from Quentin Webb:

Review: The lucrative and controversial Blair Inc

March 20, 2015

REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Quentin Webb:

Review: The lucrative and controversial Blair Inc

March 20, 2015

REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Reuters FYI:

Hong Kong protests lead to retail woes

March 20, 2015

A police officer gestures at protesters during a demonstration inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong February 15, 2015. Anti-mainland Chinese demonstrators on Sunday protested against parallel traders and confronted police, government radio reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Moderation in Atlanta

March 20, 2015

The Federal Reserve certainly confused investors on Wednesday. What with the "patience" brouhaha and the dot matrix of where the Fed expects rates to go, which takes into account the labor market, it will be a welcome relief to see a few Fed speakers come out and hopefully clarify what the central bank is thinking right now.

from India Insight:

Movie Review: Hunterrr

March 20, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

The protagonist in Harshavardhan Kulkarni’s “Hunterrr” (the tacky title is a product of Bollywood’s propensity to fiddle with spellings) is instantly recognizable. Mandar Ponkshe is someone we’ve all met, or been, at some point in life. He’s the guy who ogles at every passing woman, the man who brushes against a woman’s posterior in a crowded market, or stares at a nurse who is treating his sick friend.

from Breakingviews:

ECB torn between two roles in Greek bank support

March 20, 2015

REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from FaithWorld:

French parliament passes ‘deep sleep’ bill for end of life

By Reuters Staff
March 20, 2015

(Nurses work at the palliative care unit of the AP-HP Paul-Brousse Hospital in Villejuif near Paris March 4, 2015. France's parliament will on Tuesday debate a bill allowing patients near the end of their lives to stop treatment and enter a "deep sleep" until they die, a move that critics say amounts to euthanasia in disguise. If passed, the legislation would give dying patients in the secular but majority Catholic country more power over their own treatment. Jean Leonetti, a centre-right lawmaker and doctor who authored the law, told Reuters the bill would allow patients with "hours or days to live" to request to be placed under general anaesthetic right through to the moment they die. Picture taken March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

(Nurses work at the palliative care unit of the AP-HP Paul-Brousse Hospital in Villejuif near Paris March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

from FaithWorld:

Malaysian move toward stricter Islamic law divides opposition party

By Reuters Staff
March 20, 2015

(A Malaysian Muslim prays during a lunch break on the 2nd day of the holy month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 30, 2014. Muslims are observing the fasting month of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, during which observant believers fast from dawn to dusk. They celebrate the end of the sacred Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr festival. REUTERS/Samsul Said)

(A Malaysian Muslim prays during a lunch break on the 2nd day of the holy month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said)

from The Great Debate:

An investor’s view of why Putin’s days may be numbered

By Reuters
March 20, 2015

Investor Bill Browder, author of “Red Notice,” explains how Russian President Vladimir Putin gained total control over Russia, including its oligarchs, in what he calls a “Sopranos moment.”

from FaithWorld:

San Francisco’s Catholic cathedral apologizes for spraying homeless with water

By Reuters Staff
March 20, 2015

(A pedestrian walks across the plaza at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, California March 19, 2015. The Archdiocese of San Francisco has issued an apology to homeless people who endured frequent dousings from a sprinkler system while sheltering at night on the grounds of its principal church, a spokesman said on Thursday. St. Mary's Cathedral had placed the sprinklers in four exterior alcoves to deter people from sleeping there and to keep the area clean but had no idea some individuals were enduring the showers, said spokesman Larry Kamer. St. Mary's former rector decided to place the sprinklers in the alcoves two years ago after the doorways and a path that adjoins a neighboring school became littered with crack pipes, hypodermic needles, condoms and human waste, Kamer said. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

(A pedestrian walks across the plaza at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, California March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)