Month: November 2013

Ronaldo Delivers Again

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick to give Portugal a 3-2 win in Sweden and send them to the World Cup finals. Portugal brought a 1-0 lead into their second leg in Solna and after a forgettable opening 45 minutes the game came to life in spectacular fashion with Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic taking centre stage. Ronaldo opened the scoring on 50 minutes before Ibrahimovic then claimed a quick-fire brace to give the home side real hope with Portugal only leading on away goals. Read more here: Yahoo Sports UK...

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Merkel ready to cede on minimum wage to secure coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signalled her readiness to accept the Social Democrats’ (SPD) demand for a legal minimum wage in order to secure their agreement to form a governing coalition, as negotiations enter the final stretch. Merkel began preparing her conservatives for a compromise by telling a Christian Democrats (CDU) youth rally late on Friday that the 8.50 euros per hour pay floor which the SPD demands “will play a role” in future. “It won’t be our vision of a minimum wage,” she added, conceding her party was unlikely to get its own way over the SPD on the issue. That forced her to seek a deal with the SPD, which had its second worst result of the post-war period but remains Germany’s second-biggest party. Read more here: Yahoo Politics News...

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