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NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds | Reuters

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force. Following a 90-minute meeting in Brussels, Turkey won the backing it sought for stepping up its role in the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State with air strikes. Ankara made no request to its 27 allies for military help and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg noted that it had the second-largest army in the alliance #Afghanistan #Iraq #markets #opinion #Syria

17 mins ago

Oil steadies after four-day loss; U.S. inventory draw eyed | Reuters

NEW YORK Oil prices steadied on Tuesday, with Brent recovering from near six-month lows and U.S. crude settling more than 1 percent higher as bets for a drop in U.S. stockpiles offset concern over a global oil supply glut and China's stock market meltdown. #Argentina #Business #Entertainment #Latin America #markets #opinion #Technology

32 mins ago

China indicts former party chief of Xinjiang’s capital for graft | Reuters

BEIJING The former Chinese Communist Party chief of Urumqi, the capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, has been indicted on corruption charges, China's state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. #Crime #Latin America #markets #United Kingdom #United States

46 mins ago

Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State | Reuters

NAJAF, Iraq The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria. #Business #Crime #crisis #Europe #Syria

47 mins ago

Wall Street ends sharply higher as China jitters ebb | Reuters

U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Tuesday, breaking a five-day losing streak as attention shifted from trouble in Chinese equities to U.S. #Business #China #Latin America #markets #NASDAQ #South Korea

Jul 29, 2015

American accused of killing Zimbabwe’s popular Cecil the lion | Reuters

HARARE Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American tourist of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death. The lion was lured out of Hwange National Park using a bait and was shot by the Walter James Palmer with a crossbow, Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF), told reporters #Business #Entertainment #Middle East #opinion #United Kingdom

Jul 29, 2015

BSE Sensex marks lowest close in more than a month | Reuters

MUMBAI India's stock markets fell on Tuesday, with the BSE Sensex marking its lowest close in more than a month, as investors were unwilling to make any risky bets amid weak corporate earnings and ahead of the central bank's policy review next week. The BSE Sensex ended 0.37 percent lower at 27,459.23, its lowest close since June 19, while the Nifty fell 0.29 percent. (Reporting by Karen Rebelo; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu) #India #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #science

Jul 29, 2015

Second-term Obama tells Africa’s ‘Big Men’ to quit when time is up | Reuters

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI Judging by the applause at the African Union headquarters, Barack Obama hit a chord when he took aim at the continent's 'Big Men', telling them they should quit when their time was up - especially since most have the cash to retire comfortably. In joining African reformists who demand term limits be observed, the U.S. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-paragraph #var-web #WebTrends

Jul 29, 2015

Global stocks rally as China fears dwindle, oil prices steady | Reuters

NEW YORK U.S. and European stock markets climbed 1 percent or more on Tuesday, reversing five days of declines, as investors looked past China's equities sell-off and took buying cues from earnings and mergers news #function-check #table #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

Jul 29, 2015

Florida man charged in alleged bomb plot for Islamic State | Reuters

WASHINGTON A Florida man has been charged in an alleged backpack bomb plot he planned to carry out on a public beach in Key West to show his support for the Islamic State militant group, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. #Argentina #Entertainment #opinion #Security #Technology #United States