disasters escalates.

World 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Vatican may eventually limit Sistine Chapel visits

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes turned 500 on Wednesday with the Vatican warning it may eventually limit visitors to protect one of the wonders of Western civilisation.

World 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Climate and cost concerns mount in wake of U.S. "superstorm"

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Monday's mammoth storm that caused severe flooding, damage and fatalities to the eastern U.S. will raise pressure on Congress and the next president to address the impacts of climate change as the price tag for extreme weather disasters escalates.

World 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. Northeast back to business after Sandy's hard hit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of people across the U.S. Northeast stricken by massive storm Sandy will attempt to resume normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets and airports reopen, despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages lasting several more days.

World 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. Northeast back to business after Sandy's hard hit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of people across the U.S. Northeast stricken by massive storm Sandy will attempt to resume normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets and airports reopen, despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages lasting several more days.

World 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hurricane Sandy silences Atlantic City's casinos

(Reuters) - Hurricane Sandy has silenced the thousands of slot machines and high-rollers who normally crowd the black jack and roulette tables of Atlantic City, but the resort's casino companies wager they could be back in business within days.

World 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.N. calls in contractors to help clear CDM backlog

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters Point Carbon) - The U.N. has called in more than 40 contractors and shifted internal resources to help it unclog a bottleneck of requests from companies seeking carbon credits, officials at the body's climate secretariat said on Tuesday.

World 30 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Russia's leaders criticised at Stalin commemorations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Relatives of Josef Stalin's victims commemorated the Soviet dictator's repression on Tuesday and many condemned Russia's leaders for not taking part.

World 30 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Protesters storm Libyan assembly as it votes on government

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters stormed Libya's national assembly on Tuesday, disrupting a vote on a proposed government, saying they were unhappy with some of the nominated ministers.

World 29 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dutch Liberals, Labour vow austerity in coalition deal

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals agreed a coalition with the Labour Party on Monday and vowed to follow a path of austerity.