In the late 1980s, Pier Luigi Loro Piana was in a bind. As a chief executive of the Italian luxury-fashion company Loro Piana, he wanted to offer his customers the finest animal fiber in the world: the hair of the vicua, a small llama-like creature native to the high plains of the Peruvian Andes
Canada’s opposition politics have taken a hard left turn, with some bizarre consequences. The fourth general election in just seven years saw Canadians answer conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s call for political stability by returning him to power with the majority government that had previously eluded him.
THE competing power groups that make up the American system have never operated in complete harmony.
INTERNATIONAL “Who Rules the World?” Opens, most auspiciously, the political New Year 1928. Not since the World War has a twelvemonth commenced with all nations so substantially at peace, with all major governments so markedly stable.
The budget compromise reached by the White House and Congress this weekend included a “historic amount of cuts,” as House Speaker John Boehner and Senate majority leader Harry Reid said in their joint statement announcing the deal.
Some people get angry. Some stoically accept their fate
On Saturday morning, about 12 hours before the U.S.
Still struggling to line up the 60 votes that are needed to overcome a potential filibuster of health care reform, Senate majority leader Harry Reid sent a strong signal on Tuesday that President Obama is unlikely to be signing his top domestic priority into law this year, as Democrats had hoped. “We’re not going to be bound by timelines,” Reid told reporters as he emerged from a weekly lunch with Democratic Senators.
Writing in his will in 1895, Alfred Nobel designated who should determine the winners of the annual prizes which he intended to be established after his death. Since its inception in 1901, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize has been chosen, in accordance with Nobel’s wishes, by a five-member committee of lawmakers elected by the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, and assisted by specially-appointed expert advisers
Leading Republicans urged President Obama to make a swift decision in favor of more U.S. troops for the war in Afghanistan after talks between the president and congressional leaders Tuesday.