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Apr 18, 2015

Gunfights and roadblocks rock Mexican city on U.S. border | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gunfights broke out and vehicles were set ablaze on Friday in one of Mexico's biggest cities along the U.S. border, after security forces arrested a leader of one of the main drug gangs in the area. Activity in parts of Reynosa, a city across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas, ground to a halt on Friday afternoon after vehicles were torched and shooting began, authorities said. #Africa #Argentina #Business #Copyright #France #India #lifestyle #Middle East #opinion #Politics #United States

Apr 18, 2015

Trillions of dollars needed for new bid to end poverty by 2030 | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders have drawn up ambitious goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote development over the next 15 years, but now they have to figure out how to pay the bill. #Africa #Bangladesh #Business #climate change #Economy #Entertainment #markets #Nigeria #South Africa #United Kingdom

Apr 18, 2015

Youth e-cigarette data prompts new calls to speed regulation | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Public health advocates are stepping up pressure on the U.S. government to quickly regulate and restrict access to e-cigarettes after new data showed use of the products tripled among high school and middle school children last year #Africa #climate change #Copyright #India #Latin America #markets #opinion #Politics #science

Apr 18, 2015

Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program was a "reasonable compromise" he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail talks with Tehran. Obama told a White House news conference that Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Bob Corker and the panel's leading Democrat, Ben Cardin, had agreed they would protect the bill from "poison pills" amendments that would be tilted toward trying to kill an agreement with Iran. #Argentina #climate change #Entertainment #Latin America #lifestyle #markets #Middle East #opinion #Politics #science #Sports #United States

Apr 18, 2015

Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program was a "reasonable compromise" he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail talks with Tehran. #Barack Obama #Business #Entertainment #France #India #Latin America #lifestyle #markets #opinion #Sports #United Kingdom

Apr 18, 2015

My, my! Many Britons ignorant about Battle of Waterloo | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - As Britain prepares to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a survey shows that many Britons know little about the fight and associate the name with an ABBA song or a London railway station. The National Army Museum survey revealed that more than a quarter of the people surveyed - 28 percent - had no idea who won the battle and 14 percent believed the French were victorious over the British and their Prussian allies. One if five knew absolutely nothing about it. #Belgium #climate change #Entertainment #India #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Politics #science #Sports #Technology

Apr 18, 2015

China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as fox hunters | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's team charged with hunting down officials suspected of corruption who have fled overseas is aged 30 on average, speaks foreign languages and is well educated, a Chinese official said, giving rare details of a secretive operation. #Argentina #Australia #Business #Entertainment #France #India #markets #Mexico #opinion #Sports #Technology #United Kingdom

Apr 18, 2015

Workers claim Wal-Mart closed California store in retaliation | Reuters

REUTERS - Some employees accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday of closing a location in the Los Angeles area for six months in retaliation for workers demanding for better wages and benefits. The largest U.S. #Black Friday #Economy #India #markets #Middle East #Politics #Sports #United States

Apr 18, 2015

China’s Xi urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi king | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Efforts should be stepped up to seek a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman in a telephone call, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. A Saudi-led coalition began an air campaign on March 25 after Yemen's Houthi rebels, who run most of the country, closed in on the southern port city of Aden and forced the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour to flee to Riyadh. #Africa #China #climate change #Entertainment #lifestyle #Middle East #opinion #Politics