The federal government has rejected a recommendation to allow soldiers injured in a war zone to accrue war service leave if they are medically evacuated to Australia.
Narendra Damodar Das Modi strides to the lectern. Thousands are still crossing the open space around the site of the rally. Tens of thousands more are crowding the long road from the fields where hundreds of buses have been haphazardly parked. Then there are the long lines of packed minivans stuck on the highway, only a mile or so from their destination.Read More >
Trying to rekindle the fire of India's economy, the finance minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram, promised last week to rein in a runaway deficit even as he raised spending on welfare schemes that the government hopes will woo voters in elections scheduled for next year.Read More >
Budgets are more than just numbers. They're statements. They tell us how much politicians prioritize, say, tax cuts for the rich versus tax expenditures for the poor. And President Obama's 2015 budget, like his previous few, tells us that he's looking for ways to fight inequality in an age of austerity.Read More >