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China’s Guangdong to ban officials with overseas kin from top jobs

BEIJING (Reuters) - The wealthy southern Chinese province of Guangdong plans to ban officials from senior or sensitive government positions if they have spouses or children living overseas as part of a corruption crackdown, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. This year Guangdong announced that more than 850 government workers with family overseas, who are known as "naked officials", had been forced out of their jobs. Naked officials are viewed by the government as flight risks whose ability to escape overseas to join family members could make them more inclined to engage in acts of corruption #Brazil #Business #China #facebook #France #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Technology #United Kingdom

27 mins ago

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada’s capital

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital. The gunman in the parliament building was shot dead, and Harper was safely removed. The killing of the Canadian soldier was the second this week with a possible link to Islamic militants. #Business #China #Italy #Japan #markets #Middle East #opinion #United States

42 mins ago

Support group of Japan’s new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a potential new headache for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Yoichi Miyazawa, 64, head of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said he learned from a news report of the 18,230 yen ($170) that the support group spent at the sadomasochism-themed bar in his political district of Hiroshima. "It is true such expenses were made," Miyazawa told reporters. #Brazil #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

47 mins ago

Gunman attacks Canada Parliament as soldier is killed near war memorial

A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, #Canada #Canadian Parliament #islamic-state #National War Memorial #NewsTracker #Ottawa #Stephen Harper #World

Oct 23, 2014

Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at Siachen Glacier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his Diwali visit to Jammu and Kashmir Thursday by celebrating the festival of lights with the soldiers at the Siachen Glacier. #Diwali #India #Jammu Kashmir #Modi #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Siachen Glacier

Oct 23, 2014

Costa Rica intervenes to stop strike at port, arrests 68

SAN JOSE Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country's main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyze shipping. Workers at Puerto Limon's Moin and Limon terminals, which handle about 80 percent of Costa Rica's foreign trade, went on strike to protest a $1 billion expansion concession granted to APM Terminals, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk. #Arabic #Brazil #China #facebook #Italy #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Oct 23, 2014

PM Modi’s diwali visit to Kashmir: A view from Srinagar

The answer is obvious: Modi wants to garner sympathy for himself by presenting himself as Kashmir’s and Kashmiris’ sympathizer. #Jammu and Kashmir #Kashmir #Kashmir floods #Kashmir visit #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder

Oct 23, 2014

EU leaders seek climate deal, but are divided over costs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit on Thursday, though sharp differences over sharing the cost means a deal could elude them. The 28 member states want to set the pace for a global pact to be hammered out in Paris next year with industrial powers from Asia, North America and the rest of the world. #Arabic #Brazil #Business #european #France #Japan #Middle East #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Oct 23, 2014

FACTBOX: Attacks on Canadian government buildings or politicians

REUTERS - Canada's capital Ottawa was shaken on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building. The gunman in the parliament building was shot dead. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #Latin America #markets #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

Oct 23, 2014

Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.     U.S #Argentina #Brazil #China #India #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #United States