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U.N. rights chief faults Israel, Palestinians over Gaza war justice

GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians have failed to adequately investigate the full range of apparent human rights violations committed during the Gaza war last summer, the U.N. human rights chief said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday #Argentina #Business #France #India #Israel #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Russia #United States

7 mins ago

Fed upbeat on U.S. economy, cites strong job gains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year #Arabic #Economy #facebook #France #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

9 mins ago

Raul Castro warns U.S. against meddling in Cuba’s affairs

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Cuba will not accept any interference from the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling in its internal affairs would make rapprochement between the two countries "meaningless." His comments came after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the highest-ranking U.S #Arabic #Brazil #Business #facebook #France #Japan #Latin America #markets #President #Technology #United States

11 mins ago

U.S. stocks fall after Fed statement, oil drop

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, driven by extended losses in the S&P 500 energy sector, after the Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates. Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks this month to boost their struggling economies and saw continued economic expansion in the United States. #Arabic #author #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #NASDAQ #Technology #United Kingdom

24 mins ago

Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Internet watch – CBC

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday. Critics said the revelations - made in 2012 documents obtained by U.S. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #facebook #France #India #Italy #markets #Russia #Technology #United States

26 mins ago

Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in Q4

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as strength in mobile advertising helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's target. Shares of Facebook edged up less than 1 percent to $76.80 in after hours trading. The company said on Wednesday it ended 2014 with 1.39 billion monthly users, with 86 percent of them accessing its service on smartphones and other mobile devices #Arabic #author #Brazil #Business #facebook #France #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

40 mins ago

Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State – govt spokesman

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan is still holding a prisoner whose release has been demanded by Islamic State militants and her freedom depends on the fate of a Jordanian pilot captured by the insurgents, government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said on Wednesday. "It's not true she has been released. Her release is tied to freeing our pilot," Momani said of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman on death row for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack. #Brazil #France #India #japanese #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Russia #Technology #United States

54 mins ago

Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Wednesday it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed. The fate of air force pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh was thought to be tied to that of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, a veteran war reporter who is also being held by the insurgent group #Arabic #France #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #Technology

56 mins ago

Gold falls further after Fed reiterates its patience

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold extended losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient" with regard to any interest rate increase decisions. After its first policy-setting meeting of the year, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said the U.S. #Argentina #author #Brazil #Business #India #Italy #Japan #Mexico #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #United States
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