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With Suu Kyi blocked, her Myanmar party eyes ex-general for president

Sep 24, 2014

With Suu Kyi blocked, her Myanmar party eyes ex-general for president

YANGON (Reuters) - Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year's parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president and might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party, NLD officials said. Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi, 69, is barred by the constitution from becoming president and is apparently unwilling to give her blessing to an alternative candidate from within her own party. #China #France #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #military #Syria #Technology
Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat

Sep 24, 2014

Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While the world has focused on a U.S.-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al Qaeda militants that posed a more immediate threat to the West. #Argentina #Brazil #China #France #India #Latin America #Russia #Syria #Technology #United Kingdom
Obama's Syria war carries risks for him at home and abroad

Sep 24, 2014

Obama's Syria war carries risks for him at home and abroad

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Appearing relaxed enough to crack a joke, U.S. President Barack Obama took to the world stage on Tuesday after launching airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants but he is still facing huge political risks at home and abroad. The reason for Obama's good humor #Business #facebook #France #India #Italy #markets #Mexico #opinion #Technology #United Kingdom
U.N. climate summit sets goals to save forests, use clean energy

Sep 24, 2014

U.N. climate summit sets goals to save forests, use clean energy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations summit on climate change agreed on Tuesday to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects for a wide-ranging deal to slow global warming. The one-day summit, hosted by U.N #Argentina #China #facebook #France #India #Italy #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #United States
U.N. climate summit sets goals to save forests, use clean energy

Sep 24, 2014

U.N. climate summit sets goals to save forests, use clean energy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations summit on climate change agreed on Tuesday to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects for a wide-ranging deal to slow global warming. The one-day summit, hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, set goals to halt losses of tropical forests by 2030, improve food production and hike the share of electric vehicles in cities to 30 percent of new vehicle sales by 2030. #Africa #Arabic #facebook #France #India #Japan #Mexico #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States
U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on militants in Syria

Sep 24, 2014

U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on militants in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its Arab allies bombed militant groups in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters, members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group and opening a new front amid shifting Middle East alliances. The attacks encountered no objection, and even signs of tacit approval, from President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government, which said Washington had warned Damascus in advance. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S #cnt #cookie #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #Yahoo!
Egyptian-mediated Gaza talks to resume in late October

Sep 24, 2014

Egyptian-mediated Gaza talks to resume in late October

CAIRO (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to resume talks late next month on cementing a Gaza ceasefire, allowing time for Palestinian factions to resolve internal differences which could threaten the Egyptian-mediated negotiations. Tuesday's meetings began in Cairo around noon under the leadership of Egyptian intelligence, having been delayed for almost three hours while Palestinian factions discussed whether to withdraw in protest over Israel's killing of two Hamas members in Hebron hours before the talks were set to begin #Brazil #France #India #Israel #Italy #markets #opinion #Politics #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States
Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

Sep 24, 2014

Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has regained a slight edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who is losing some voter support in the campaign's homestretch, a poll showed on Tuesday. Rousseff would have 42 percent of the votes against 41 percent for Silva in a second-round runoff if the election were held today, a one point advantage that amounts to a statistical tie as it is within the margin of error of the survey by polling firm MDA #Brazil #Economy #Election #facebook #France #India #Latin America #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom
U.S. defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief

Sep 24, 2014

U.S. defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because Damascus has "shown it cannot and will not confront these safe havens," the United States wrote to the United Nations in a letter on Tuesday. In the letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S #Brazil #facebook #France #Italy #markets #Mexico #Middle East #Politics
D'Souza gets community confinement for election law violation

Sep 24, 2014

D'Souza gets community confinement for election law violation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to spend eight months in a community confinement center during five years of probation after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation. The defendant, a frequent critic of President Barack Obama, was sentenced by U.S. #Business #India #Italy #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #United States