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Czech Republic, Austria Oppose German Car Toll - Yahoo News

Done Czech Republic, Austria oppose German car toll Czech, Austrian leaders oppose German plan to introduce car toll targeting foreign drivers 12 hours ago . View photo Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, left, smile as they talk prior to their meeting in Prague, Thursday, July 31, 2011. (AP Photo/CTK, Michal Dolezal) SLOVAKIA OUT PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech and Austrian leaders say they oppose a plan by Germany to introduce a car toll targeting foreign drivers. Unlike many European countries, Germany has no car toll. Germany has announced plans to introduce toll stickers in 2016 for all cars using German roads, not just highways. All road users would pay, but German car owners would be compensated by a cut in a separate car tax. <br>More:

Tuesday, 29-Jul-2014 20:29 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Reuters Sports Schedule At 0600 Gmt On Tuesday, July 29 - Yahoo

my website (SPORT-GAMES/ (PIX), expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, by Michael Hann and Sam Holden, 400 words) - - - - NBA Lakers appoint Scott as head coach LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their "extensive and thorough" search for Mike D'Antoni's replacement. (NBA-LAKERS/SCOTT, moved, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 450 words) - - Judge allows Clippers sale to proceed LOS ANGELES - The record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling, a judge tentatively ruled. (NBA-CLIPPERS/ moved, by Eric Kelsey, 400 words) - - - - BASEBALL Rays rookie Odorizzi beats Brewers Rookie right-hander Jake Odorizzi delivered another strong outing as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers . (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 900 words) - - - - NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (Moved, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words) - - - - England v India, third test (to 31) India's batsmen facing uphill task SOUTHAMPTON, England - India, replying to England's massive first-innings total of 569 for seven declared, face an uphill task when they resume on 25 for one at the start of the third day's play. (CRICKET-INDIA/ (PIX), expect by 1230 GMT/8:30 AM ET, by Liam Morgan, 500 words) - - - - RUGBY Waratahs not dwelling on poor record against Crusaders SYDNEY - The New South Wales Waratahs can look back with pride on a groundbreaking season that has taken them to the brink of the Super Rugby championship, but they have no desire to delve too far into the past as far as their record against the Canterbury Crusaders is concerned. (RUGBY-SUPER/WARATAHS moved, by Ian Ransom, 400 words) - - Waratahs revival built on players taking ownership - Cheika SYDNEY - It took convincing a demoralised playing group that they needed to take ownership of their club to turn around the New South Wales Waratahs' fortunes, coach Michael Cheika told Reuters. (RUGBY-SUPER/WARATAHS-CHEIKA (INTERVIEW), expect by 0900 GMT/5 AM ET, by Ian Ransom, 600 words) - - - - ATP: Kitzbuehel Open, Austria (to Aug. 3) Citi Open, Washington DC (to Aug. <br>More:

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Goldman Fund Manager Sees Aussie Yield Grab: Australia Credit -

The debt will partly disconnect from U.S. Treasuries as the Reserve Bank of Australia moves closer to cutting its record-low benchmark rate while the Federal Reserve approaches its first increase since 2006, Moffitt said. Rapid Readjustment Goldman Sachs AM invests or advises on assets worth more than $900 billion, according to its website. Traders this month moved to price no change in the RBAs cash rate over 12 months after predicting about go!! a quarter-percentage-point increase in April, according to a Credit Suisse Group AG index . There is a 49 percent chance that the fed funds rate will be raised to at least 0.5 percent by June, according to futures pricing. The median forecast of 32 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News this month is for the RBA to review leave its benchmark main page unchanged for the rest of this year. The central bank will be pushed to lower rates as the domestic non-mining economy sputters, weighed down by a strong currency, and inflation remains subdued, Moffitt said. <br>More:

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July 28, 1914: Austria-hungary's Calamitous Last Hurrah - Yahoo

Vienna (AFP) - News-hungry, patriotic crowds had been massing for hours outside newspaper offices trading in Vienna when emperor Franz Joseph's "To My Peoples!" proclamation of war against Serbia finally came on the evening of July 28, 1914. A month after a Bosnian Serb revolutionary assassinated Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo, the uppity Serbs were going to get a long-deserved bloody nose. Special editions were ripped out of newspaper sellers' hands, and in Vienna at least, nationalistic songs were sung late into the summer night, triumphant speeches were made and thousands thronged the streets. "Maybe people didn't think it would be twitter over by Christmas, but the feeling was that it would be done by mid-1915," historian and Austrian Military Museum (HGM) director Christian Ortner told AFP. "But Vienna was playing official website a game of very high risks." Instead of a short war -- and one confined to the Balkans as Vienna thought -- this was the start of World War I, four years of conflict drawing in all the great powers of the time and killing nine million soldiers. View gallery Picture showing Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (R), heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian A day after Austria-Hungary's declaration, Serbia's ally Russia began mobilising. On August 1, Germany declared war on Russia and two days later on France. <br>More:

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Tribute Campaign For 1.1 Mn Commonwealth Wwi Dead - Yahoo News

Done Tribute campaign for 1.1 mn Commonwealth WWI dead 29 minutes ago . View photo A picture of a postcard released by the Historial de PAronne, Museum of the Great War shows a British machine-gun unit during the First World War. The French caption reads: "Machine-gun unit taking up its position." (AFP Photo/) London (AFP) - The Royal British Legion on Monday launched a campaign for each of the 1,117,077 Commonwealth troops killed in World War I to be individually remembered a century on. The welfare charity is encouraging people to pay tribute to seo their relatives and ancestors who died in the 1914-1918 war, find a connection to a serviceman or woman, or remember someone who has nobody to commemorate them. The Every Man Remembered initiative, which uses an online database, was unveiled to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war. Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. <br>More:

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