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Aug 3, 2015

Israel approves jailing Jewish militants without trial to resolve lethal arson | Reuters

JERUSALEM Israel's security cabinet approved on Sunday the detention of citizens suspected of waging violence against Palestinians without trial in a crackdown aimed at capturing the perpetrators of a lethal West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish militants. The extension to Israelis of so-called "administration detention", a practice commonly applied to Palestinian militant suspects and condemned internationally, laid bare authorities' frustration at failing to curb Jewish ultra-nationalist attacks #Argentina #Crime #Foreign policy #Latin America #opinion #United Kingdom

Aug 3, 2015

Plane skids off Indonesian runway, three injured and airport closed | Reuters

JAKARTA A Citilink plane skidded off a runway in western Indonesia on Sunday, injuring three people and forcing the airport to shut down, according to a transportation ministry official and local media. #India #Latin America #markets #opinion #Sports

Aug 2, 2015

Egypt postpones Al Jazeera retrial verdict to Aug. 29 | Reuters

CAIRO An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed delivering its verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera TV journalists, a decision a defence lawyer said was to avoid bad publicity during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries. It was the second time the verdict in the internationally sensitive case has been postponed, this time to Aug. #Argentina #Business #Egypt #opinion #Qatar #United Kingdom

Aug 2, 2015

U.S. Democrats see fire wall holding to preserve Iran deal | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition by majority Republicans and a massive lobbying drive. By the time the House of Representatives recessed for the summer last week, no senior Democrat in the chamber had come out formally against the agreement and several central figures, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, were strongly in favor. #Congress #Entertainment #India #Iran #markets #United Kingdom

Aug 2, 2015

Merkel’s German conservatives set sights on absolute majority | Reuters

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from conservative allies on Sunday to run for a fourth term in 2017 after an opinion poll showed they could win an absolute majority if an election were held next week. The results of the poll came a day after Der Spiegel news magazine said in an unsourced report that Merkel, who turned 61 on July 17, had decided to run for a fourth term and had started planning her 2017 re-election campaign #Economy #Entertainment #Europe #Latin America #markets #Technology #United Kingdom

Aug 2, 2015

Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants as he aims to cement his legacy on climate change, a senior administration official said. The revised Clean Power Plan will seek to slash carbon emissions from the power sector by 32 percent from 2005 levels in 2030, a 9 percent increase over a previous proposal. The regulation will usher in a sweeping transformation of the U.S #Business #Latin America #markets #opinion #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Aug 2, 2015

Day of losses seen ahead for reopened Greek stock market | Reuters

ATHENS Greek traders said on Sunday they expected a torrid day of losses when the Athens stock market opens after being shuttered for five weeks as part of attempts to stop Greece's financial collapse. #Europe #Greece #Latin America #loans #markets

Aug 2, 2015

Three Turkish soldiers killed as PKK steps up attacks after air strikes | Reuters

ISTANBUL Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed two soldiers and wounded 31 in a suicide attack overnight in eastern Turkey, the army said on Sunday, as violence escalated following Ankara's air bombardment targeting Kurdish militants. PKK militants drove a tractor filled with explosives into a military outpost in the Dogubeyazit district of the eastern Agri province bordering Iran, the army said in a statement #Argentina #Business #crisis #Entertainment #Europe #markets #Syria

Aug 2, 2015

Israeli teen dies of injuries from stabbing at Gay Pride parade | Reuters

JERUSALEM An Israeli teenager died on Sunday of stab wounds sustained when an ultra-Orthodox man with a knife attacked a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem three days ago, police said. High school student Shira Banki, 16, was one of six people wounded in the assault. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-web #WebTrends

Aug 2, 2015

Trump says won’t be ‘throwing punches’ in U.S. Republican debate | Reuters

WASHINGTON Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate among the 10 top-polling candidates as he leads the 17 candidates vying to represent their party in the November 2016 election. Trump has raised eyebrows and ire with attacks on his fellow candidates, accusing former Texas Governor Rick Perry of wearing glasses to look smarter and belittling the war hero status of U.S. #Election #Entertainment #India #Latin America #lifestyle #opinion