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Iran nuclear deal would boost cooperation, Rouhani says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Iran and world powers will reach a long-term nuclear deal that ends sanctions against Tehran, it will open the door to deeper cooperation on regional peace and stability and the fight against terrorism, Iran's president said on Tuesday. #Arabic #Argentina #Business #facebook #France #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Politics #United Kingdom

34 mins ago

Fire at memorial to slain teen adds to tensions in Ferguson, Missouri

REUTERS - City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, faced heightened tensions on Tuesday after an early morning fire destroyed a makeshift memorial honoring the black teenager killed last month by a white police officer. The memorial for 18-year-old Michael Brown that caught fire was erected in a grassy area alongside the road where Brown died. A larger memorial, which runs down the center lane of the road, was untouched by the fire #Brazil #Business #Fire #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Politics #United Kingdom

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Ghani ‘seen moving quickly to sign pact on foreign forces’ in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Afghanistan's next president, Ashraf Ghani, is expected to sign legal documents within 24 hours of taking office next week allowing foreign troops to stay in his country beyond 2014, a senior NATO diplomat said on Tuesday. NATO plans to end combat operations in Afghanistan at the end of this year and to leave a smaller training and advisory force in the country from next year to assist Afghan security forces in their fight against a resurgent Taliban insurgency. But those plans were called into question first by outgoing President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign documents establishing a legal basis for U.S. #Afghanistan #Brazil #China #India #Italy #Japan #Middle East #United States

Sep 24, 2014

Iraq PM Abadi retires two top generals after Islamic State conquests

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi retired two senior generals on Tuesday as part of an overhaul of the country's armed forces, which collapsed this summer in the face of Islamic State insurgents who seized wide areas of northern and western Iraq. The two commanders had been close allies of Abadi's predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki, a Shi'ite Muslim widely blamed for sectarian rule that alienated Iraqi Sunni Muslims and abetted the rise of the ultra-radical Sunni Islamic State insurgency. Sunni militants have overrun about a third of northern and western Iraq as well as neighbouring eastern Syria, massacring non-Sunni prisoners and proclaiming a caliphate that erases national borders and is run on medieval Islamic precepts. #Business #China #facebook #France #Japan #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #Politics #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

Sep 24, 2014

Islamic State blows away Gulf qualms about joining U.S. military action

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - It is more than 23 years since Arab countries last made common cause to join U.S.-led military action, and it has taken the threat of Islamic State to persuade them that any public backlash in an already turbulent region is a price worth paying. Of the five Arab states named by Washington as supporting U.S.-led strikes against the jihadist group in Syria, Bahrain, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed they had actually flown sorties. #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Sep 24, 2014

Exclusive – United States defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar al-Assad's government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcnts #Yahoo!

Sep 24, 2014

Britain’s Cameron overheard saying Queen "purred" at Scottish "No" vote

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard on Tuesday saying Queen Elizabeth had "purred" with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence. In New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, TV crews accidentally picked up remarks Cameron made to Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of the city, which are likely to embarrass Queen Elizabeth and the British leader. "She purred down the line. #Brazil #Business #China #Latin America #Middle East #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 24, 2014

Exclusive – Courting Vietnam, U.S. prepares to ease arms embargo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 years after the United States helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam in an ignominious retreat, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo on its former enemy, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi deal with growing naval challenges from China. Senior U.S #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Politics #Technology