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'Traitors' Cemetery' reserved for Turkey's coup plotters | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

'Traitors' Cemetery' reserved for Turkey's coup plotters | Reuters

ISTANBUL Captain Mehmet Karabekir's body was not washed before burial. #Middle East #markets #Security #Turkey #Foreign policy
Aleppo plan must ensure protection for Syrians whether they leave or stay - ICRC | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

Aleppo plan must ensure protection for Syrians whether they leave or stay - ICRC | Reuters

GENEVA A proposal to create a humanitarian corridor into Aleppo must ensure that Syrians are protected and supported whether they choose to leave or to stay, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday. All warring sides must allow aid agencies access to assess civilian needs and ensure that families who choose to leave are kept together, the aid agency said in a statement reacting to Russia's plan for a humanitarian corridor. #United States #India #Russia #Europe #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Fighters battling Islamic State gather trove of documents | Reuters

Jul 27, 2016

Fighters battling Islamic State gather trove of documents | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S.-backed forces fighting to drive Islamic State out of northern Syria have gathered a massive trove of documents and data belonging to the militant group, potentially shedding more light on its operations, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday #United States #Hillary Clinton #markets #Argentina #crisis #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Venezuela government aims to sink Maduro recall, opposition protests | Reuters

Jul 27, 2016

Venezuela government aims to sink Maduro recall, opposition protests | Reuters

CARACAS Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government sought on Tuesday to scupper a push by the opposition to oust him this year via a referendum, while his opponents called for protests. As the OPEC nation faces an unprecedented economic crisis, both sides are deadlocked over a provision in the constitution allowing a recall referendum halfway through the president's six-year term. Government supporters lodged a complaint at the election board saying the Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition falsified signatures in an initial collection to trigger the process #Business #Middle East #Crime #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Foreign policy
U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

WASHINGTON The chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee called on the Obama administration on Monday to ask Congress for more money to fund its plans for Iraq and Afghanistan, amid expectations of a defence budget battle when lawmakers return to Washington this fall. "The administration needs to come over with a supplemental (budget request)," Republican Representative Mac Thornberry said at a roundtable discussion with reporters shortly after returning from a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. He said U.S #Business #Syria #markets #Argentina #Budget #House #Foreign policy
Erdogan says Turkish people want death penalty restored | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

Erdogan says Turkish people want death penalty restored | Reuters

BERLIN The Turkish people want the death penalty restored and those governing the country must listen to them, President Tayyip Erdogan said, despite European officials saying such a move would immediately stop Ankara's EU accession process. "What do the (Turkish) people say today?" Erdogan asked during an interview with German television station ARD that was broadcast on Monday. "They want the death penalty reintroduced #United States #Middle East #markets #Security #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #article
Diplomatic win for China as ASEAN drops reference to maritime court ruling | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

Diplomatic win for China as ASEAN drops reference to maritime court ruling | Reuters

VIENTIANE China scored a diplomatic victory on Monday as Southeast Asian nations dropped a U.S.-backed proposal to mention a landmark international court ruling against Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea in a joint statement. #India #Japan #Vietnam #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Foreign policy
ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement | Reuters

Jul 24, 2016

ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement | Reuters

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said. Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met for the first time since the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration handed an emphatic legal victory to the Philippines in the dispute this month. The ruling by the court in The Hague denied China's sweeping claims in the strategic seaway, through which more than $5 trillion in global trade passes each year. #United States #Economy #India #Argentina #Foreign policy
EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in midair after a fire - NY Times | Reuters

Jul 23, 2016

EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in midair after a fire - NY Times | Reuters

Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew, according to Egyptian officials involved in the inquiry, the New York Times reported on Friday. But the officials could not determine whether the fire thought to have caused the crash had been set off by a mechanical malfunction or by a malicious act, the report said. ( nyti.ms/2aBGDIn ) The findings are based on information from the Airbus A320’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder along with an analysis of the condition and distribution of recovered debris, including human remains, according to forensic and aviation officials in Cairo, the report said. #India #Egypt #Europe #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Russian serviceman killed by self-detonating bomb in Syria -TASS | Reuters

Jul 23, 2016

Russian serviceman killed by self-detonating bomb in Syria -TASS | Reuters

MOSCOW A Russian serviceman has been killed in Syria by a self-detonating bomb, the TASS news agency reported on Friday, citing the Russian defence ministry. The ministry said in a statement cited by TASS that the serviceman had been killed near Aleppo when a bomb exploded near a convoy, bringing food and water for local inhabitants, that was being escorted by the Russian military. (Reporting By Jason Bush; Editing by Chris Reese) #Syria #Europe #Argentina #United Kingdom #Foreign policy