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May 31, 2015

French Open: Djokovic, Nadal race into fourth round

Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title — and the only one he's never won — racing into the French Open fourth round #French Open #French Open 2015 #Novak Djokovic #Rafael Nadal #Sports #Tennis

May 31, 2015

U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea | Reuters

GENEVA A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview #Africa #Argentina #Business #Economy #India #Mexico #Russia #Sports #United Kingdom

May 31, 2015

U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea | Reuters

GENEVA A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview. Rainfall in 2014, the lowest in records going back 30 years, was 40-60 percent below 2013 levels, and reservoirs are very low, said Ghulam Isaczai, the U.N #Africa #Argentina #China #Economy #France #markets #Middle East #Russia #Technology #United States

May 31, 2015

Islamic State blows up empty prison complex in Syria’s Palmyra | Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State blew up a major prison complex in the central Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, according to a group monitoring the war, destroying an important symbol of government control in the jihadist-held city. The prison was empty of people at the time of the detonation, said Rami Abdulrahman from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Islamic State announced the explosion in a statement on social media and supporters posted pictures of huge clouds of grey smoke above the sprawling complex in the city, also known as Tadmur. #Africa #Argentina #France #Health #Italy #markets #Mexico #Middle East #Sports #Syria #United Kingdom #United States

May 31, 2015

Walcott, Sanchez on target as Arsenal win record 12th FA Cup

After a nine-year trophy drought, Arsenal has now won the Cup two years in a row, overtaking Manchester United's record of 11 titles. #Alexis Sanchez #Arsenal #Arsenal vs Aston Villa #Arsène Wenger #Aston Villa #FA Cup #FA Cup Final #football #KickingAround #Sports #Theo Walcott #Tim Sherwood

May 31, 2015

Vietnam says reports of China artillery on reclaimed land bad sign | Reuters

SINGAPORE Vietnam's deputy defense minister said on Saturday that reports China had placed mobile artillery weapons on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea were, if true, a very worrying development. #Entertainment #France #India #Mexico #opinion #Technology #United Kingdom #Vietnam

May 30, 2015

Islamic State blows up empty prison complex in Syria’s Palmyra – monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State blew up a major prison complex in the central Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, according to a group monitoring the war. The prison was empty at the time of the detonation, said Rami Abdulrahman from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Africa #Business #Copyright #Economy #Entertainment #France #India #Latin America #lifestyle #markets #Middle East #opinion

May 30, 2015

China tells workplaces they must have Communist Party units | Reuters

SHANGHAI China has passed a regulation ensuring government organisations and private companies have Communist Party units so that party policy can be implemented across society, the People's Daily, the official party mouthpiece, said on Saturday. The regulation was passed on Friday at a meeting of the Politburo, one of the Communist Party's elite ruling bodies, with President Xi Jinping in attendance. It was unclear if the regulation, the latest in Xi's campaign aimed at strengthening party discipline, extended to foreign organisations operating in China. #Argentina #Business #France #India #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Sports

May 30, 2015

U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella | Reuters

TOKYO The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement on Saturday. #Business #China #Economy #Entertainment #Health #India #Japan #Mexico #Middle East #United Kingdom #United States

May 30, 2015

Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershed | Reuters

WASHINGTON At 3:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, the National Security Agency and telecommunications companies will begin mothballing a once-secret system that collected Americans' bulk telephone records, shutting down computers and sealing off warehouses of digital data. If the U.S #Economy #Entertainment #France #Health #markets #Middle East #science #Sports #United States